Lisa Lawrence

Lisa Lawrence to head to Ottawa to gain further insight into broadcast and communications industry during the 2011 Jeanne Sauvé Convergence Program

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MTS Allstream is pleased to announce that Lisa Lawrence, a Manager at MTS’s marketing group, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Canadian Women in Communications (“CWC”) Jeanne Sauvé Convergence Program. Only two participants from the private sector in Canada are selected each year. This program provides women in the Canadian communications field with the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of broadcast and communications policy.

“Everyone at MTS is very proud of Lisa and her accomplishment of being chosen for the Jeanne Sauvé Convergence Program,” said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS. “This is a terrific opportunity that will be of great benefit to Lisa’s professional growth and managing our MTS TV business.”

The Jeanne Sauvé Convergence program consists of six weeks of studies over the course of 2011-2012 and features three key participating organizations – the Department of Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada and the CRTC. Participants will spend two weeks at each organization where they will have the opportunity to gain insight into federal communications policies, the role of the government and its impact on industry, as well as the dynamics of the relationship between public and private sectors.

In her current role as Market Development Manager, Lawrence is responsible for developing and managing programming that includes interactive content for MTS’s TV service. Prior to this, Lawrence worked in the mobile industry at a number of companies including MTS Mobility, where she worked in regulatory affairs, and in business development as well as distribution. Lawrence was also involved in the start-up of the third wireless company in the Czech Republic, Oskar, which is now part of the telecommunications group Vodafone.

“Having spent most of my career in telecom and now broadcast, I have come to appreciate the complexity of these businesses,” said Lawrence. “The Jeanne Sauvé Convergence Program will provide me with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding, and as a result, I can play a larger role in MTS’s business development activities.”

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company’s extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: http://www.mtsallstream.com/.

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