MTS Allstream Recognized for Leadership in Disaster Recovery Planning

    Honoured with Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada Award of Excellence

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), one of
Canada's leading communications companies, has been honoured by Canada's
premier professional disaster recovery organizations with the 2009 Award of
Excellence from the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada. The award was
presented yesterday at the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto.
    The Award of Excellence is presented each year by the community of
business continuity and disaster recovery professionals to an organization
that demonstrates excellence in planning and preparedness in the areas of
continuity management, technology recovery and crisis management. "At MTS
Allstream, planning for, and responding to emergencies is an integrated
business practice, and we are honoured to have this effort recognized by an
organization such as the Disaster Recovery Institute," said MTS Allstream CEO
Pierre Blouin. "Our Corporate Emergency Program is a great source of pride for
MTS Allstream. We continue to invest significant effort and resources to
ensure we can deliver our products and services to our customers across the
country under any operating condition."
    The Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada was incorporated as a
non-profit organization in 1996 to promote commonly accepted understanding
across the business continuity planning and disaster recovery industry through
education, assistance and the development of a standard resource base, to
certify qualified business continuity planning and disaster recovery
professionals, and promote the credibility and professionalism of certified
business continuity planning and disaster recovery professionals.

    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
6,000 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 learn more about MTS Allstream
services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder
value are encouraged to visit:

For further information:

For further information: Media: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate
Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576,; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream
Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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