Bell Aliant Press Release

September 20, 2012

Bell Aliant completes purchase of DMTS

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Jan. 2, 2013—Dryden, Ontario—The City of Dryden and Bell Aliant are pleased to announce that the sale of the landline and Internet assets of Dryden Municipal Telephone System (DMTS) to Bell Aliant has been officially completed.

The members of Dryden City Council granted final authorization for the transaction on October 3, 2012, and the transition to new ownership has been ongoing from that point.

The intent of both Bell Aliant and the City of Dryden has been to make the transition as seamless as possible. For customers it is business as usual, and should any changes be required, there will be direct, advance communications to customers.

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For more information please contact:

Joe van Koeverden, City Manager/CAO
City of Dryden/DMTS

Norma Hughes
Bell Alliant Public Affairs
877-647-3443 (toll-free)

DMTS Background:
Dryden Municipal Telephone System (DMTS) has been operating as a department of the City of Dryden since 1912, building a solid foundation for phone and internet services. It provides a full range of telecommunications services to business and residential customers and serves the City of Dryden and the surrounding area.

Bell Aliant Background
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America’s largest regional communications providers, serving a population of 5.3 million Canadians. Bell Aliant provides communication and technology services such as voice, data, Internet, TV, and value-added business solutions to customers in Ontario, Quebec and the four Atlantic Provinces. It was also the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology. The company provides products and services under the brands of Bell, Bell Aliant, KMTS, NorthernTel, Telebec and Cablevision. Bell Aliant employs approximately 7,000 employees across six provinces and has annual revenues of $2.8 billion. Bell Canada Enterprises has a 44 per cent interest in Bell Aliant.

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