Key Developments: BCE Inc (BCE.TO)

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Bce Inc announces offering of MTN Debentures
Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 08:18pm EDT 

Bce Inc:Says that Bell Canada announced public offering of C$1.25 billion of MTN Debentures in two series pursuant to its medium term notes (MTN) program.C$750 million 3.15 pct. MTN Debentures, Series M-30, will be dated Sept. 29, 2014, will mature on Sept. 29, 2021, and will be issued at price of C$99.602 per C$100 principal amount.C$500 million 4.75 pct. MTN Debentures, Series M-31, will be dated Sept. 29, 2014, will mature on Sept. 29, 2044 and will be issued at price of C$99.099 per C$100 principal amount.MTN Debentures will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by BCE Inc.About C$1 billion of net proceeds from offering is intended to be used to fund payment of 25 pct. cash consideration associated with BCE's privatization of Bell Aliant Inc., and balance for general corporate purposes.MTN Debentures are being publicly offered in all provinces of Canada through syndicate of agents.Closing of offering of MTN Debentures is expected to occur on Sept. 29.  Full Article

Bce Inc's Bell Media acquires HBO's iconic programming library
Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 05:16pm EDT 

Bell Media:Says unprecedented agreement with HBO for exclusive Canadian multi-platform rights to HBO's complete off-air catalogue of seminal television programming.Agreement complements announcement earlier on Sept. 04 that HBO Canada has secured entire past-season library of every HBO series currently on air.Separate and distinct from HBO Canada deal, Bell Media has exclusively acquired, for future exploitation, national multi-platform rights, including SVOD, for entire off-air library of HBO's iconic programming catalogue.Acquisition represents more than 850 hours of past scripted programming alone, as well as hundreds of hours of HBO movies, documentaries, and stand-up and music specials.This additional programming is on top of the nearly 700 hours of HBO Canada content announced earlier, which will see every episode of every season of all current HBO programming available on linear and non-linear platforms for the first time this fall.Bell Media is part of BCE Inc.  Full Article

BCE Inc formally launches offers to purchase all outstanding Bell Aliant common shares and to exchange all outstanding Bell Aliant preferred shares
Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 04:30pm EDT 

BCE Inc:Commence offer to purchase all of issued and outstanding common shares of Bell Aliant Inc., other than common shares held by BCE.Under terms of the common share offer announced on July 23, 2014, each Bell Aliant shareholder can elect to receive consideration per common share of either $31.00 in cash, 0.6371 of BCE common share, subject to pro-ration or $7.75 in cash and 0.4778 of a BCE common share.Concurrent with commencement of common share offer, BCE also initiated offer to exchange all of issued and outstanding preferred shares of Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. (Prefco) for newly issued preferred shares of BCE, with the same financial terms as the existing Prefco preferred shares.  Full Article

Bce Inc reaffirms FY 2014 guidance
Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 07:55am EDT 

Bce Inc:Confirms its financial guidance targets for FY 2014.Expects FY 2014 revenue growth of 2pct - 4pct.Expects FY 2014 adjusted EBITDA growth of 3pct - 5pct.Expects FY 2014 adjusted EPS of $3.10 - $3.20.FY 2014 revenue of $19.08 billion, EBITDA of $7.6 billion and EPS of $2.88 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Bce Inc declares quarterly dividend
Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 06:00am EDT 

Bce Inc:Declares quarterly dividend of $0.6175 per common share.Payable on Oct. 15 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept.15.  Full Article

Bce Inc's Bell acquires 2 customer service call centres in New Brunswick
Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 07:01am EDT 

Bce Inc:Says Bell announced acquisition of 2 customer call centres in New Brunswick as part of its strategy.To improve customer service and invest in jobs in Atlantic Canada and across country.  Full Article

BCE Inc TSN, RDS, and United States Golf Association expand their partnership with a new multi-media rights deal
Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 03:35pm EDT 

BCE Inc:TSN, a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc and RDS reached comprehensive new media rights agreement with the United States Golf Association (USGA).That extends networks' long-term partnership with the USGA making TSN and RDS exclusive Canadian broadcasters of the U.S. OPEN through to 2022.Beginning in 2015, the new eight-year agreement includes extended Canadian coverage across TSN and RDS platforms for the U.S. OPEN, U.S. Women's Open, and U.S. Senior Open Championships, as well as the USGA's national amateur championships.  Full Article

BCE Inc declared quarterly dividend
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 04:00am EDT 

BCE Inc:Declared quarterly dividend of $0.6175 per common share.Payable on July 15.Record date June 16.  Full Article

Bce Inc gives FY 2014 guidance; revenue and EBITDA guidance above analysts' estimates
Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 04:10am EST 

Bce Inc:Sees FY 2014 revenue growth of 2 - 4 pct.EBITDA growth of 3 - 5 pct.Sees adjusted EPS of $3.10 - $3.20.The company reported revenues of $18.11 bln and of $6.82 bln in FY 2013.FY 2014 revenue of $21.17 bln, EBITDA of $8.42 bln and EPS of $3.17 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Bce Inc declares quarterly dividend
Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 04:00am EST 

Bce Inc:Declares a quarterly dividend of $0.6175 per common share, payable on Apr. 15 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Mar. 14.  Full Article

Bell Aliant agrees to lease network to close Ontera deal

TORONTO - Bell Aliant Inc , a regional telecom company in eastern Canada, agreed to lease access to part of its landline network to rival Bragg Communications Inc [BCOMU.UL] in order to win approval for an acquisition, the country's competition watchdog said on Wednesday.

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