Passing of the late Duff Roblin felt by many

MTS Allstream employees pay tribute to legacy of former Manitoba Premier

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, June 3 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream wishes to acknowledge the passing of Duff Roblin who served as Manitoba's Premier from 1958 to 1967.

"Duff Roblin contributed greatly to our province," said Pierre Blouin, CEO, MTS Allstream. "His government was instrumental in the creation of many important institutions in Manitoba and of large infrastructure projects such as the Red River Floodway that were key to the development of our province. He has certainly left a lasting legacy and will be remembered as one of Manitoba's greatest Premiers."

MTS Allstream's history is closely connected to that of the of the Roblin family. Duff Roblin's grandfather, Rodmond P. Roblin, was Premier from 1900-1915. In 1907 he established Manitoba Government Telephones, the first public phone utility in North America, and predecessor to the company that is today MTS Allstream. The thoughts and prayers of all MTS Allstream employees go out to the family of the late Duff Roblin.

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. MTS Allstream has 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: Gillian Giesbrecht, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392,

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