Bell Aliant announces cash distribution for February 2010

HALIFAX, Feb. 17 2010 --
Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund (the Fund or Bell Aliant) (TSX: BA.UN) today declared
its cash distribution of $0.2417 per unit for the month of February 2010.

The distribution will be paid on March 15, 2010 to unitholders of record at the close of business on February
26, 2010
. The declaration of future distributions is subject to approval by the Bell Aliant Trustees.

To the extent that any portion of these distributions is designated as dividends paid by Bell Aliant, that
portion is designated to be an "eligible dividend" pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) and
corresponding provincial legislation.

About Bell Aliant

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and an
Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Through its operating
entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Through its
xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services and advanced technology solutions. Bell
Aliant's employees are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and

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