BCE Renews $1B MTN Program

On March 2, 2004, BCE Inc. completed the renewal of its $1 billion medium term note program. The program was established pursuant to a short form base shelf prospectus dated February 24, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement dated March 1, filed in all provinces of Canada. The dealers were BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Casgrain & Company Ltd., CIBC World Markets Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., National Bank Financial, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc.

BCE was represented in-house by Ruby Barber, senior counsel; and Ildo Ricciuto, assistant general counsel, compliance; and by Jean Marc Huot and Benoît Dubord of Stikeman Elliott LLP. The dealers were represented by Richard Shannon and Fred Enns of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.