François Gratton, President, TELUS Québec and Atlantic CanadaMr. Gratton's appointment as President, TELUS Québec and Atlantic Canada, demonstrates the significance TELUS places on the Québec market and the growth opportunities that the company is realizing in the Atlantic Canada market. "Since joining TELUS in 2008, François Gratton has handled every challenge with aplomb," said Mr. Côté. "François' excellent leadership and strong management skills will ensure the company's growth throughout Québec and Atlantic Canada. He is the perfect executive to carry on the work of our 5,500 team members who have been leaving their mark on the Québec communications industry, building on our proud history of the past 85 years. François will now have the chance to be the face of TELUS in his home province, and I am sure he will do an amazing job." Shortly after joining the TELUS team, Mr. Gratton progressed from the leadership team of TELUS Health to become the SVP of Business Markets for TELUS Québec. His ability to realize excellent results and build a high-performing team, as well as his admirable professional values and exemplary commitment to giving back to the community, led to the subsequent expansion of his role to include responsibility for supporting the consumer wireless market across the province, the business markets across Atlantic Canada, and the extensive broadband data network that TELUS has implemented for the Government of Québec. In his new capacity, Mr. Gratton now also has accountability for TELUS' broadband wireless and wireline services in Eastern Québec, including Optik TV and Internet Haute Vitesse. Mr. Gratton sits on numerous Boards, including the Board of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), as well as the Harvard Business School Advisory Board. Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions Paul Lepage's appointment as President, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions, serves to ensure the continued progress and bright future for TELUS Health products and services. Paul will have increased responsibilities in support of the company's strategic priority to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Canada's healthcare system through technology and innovation. "I am very enthusiastic about the future TELUS Health will shape for Canadians, thanks to the continued efforts of Paul and his team," said Mr. Côté. "In this expanded role, Paul will be leading his team to transform the healthcare continuum, from hospital to home, by delivering information technology solutions that allow professionals to deliver better care more cost efficiently and importantly, empower patients to take a greater role in managing their own health and that of their families."