TELUS celebrates National Philanthropy Day with $7.1 million team donation to
Canadian charities

TELUS team members and retirees donate to more than 2,900 charities in need

VANCOUVER, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Sunday, November 15, TELUS, its team members and retirees today announced an unprecedented $7.1 million is being donated to more than 2,900 charities in Canada this year through the TELUS Employee Charitable Giving program.

The TELUS Employee Charitable Giving program matches team member contributions to eligible charities dollar for dollar. TELUS team members and retirees can choose to make a donation through payroll or pension deduction, and TELUS covers all administration costs, which means every penny of each donation, along with the TELUS match, goes to the charities chosen by our team members.

"At TELUS, we give where we live," said Josh Blair, executive vice-president of TELUS Human Resources. "Many members of our communities are facing difficult times and it's important for TELUS to support the charities our team members and retirees hold close to their hearts. I'm proud of our TELUS team members and retirees for their generosity and dedication to the communities where we live and work. Together, we truly can make a meaningful difference."

In 2008, TELUS employees and retirees donated $5.35 million to more than 2,900 charities across Canada. Since 2000, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $137 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of service to local communities.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.1 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 100,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $137 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Megan Fielding, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 894-0817, megan.fielding@telus.com

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