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Bell congratulates A. Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman Emeritus of BCE Inc., for the Québec Employers Council

Bell congratulates A. Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman 
Emeritus of BCE Inc., for the Québec Employers Council 2013 Prix de carrière 
MONTREAL, April 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell is pleased to recognize Mr. 
Albert Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman Emeritus of BCE Inc., 
for the 2013 Prix de carrière awarded to him by the Québec Employers 
Council, honouring him for his outstanding contribution to Québec society. 
"On behalf of all members of the Bell team, I congratulate our colleague Jean 
de Grandpré on this prestigious honour," said George Cope, President and 
Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell. "This recognition by one of 
Québec's leading business organizations underscores M. de Grandpré's 
exceptional contribution to Québec and Canadian society, especially his role 
leading BCE forward." 
Mr. de Grandpré joined Bell in 1966 as the company's General Counsel, and was 
a progressively senior leader at the company. In 1976, he was appointed Bell's 
Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Bell built 
its telecommunications leadership position with positive growth across its 
many business segments. Mr. de Grandpré led the formation and growth of Bell 
Canada Enterprises (BCE), which is now a $20 billion Québec-based company 
delivering industry-leading employee, infrastructure, R&D and community 
investment. 
A widely respected executive throughout his career, Mr. de Grandpré was 
appointed to a significant number of advisory and governing board positions at 
major Canadian and international corporations. 
Mr. de Grandpré is a Companion of the Order of Canada and is Chancellor 
Emeritus of McGill University, a lifetime member of the Canadian Bar 
Association, member Emeritus of the Association of the Canada General 
Counsels, and a member of the Bar of Québec. 
Born in Montréal in 1921, Mr. de Grandpré was educated at Collège 
Jean-de-Brébeuf and McGill University. In 1943, he graduated with a Bachelor 
of Civil Law and as a Faculty of Law gold medalist. Mr. de Grandpré has also 
received honorary doctorates from the University of Québec, McGill 
University, Université de Montréal, University of Ottawa and Bishop's 
University. 
This is the 31(st) straight year the Prix de carrière has been awarded to an 
individual of distinction.
The Québec Employers Council brings together many of Québec's largest 
companies and the vast majority of sector-based employers' groups, making it 
Québec's sole employer federation. For more information, please visit 
www.cpq.qc.ca 
About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and 
business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Media is 
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio 
and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the 
country's most-watched specialty channels. For more information, please visit 
Bell.ca. 
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable and 
awareness program promoting mental health across Canada with the Bell Let's 
Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant Bell funding of community care 
and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit 
Bell.ca/LetsTalk. 
Véronique Arsenault Bell Media Relations 1-855-391-5263 
veronique.arsenault@bell.ca @Bell_News 
Image with caption: "Jean de Grandpre, winner of Québec Employers Council 
2013 Prix de carrière, surrounded by the Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, 
the President, Yves-Thomas Dorval, and personalities inducted into Club 
entrepreneurs Council (Jacynthe Côté, chief executive of Rio Tinto Alcan, 
Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Alliance, 
and Dr. Sheldon Elman, founder and CEO of Medisys). (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". 
Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130422_C7549_PHOTO_EN_25867.jpg 
Image with caption: "Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman 
Emeritus of BCE Inc. (1983). (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130422_C7549_PHOTO_EN_25857.jpg 
Image with caption: "Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman 
Emeritus of BCE Inc. (1988). (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130422_C7549_PHOTO_EN_25855.jpg 
SOURCE: Bell Canada 
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