BCE Exchanges Joint Venture Interest Assets for Shares of SkyTerra Communications, Inc.

On January 5, 2007, BCE Inc. completed an exchange with SkyTerra Communications, Inc. of BCE's equity interests in certain joint venture vehicles that provide satellite-based mobile communication services, for 21,393,355 shares in the capital stock of SkyTerra. The amount is undisclosed.

The BCE team was led by vice-president general counsel Michel Lalande and senior legal counsel Martin Cossette. BCE was represented in the US by Alan Sinsheimer and William G. Farrar of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and in Canada by Rene Sorell, Lorne Salzman, Alison Breen and Alasdair Federico of McCarthy T├ętrault LLP.

SkyTerra was represented in the United States by Gregory Fernicola, Laura Kaufmann Belkhayat and Veronica Moo of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and in Canada by David Little and Tom Reaume (Securities) and Kirsten Embree (Regulatory) of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP.


René R. Sorell Alison T. Breen Alasdair J. Federico Thomas F. Reaume Kirsten R. Embree Lorne P. Salzman David P. Little


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