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Bell Aliant announces Redemption Price for 4.72 per cent medium term notes due September 2011


HALIFAX -- Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (“Bell Aliant LP”) announced on April 26, 2011 that it would make a partial redemption of the 4.72 per cent medium term notes due September 26, 2011 (the “2011 Notes”) on May 6, 2011 (the “Redemption Date”). Today, Bell Aliant LP has determined the redemption price according to the method and process outlined in the trust indenture for the 2011 Notes.

The redemption price is equal to the greater of the Canada Yield Price and their principal amount, together with accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the Redemption Date. The Canada Yield Price is a price equal to the price of the 2011 Notes calculated to provide a yield to maturity equal to the Government of Canada Yield plus 0.18 per cent determined today, the third business day prior to the Redemption Date. The Government of Canada Yield is the yield to maturity, compounded semi-annually, which a non-callable Government of Canada Bond would carry if issued, in Canadian dollars in Canada, at 100 per cent of its principal amount with a term to maturity equal to the remaining term to maturity of the 2011 Notes. The Government of Canada Yield used to calculate the redemption price of the 2011 Notes is the average of the rates calculated by two registered Canadian investment dealers selected by Bell Aliant LP.

The following is the redemption price per C$1,000 of the principal amount of the 2011 Notes:

Average Government of Canada Yield: 1.081%
Premium: 0.180%
Tender yield 1.261%
Canada Yield Price: C $1,013.266
Accrued and unpaid interest to May 6, 2011: C $5.302
Total Redemption Price: C$1,018.568

Forward-looking statements This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning future events and expectations, specifically relating to the planned redemption of a portion of the outstanding 2011 Notes. These statements describe management’s expectations at May 3, 2011. These statements are based on management’s beliefs regarding future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that are beyond management’s control. Therefore, actual events may differ materially from what is predicted. Assumptions made and risk factors considered in preparing our forward-looking statements are discussed in detail in Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund’s and Bell Aliant Regional Communications Holdings, Limited Partnership’s 2010 annual management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) as well as in Bell Aliant Inc.’s and Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc.’s annual information forms, which are available at or at The planned redemption of a portion of the outstanding 2011 Notes is subject to the satisfaction of all requirements to enable a partial redemption of the 2011 Notes. All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the results or events predicted will be realized. Except as may be required by Canadian securities laws, Bell Aliant disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason. Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

About Bell Aliant

Bell Aliant (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(TM) services. Through its operating entities it 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. More information can be found at

This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of Bell Aliant LP in any jurisdiction.


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