TELUS purchases Emergis shares

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU)
announced that it has today purchased 41,200 common shares of Emergis Inc.
("Common Shares") through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the
"TSX"), representing less than 0.1 per cent of the outstanding Common Shares
as at December 10, 2007. As of the close of business of the TSX today, TELUS
owned directly or indirectly 1,017,000 Common Shares.
    The highest price paid by TELUS for Common Shares purchased today was
C$8.19 per share and the average price paid per share was C$8.19. This is
TELUS' third purchase of Common Shares through the facilities of the TSX since
TELUS's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary 6886116 Canada Ltd. mailed its offer
(the "TELUS Offer") to purchase Emergis on December 11, 2007.
    TELUS previously indicated in the TELUS offer that it might purchase
Common Shares through the facilities of the TSX, subject to compliance with
applicable laws, from time to time until the expiry of the TELUS offer. The
purchase of Common Shares in the market was undertaken with the sole aim of
assisting TELUS to achieve its stated objective of acquiring 100 per cent of
the Common Shares. The purchased Common Shares will be counted in the
determination as to whether 66 2/3 per cent of the Common Shares outstanding
on a fully-diluted basis shall have been validly deposited and not withdrawn
at the expiry time of the TELUS offer. The number of Common Shares that TELUS
may purchase through the facilities of the TSX may not exceed 5 per cent of
the outstanding Common Shares, based on the number of Common Shares
outstanding at the time of TELUS' offer for Emergis.


    This news release contains forward-looking statements about TELUS 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
    Statements that address activities, events or developments that TELUS
expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are
forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to
those regarding: the purchase by TELUS of Common Shares; the acceptance of the
Offer by holders of Common Shares; the receipt of required regulatory
approvals in a timely manner; completion of the proposed transaction;
strategic plans and expectations; business and financial prospects; expected
efficiencies and economies of scale from the transaction; future financial or
operating performance and cash flows, including improved growth and returns;
and statements regarding strategies, objectives, goals and targets. There can
be no assurance that any transaction between TELUS and Emergis will occur, or
will occur on the timetable contemplated in this news release.


    This news release is provided for informational purposes only and does
not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell
securities of Emergis. No proxy solicitation regarding a business combination
involving Emergis or offer to purchase the outstanding common shares of
Emergis has been commenced. The TELUS offer is being made exclusively by means
of, and subject to the terms and conditions set out in, the offer and offering
circular filed on December 11, 2007 filed with Canadian provincial and United
States federal securities regulators. The offer to purchase, offering circular
and other related materials may also be obtained from TELUS, Attention: TELUS
Corporation, Investor Relations, 3-555 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3K9.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 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

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact Shawn Hall,
TELUS Media Relations, (604) 697-8176,

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