Bell Closes Public Offering Of Note Debentures

On May 19, 2011, Bell Canada closed a public offering of $500 million of 3.65 per cent medium term note debentures, series M-23, maturing on May 19, 2016 and $500 million of 4.95 per cent medium term note debentures, series M-24, maturing on May 19, 2021. The offering was made pursuant to a pricing supplement dated May 16, 2011 to Bell Canada's September 3, 2009 base shelf prospectus and September 4, 2009 prospectus supplement.

The offering was led by TD Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. with a syndicate also composed of Desjardins Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and Casgrain & Company Limited.

Bell Canada was represented in-house by Ildo Ricciuto, Assistant General Counsel, Financings & Compliance and by Jean Marc Huot, Benoît Dubord, Lydia Pham and Andrée-Anne Arbour-Boucher of Stikeman Elliott LLP.

Francis Legault, Solomon Sananes and Marie-Claude Mailloux of Norton Rose OR LLP (then Ogilvy Renault LLP) acted for the dealers.