TELUS further strengthens its presence in Québec

François Côté, François Gratton and Paul Lepage are recognized for their 
substantial contributions to TELUS' success within Québec and across Canada 
MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS is pleased to announce that François 
Côté, Executive Vice President of TELUS has expanded his portfolio to 
include executive oversight of TELUS Ventures, François Gratton has been 
appointed President of TELUS Québec and Atlantic Canada, and Paul Lepage has 
been appointed the President of TELUS Health and Payment Solutions. The three 
Montreal-based executives are being recognized for their contributions to 
TELUS' overall success and the increasing importance and level of contribution 
the TELUS Québec team has on the organization's national strategy. 
"Elevating the executive responsibilities of these three accomplished TELUS 
leaders demonstrates our commitment to, and the importance of, the Québec 
market in our organisation. As a major employer and industry leader, TELUS is 
dedicated to building on the hard work and skill of our more than 5,500 
current Québec team members and our alumni who have demonstrated the courage 
to innovate within the communications industry over the past 85 years," said 
Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS. "I am confident that François 
Côté, François Gratton and Paul Lepage will continue to strengthen TELUS' 
position as a communications leader, not only within Québec, but also on a 
global basis." 
François Côté, Executive Vice President TELUS and Vice-Chair, TELUS 
Québec, TELUS Health and TELUS Ventures 
Since joining TELUS in 2008, Mr. Côté has played a prominent role both in 
Québec, as President, TELUS Québec, and nationally, as President of TELUS 
Health and Executive Vice President, TELUS Corporation. In addition to his 
current executive responsibilities, Mr. Côté will now assume the management 
of investments for TELUS Ventures on a global basis. 
"Since François joined TELUS in 2008, he has played a crucial role in the 
success of our organisation," said Mr. Entwistle. "His entrepreneurial spirit 
has helped us tackle many challenges and will be a major asset in his new 
responsibilities. By bringing his proven leadership and well-honed skills to 
the TELUS Ventures team, I am confident that he will manage our company's 
venture investments strategically and effectively." 
TELUS Ventures has built an outstanding investment portfolio by working with 
high-potential, privately-held companies that offer unique technologies and 
innovative products that exploit the convergence of voice, enhanced data, 
digital media and wireless. Since 2001, TELUS Ventures has invested $95 
million in 34 companies and has a current portfolio of 14 active companies 
valued at more than $50 million. In 2012, four TELUS Ventures portfolio 
companies have had successful liquidity events, the most recent being Ruckus 
Wireless, the Wi-Fi technology pioneer, which listed on the NYSE and generated 
a more than eight-fold return for TELUS. 
Mr. Côté will continue to advance our venture investments in the 
communications sector while increasing our investment in the health sector, 
leveraging our best-in-class expertise and reputation as a technology leader 
focused on preventative healthcare. By strategically and thoughtfully 
targeting our future venture investments toward the healthcare industry, Mr. 
Côté will further advance our TELUS Health strategic pursuits while ensuring 
we consistently realize a strong economic return on our ventures portfolio. 
In addition to being active in various causes, Mr. Côté sits on the Boards 
of the Montreal Heart Institute and Acti-Menu. He is also a member of the 
Board of Governors for the Fondation de la tolérance and the Executive 
Committee of the Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal, as well as 
theChair of the Board of FitSpirit. 
Under Mr. Côté's leadership, TELUS was recently the first organization to be 
named Philanthropic Company of the Year by the Association of Fundraising 
Professionals - Quebec Chapter. 
François Gratton, President, TELUS Québec and Atlantic Canada 
Mr. Gratton's appointment as President, TELUS Québec and Atlantic Canada, 
demonstrates the significance TELUS places on the Québec market and the 
growth opportunities that the company is realizing in the Atlantic Canada 
"Since joining TELUS in 2008, François Gratton has handled every challenge 
with aplomb," said Mr. Côté. "François' excellent leadership and strong 
management skills will ensure the company's growth throughout Québec and 
Atlantic Canada. He is the perfect executive to carry on the work of our 5,500 
team members who have been leaving their mark on the Québec communications 
industry, building on our proud history of the past 85 years. François will 
now have the chance to be the face of TELUS in his home province, and I am 
sure he will do an amazing job." 
Shortly after joining the TELUS team, Mr. Gratton progressed from the 
leadership team of TELUS Health to become the SVP of Business Markets for 
TELUS Québec. His ability to realize excellent results and build a 
high-performing team, as well as his admirable professional values and 
exemplary commitment to giving back to the community, led to the subsequent 
expansion of his role to include responsibility for supporting the consumer 
wireless market across the province, the business markets across Atlantic 
Canada, and the extensive broadband data network that TELUS has implemented 
for the Government of Québec. In his new capacity, Mr. Gratton now also has 
accountability for TELUS' broadband wireless and wireline services in Eastern 
Québec, including Optik TV and Internet Haute Vitesse. 
Mr. Gratton sits on numerous Boards, including the Board of the Information 
Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), as well as the Harvard Business 
School Advisory Board. 
Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions 
Paul Lepage's appointment as President, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions, 
serves to ensure the continued progress and bright future for TELUS Health 
products and services. Paul will have increased responsibilities in support of 
the company's strategic priority to help improve the effectiveness and 
efficiency of Canada's healthcare system through technology and innovation. 
"I am very enthusiastic about the future TELUS Health will shape for 
Canadians, thanks to the continued efforts of Paul and his team," said Mr. 
Côté. "In this expanded role, Paul will be leading his team to transform the 
healthcare continuum, from hospital to home, by delivering information 
technology solutions that allow professionals to deliver better care more cost 
efficiently and importantly, empower patients to take a greater role in 
managing their own health and that of their families." 
Recognized as a leading Canadian Healthcare IT Company by the Branham Group 
for five years, TELUS Health has invested more than one billion dollars to 
bring healthcare information technology to market. The organization leverages 
innovative technologies and applications to deliver best-in-class solutions 
including telehomecare, electronic medical and health records, personal health 
records, pharmacy management services and benefits management services. 
Mr. Lepage sits on the Board of Directors for BlueStreak Technology and 
Montréal InVivo, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Ivey Centre for 
Health Innovation. Mr. Lepage is Co-chair of the Mental Health Working Group 
for the Sandbox Project and has received ICD.D certification from the 
Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Lepage recently received the Queen 
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his leadership role in the strategic 
direction that allowed TELUS Health to make its mark in the areas of mobile 
health and remote patient monitoring. 
About TELUS in Québec 
A vibrant corporate presence in Québec for nearly 85 years, TELUS currently 
employs over 5,500 team members in the province. Since 2000, the company has 
invested $12.3 billion in Québec's economy and infrastructure development. A 
Canadian industry leader, TELUS offers Québec communities access to 
state-of-the-art global communication technologies, at home, on the move and 
in the workplace. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, the 
company has contributed $30 million since 2005 to support local community 
organizations in Québec, such as Opération Enfant Soleil, the Dr. Julien 
Foundation, Les Oeuvres Jean Lafrance and the Association du cancer de l'Est 
du Québec. 
About TELUS Health 
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health 
records, personal health records, pharmacy management and benefits management. 
Our solutions give healthcare institutions, regional agencies, healthcare 
providers and patients the power to turn information into better health 
outcomes. For more information about TELUS Health, please visit 
About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company 
in Canada, with $10.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.0 million customer 
connections including 7.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.4 million wireline 
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 635,000 
TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, 
TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including 
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and 
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to 
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' 
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most 
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of 
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this 
prestigious international recognition. 
For more information about TELUS, please visit 
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