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Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Aliant and Progress Magazine partner to recognize business success

Atlantic Canada - Progress Magazine has announced that Aliant will be presenting sponsor of the annual Progress Top 101 Companies of Atlantic Canada for 2005. The Progress TOP 101 Companies is a highly anticipated ranking of companies setting the pace in this dynamic marketplace.

"Progress Magazine is committed to celebrating business excellence in Atlantic Canada. That is why we created the Top 101 ranking thirteen years ago," said Neville Gilfoy, Publisher. "The TOP 101 has grown to include award ceremonies in each province. We are pleased that Aliant has joined us to help recognize and celebrate the achievements of these companies."

Participation in the Progress TOP 101 Companies of Atlantic Canada survey is voluntary. To qualify for inclusion in this survey, each company's corporate head office has to be located in Atlantic Canada or the company must have an independent board of directors based in Atlantic Canada. The data, which is collected in April and May of each year, reflects each company's latest corporate year-end. All submissions are subject to a verification process.

"Aliant is delighted to partner with Progress Magazine in recognizing the achievements of Atlantic Canadian companies," says Jay Forbes, Aliant's President and CEO. "At Aliant we work hard to meet the needs of our business customers and to provide them with the solutions they need to achieve their individual goals. We look forward to hosting the awards ceremonies and strengthening relationships that help drive regional prosperity."

The TOP 101 awards ceremonies are now in their 8th year. This year ceremonies are being held in St. John's (September 27), Halifax (October 13), Charlottetown (October 18) and Saint John (October 20).

For more information contact :
Colleen Ritchie
Promotions and Special Event Coordinator
Progress magazine
(902) 494-0999 ext. 40

Progress Magazine is Atlantic Canada's best-read business magazine, reaching more than 100,000 readers per issue. The magazine is published 10 times a year and is the flagship publication of the Halifax-based company ProgressCorp, publisher of Progrès, Nova Scotia Open to the World, Progress Halifax, Progress Visitor, Progress Book of Lists and Progress Research and Development.

About Aliant
From its home base in Atlantic Canada, Aliant delivers a wide variety of innovative and traditional communications services, including local and long distance telephony, wireless, Internet, e-commerce, interactive multimedia, data and managed network services, to more than two million consumers and over 80,000 enterprises. Aliant complements its industry-leading telecommunications business with strengths in information technology solutions and knowledge-services applications. Aliant's approximately 8,400 employees build on its 100-plus year history by collaborating to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience. Aliant has a market capitalization of approximately $3.5 billion.

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