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BCE announces date of Final Order hearing for approval of its plan of arrangement


BCE today announced that its
motion seeking a Final Order approving the proposed plan of arrangement under
which BCE will be acquired by a consortium led by Teachers’ Private Capital,
the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Providence
Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners will be heard on Wednesday,
October 10, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. The motion will be heard before the Superior
Court of Québec, sitting in the Commercial Division in and for the district of
Montréal, at the Montréal Courthouse, located at 1 Notre-Dame Street East in
Montréal, Québec, in room 16.12.
Any person wishing to appear and be heard at the hearing must comply with
the terms of the Interim Order available in the "BCE Special Shareholder
Meeting" section of BCE’s website at The Interim Order
is also
attached as Appendix “I” to BCE’s management proxy circular dated August 7,
2007, also available at, as well as on SEDAR at and
on EDGAR at
BCE’s special shareholder meeting will be held on September 21, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. at Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montréal, Québec, in
the auditorium Le Grand Salon. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008 and is subject to customary conditions, including
shareholder and regulatory approvals.


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