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TELUS welcomes new executive in Edmonton to lead Employer Solutions business

Shane Sabatino to lead national team delivering innovative human resources technology solutions to large organizations

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/30/16 -- Note to Editors: There is a photo associated with this press release.

TELUS (TSX: T)(NYSE: TU) today announced the appointment of local business executive Shane Sabatino to its senior leadership team as President of TELUS Sourcing Solutions (TSSI), which delivers fully integrated human resources, payroll, wellness and employee contact centre technology solutions to the organization's business customers.

With nearly 25 years' experience in human resources, including 10 years in leadership roles within TELUS, Shane rejoins the organization after most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Human Resources with The Brick. Based in Edmonton, Shane will grow the human resources solutions business, which supports large organizations across Canada, while also supporting TELUS Health's key projects across the province.

"Shane is the right person to lead our Employer Solutions business that delivers innovative, integrated technology services to our customers," said Paul Lepage, President of TELUS Health and an advisor for the Edmonton Health City initiative. "Shane is highly regarded for his drive, leadership acumen, strong work ethic and focus on innovation. He is an excellent addition to our leadership team and I look forward to supporting him and leveraging his presence in Edmonton to drive key healthcare initiatives in the region."

In addition to his business role, Shane will also join TELUS' Edmonton Community Board in early 2017. Shane has been actively involved in his community, both with his children's sports and school initiatives as well as with the Stollery Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.

"Our roots in Alberta are deep and our commitment to the province's economic growth and diversification is stronger than ever as further evidenced today by Shane's appointment," said Josh Blair, President, TELUS Business Solutions West and Chief Corporate Officer, TELUS. "From 2000 to the end of 2019, TELUS will have invested $46 billion to bring Albertans the most advanced broadband wireless and wireline technology solutions - creating diverse jobs and expanding access to economic, social, educational and health opportunities."

Today's news follows last week's announcements that TELUS is offering $9.95 monthly Internet service to single-parent families receiving income or disability assistance from the provincial government as well as hiring nearly 100 new team members in Calgary and Edmonton by January 2017. The majority of these new positions will provide customer service directly to its mobile customers. Currently, 6,000 TELUS team members and 8,000 retirees call Alberta home.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T)(NYSE: TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.7 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million subscriber connections, including 8.5 million wireless subscribers, 1.6 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and more than 1.0 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $440 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 6.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company's support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $54 million in support of over 4,900 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. TELUS has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 16 years, a feat unequalled by any other North American telecommunications company. As detailed in our TELUS Sustainability Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for us all.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com

About TELUS Health

TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more information about TELUS Health, please visit telushealth.com.

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