BCE gets double recognition for excellence in corporate governance
Two national organizations praise rigorous governance and disclosure
MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE Inc., Canada's largest
communications provider, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors
has received two awards for excellence in corporate governance.
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) named BCE the winner of
its first-ever award for best overall corporate governance, recognizing the
company's best practices in building and sustaining shareholder and
The BCE Board was also recognized by the Canadian Coalition for Good
Governance (CCGG), receiving the organization's Gavel Award for best corporate
governance disclosure. The award underscores the importance of effective
communications between corporations and their shareholders.
"Since 1880, Bell has upheld the highest ethical and operational standards in
every aspect of our business. These prestigious awards recognize the unmatched
expertise and guidance of the BCE Board of Directors and the hard work and
dedication of the Bell team in ensuring rigorous governance of our company's
operations," said George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada.
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (www.cscs.org) is one of
Canada's leading advocates of good corporate governance, working to increase
corporate Canada's understanding and awareness of the importance of governance
ethics and best practices.
The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (www.ccgg.ca) is made up of a wide
range of institutional investors who invest in domestic capital markets on
behalf of millions of Canadians.
BCE (TSX, NYSE: BCE) is Canada's largest communications company, providing a
comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services to
residential and business customers under the Bell and Bell Aliant brands. 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. To learn more,
please visit BCE.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
SOURCE Bell Canada
Media inquiries: Jacqueline Michelis Bell Communications 1 855 785-1427
Investor inquiries: Thane Fotopoulos BCE Investor Relations (514) 870-4619
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