TELUS announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

    For purchase of up to 20 million TELUS shares

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU)
announced today acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) of notice of
TELUS' intention to purchase from time to time through the facilities of the
TSX, if it is considered advisable, up to 8 million of its outstanding common
shares and up to 12 million of its outstanding non-voting shares on the TSX.
This represents approximately 4.6 per cent of the common and 8.1 per cent of
the non-voting outstanding current public float of such shares. TELUS, as of
December 7, 2007, had 175,766,114 common shares and 149,253,528 non-voting
shares issued and outstanding.
    The previous Normal Course Issuer Bid that expires on December 19, 2007
for 24 million total shares resulted in 2,904,900 common (at an average price
paid of $57.25) and 10,219,023 non-voting shares (at an average price paid of
$55.13) being purchased for approximately $730 million or 55 per cent of the
total as at December 7, 2007. Excluding purchases made under the previous bid,
the average daily trading volume for the previous six calendar months was
1,146,175 common shares and 767,160 non-voting shares.
    The Board of Directors of TELUS believes that such purchases are in the
best interest of TELUS and that such purchases constitute an attractive
investment opportunity and desirable use of TELUS' funds that should enhance
the value of the remaining shares. Purchases of common shares and non-voting
shares may be made pursuant to this notice in the 12-month period commencing
December 20, 2007 and ending December 19, 2008. All shares of TELUS purchased
pursuant to this notice will be cancelled by TELUS.

    Forward-looking statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current
expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to
risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results, performance or
achievements to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied
by the forward-looking statements. This includes the purchase of shares under
this Normal Course Issuer Bid. Factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially include but are not limited to economic, tax, funding or
other considerations which impact TELUS' assessment of the economic benefit of
proceeding with the share repurchases. Such statements are qualified in their
entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future
expectations. These risk factors are listed from time to time in TELUS'
reports, comprehensive public disclosure documents including the 2006 Annual
Report, Annual Information Form and quarterly interim reports and in other
filings with securities commissions in Canada and the United States.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9 billion of annual revenue and 11 million customer
connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million wireline
network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a
wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet
protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada's
premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS and our
team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

For further information:

For further information: Media relations: Allison Vale, (416) 629-6425,; Investor Relations: Robert Mitchell, (416) 279-3219,

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