TELUS elects not to submit offer to acquire BCE

    VANCOUVER, June 26 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced that it has elected not
to submit an offer to acquire BCE as part of the strategic review process
announced by BCE on April 17, 2007. The inadequacies of BCE's bid process did
not make it possible for TELUS to submit an offer.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.8 billion of annual revenue and 10.8 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 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

    Forward Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements about TELUS
described herein that are intended to be covered by the safe harbour for
forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact
included in this news release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements may prove to not be accurate and readers are cautioned to not place
undue reliance on them. Statements that address activities, events or
developments that TELUS expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in
the future are forward-looking statements.
    All forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and
uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond
the control of TELUS, which could cause actual results to differ materially
from the future results expressed in or implied or projected by the
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not
limited to the risk factors disclosed and identified in TELUS' public filings
made with securities regulatory authorities in Canada (on SEDAR at and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States
(on EDGAR at
    The forward-looking statements included in this news release represent
TELUS' views as of the date hereof. TELUS specifically disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news
release or any other forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that
may be made from time to time by TELUS or on its behalf.

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Shawn
Hall, (604) 697-8176,; For investor inquiries, please
contact: John Wheeler, (604) 697-8154,

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