TELUS comments on Industry Canada's decision on TELUS' proposed acquisition of Mobilicity VANCOUVER, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today provided the following comments in response to Industry Canada's decision regarding TELUS' proposed acquisition of Mobilicity. Following earlier approvals from Mobilicity debt holders and the court, earlier today Industry Minister Christian Paradis announced the government will not approve TELUS' acquisition of the struggling wireless company. Today's decision is unfortunate for Mobilicity's 250,000 customers, 150 employees and debtholders, who now face considerable uncertainty due to the pressing financial challenges facing the company. TELUS will drive on with our proven strategy that has served us so successfully over the years. We will continue to focus on our sustained investment in wireless infrastructure, broadband data services and putting our customers first. Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements. About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2million customer connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers, 3.4million wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers and 712,000 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 video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million 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 telus.com. TELUS: Shawn Hall TELUS Social and Media Relations 604-619-7913 firstname.lastname@example.org Darrel Rae TELUS Investor Relations 604-697-8192 email@example.com SOURCE: TELUS Corporation To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2013/04/c5023.html CO: TELUS Corporation ST: British Columbia NI: TLS MNA -0- Jun/04/2013 18:07 GMT
TELUS comments on Industry Canada's decision on TELUS' proposed acquisition of Mobilicity
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