Bell Aliant Inc. Announces Closing of Preferred Share Offering

HALIFAX, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. ("Bell Aliant") (TSX: BA) 
announced today that its subsidiary, Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. (the 
"Company"), has closed the sale of 8,000,000 4.25 per cent Cumulative 5-Year 
Rate Reset Series E Preferred Shares (the "Series E Preferred Shares") at a 
price of $25.00 per Series E Preferred Share for total gross proceeds of $200 
million. This follows the Company's previously announced bought deal public 
offering led by Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc, and CIBC. The Series E 
Preferred Shares begin trading on the TSX under the symbol "BAF.PR.E" today. 
The Series E Preferred Shares have not been, nor will they be, registered 
under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state 
securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. 
persons absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration 
requirement of such Act and applicable state securities laws. This news 
release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer 
to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in 
which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to 
qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. 
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional 
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire 
city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. 
Through its operating entities, Bell Aliant serves customers in six Canadian 
provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services, 
including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. 
Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, 
choice and convenience. For more information, visit www.bellaliant.ca.   
This media release is not for distribution to United States Newswire Services 
or for dissemination in the United States. 
Media Relations: Sarah Levy MacLeod Toll-free: (855) 487-5026 
sarah.levy@bellaliant.ca|mediarelations@bellaliant.ca  Investor Relations: 
Zeda Redden Toll-free: (877) 487-5726 zeda.redden@bellaliant.ca 
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