BCE gets double recognition for excellence in corporate governance

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 
stakeholder value. 
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. 
About BCE
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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