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WINNIPEG, MB, January 6, 2015 – (TSX: MBT) Starting today, youth-serving organizations in Manitoba are invited to apply for one of 10 MTS Future First grants. Valued at $10,000 each, the grants will be awarded to organizations focused on improving the lives of Manitoba’s young people for the second year in a row.
“MTS learned about some incredible youth-serving organizations during the inaugural round of MTS Future First grants in 2014,” said Jay Forbes, CEO. “We know there are many more outstanding initiatives connecting youth to opportunity in the province, and we want to help support those projects.”
To qualify for an MTS Future First grant, applicants should clearly identify how their project or program will achieve at least one of the following results for Manitoba youth under the age of 24:
“Through MTS Future First grants, our intent is to work with organizations all over Manitoba to remove barriers to success and help our young people achieve their full potential,” added Forbes. “As a new member of the team at MTS and new resident of Manitoba, I’m excited to learn about these organizations first hand.”
Manitobans will once again help select the 10 grant recipients from a list of twenty finalists through an online voting process that will take place in the spring.
For more details about the application process and to learn about the 2014 grant recipients, please visit the MTS Future First website at www.mts.ca/futurefirst.
About MTS Future First
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba.MTS Future First: Connecting Today’s Youth to Tomorrow is a multi-faceted community investment program that includes sponsorships, grants, donations, scholarships, employee volunteerism and fundraising programs to help in the advancement of Manitoba youth and reflects MTS’s philosophy of investing and giving back to our community. The program articulates a clear vision for MTS’s ongoing contribution to a thriving economy fueled by a vibrant, diverse workforce – one nurtured in healthy communities that provide opportunity and optimism for our young people. In 2013, MTS donated more than 1% of its pre-tax profits to charitable purposes in Manitoba. For more information about Future First, please visit www.mts.ca/futurefirst, and follow us @MTSFutureFirst.
Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the “statements”) about MTS’s community investment plans that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “project”, “should”, “anticipate”, “could”, “target”, “forecast”, “intend”, “plan”, “outlook”, “see”, “set”, “pending”, and other similar terms.
Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the “Material assumptions” section and the “Risks and uncertainties” section of the Company’s 2013 Annual Management Discussion & Analysis, and 2013 Annual Information Form, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management’s expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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Community Investment & Communications Officer
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