Bell Aliant files 2009 audited annual financial statements and MD&As

HALIFAX, March 10 2010 --
Today Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund (Bell Aliant or the Fund) (TSX: BA.UN)
announced the filing with Canadian securities regulators of the Fund's and Bell Aliant Regional
Communications Holdings, LP's 2009 Audited Annual Consolidated Financial Statements and anagement's
Discussion and Analyses (MD&As) in respect of such statements.

These documents are available on the Canadian Securities Administrators' website (, and
under the "Investors" section of Bell Aliant's website (, or can be requested by calling
Bell Aliant directly at (877) 248-3113.

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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SOURCE Bell Aliant