Bell Aliant announces cash distribution for May 2010

HALIFAX, May 19 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 May 2010.

The distribution will be paid on June 15, 2010 to unitholders of record at the close of business on May 31,
. 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. 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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