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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2016

Eastlink Purchases Lynx Net

Camrose, Alberta - Eastlink, a Maritime family owned and operated telecommunications company, is pleased to confirm the purchase of Lynx Net, located in Camrose and Slave Lake.

“Lynx Net has a long history of excellence; as a family run company, it has served its customers with a similar philosophy and approach as Eastlink,” says Lee Bragg, CEO of Eastlink. “Adding Lynx Net to the Eastlink family further strengthens our commitment to this region.”

Eastlink has invested over $165 million in the towns it serves in Alberta over the last 10 years, bringing state-of-the-art high speed Internet services, HDTV, and competitive telephone services to towns like Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, Fox Creek, Three Hills, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Wetaskiwin, Whitecourt, and Mayerthorpe to name just a few.

When asked about choosing Eastlink as the company’s buyer, Lynx Net owner, Larry McLaren had this to say: “Having met Eastlink’s owner and key people, I truly believe that the company is run by good people who care.”

Mr. McLaren goes on to say: “This industry is undergoing a period of rapid change requiring significant amounts of capital investment to leverage growth opportunities. Given Eastlink’s proven track record in Alberta, its financial resources and its strong operational history, I am confident that they are the right people to drive the long-term success of our company.”

Working closely with the Lynx Net team, Lee Bragg says that Eastlink will leverage its longstanding philosophy of continued investment and commitment to the customers in the communities it serves.

“Customers in this area have our commitment that we will work hard, every day, to deliver an exceptional customer experience, which includes access to our advanced video and communications services. We are really happy that Larry will be with us for a while to help with the transition both with employees and customers as we invest, grow and build upon the great products and services Lynx Net already offers.”

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About Eastlink: As Canada’s largest family owned and operated telecommunications company, Eastlink provides world-class television, video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across Canada. Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink’s advanced services include High Speed Internet, Wireless, Data, Winston Security and Automation, local and long distance Telephone and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 10 years, Eastlink has operations across Canada, and helps raise over $3.5M annually for charitable and community organizations across the country.

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