MTS Allstream named Top 25 Employer in Manitoba

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased to announce it has been named one of Manitoba's Top 25 Employers for 2010. This special designation is awarded by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers and recognizes Manitoba employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

MTS Allstream was selected as a Top 25 Employer in Manitoba for its investment and success with employee engagement, EcoPass public transit subsidy in Winnipeg, parental leave benefits, and vacation and reward programs, among a number of other positive workplace factors.

"MTS Allstream is proud to achieve this mark of distinction for the second consecutive year in Manitoba," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "There are many strong organizations in Manitoba and it's an honour to be recognized among the province's 25 best. This recognition highlights the importance of our employees to succeed in the challenging and ever-evolving telecommunications industry."

MTS has approximately 3,000 employees in Manitoba and is proud of its involvement and the contributions it makes to local communities throughout the province. Through corporate programs like the MTS Employee Charitable Trust and MTS Volunteers, MTS makes financial donations to several deserving charities and current and retired employees contribute their time and energy to the communities in which they live and work each year.

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About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,800 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit:

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392,

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