BCE announces election of Directors

MONTRÉAL, May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that shareholders voted in favour of all items of business put forth by BCE at the company's Annual General Shareholder Meeting today, including the election of the Directors by a majority of the votes cast by shareholders present or represented by proxy:

     Votes For             
     % For        
     Votes Withheld           
     % Withheld

     Barry K.
      Allen                    385,737,203         97.98%                  7,950,945              2.02%

     Mirko Bibic               392,345,982         99.66%                  1,342,166              0.34%

     Robert E.
      Brown                    384,873,863         97.76%                  8,814,285              2.24%

     David F.
      Denison                  391,881,370         99.54%                  1,806,778              0.46%

     Robert P.
      Dexter                   380,128,923         96.56%                 13,559,225              3.44%

     Ian Greenberg             390,212,177         99.12%                  3,475,971              0.88%

     Katherine Lee             392,435,545         99.68%                  1,252,603              0.32%

     Monique F.
      Leroux                   388,694,648         98.73%                  4,993,396              1.27%

     Gordon M.
      Nixon                    391,962,419         99.56%                  1,725,625              0.44%

     (Chair of the

     Thomas E.
      Richards                 392,257,040         99.64%                  1,431,004              0.36%

      Rovinescu                391,000,812         99.32%                  2,687,232              0.68%

     Karen Sheriff             392,246,207         99.63%                  1,441,837              0.37%

     Robert C.
      Simmonds                 388,427,189         98.66%                  5,260,855              1.34%

     Paul R. Weiss             375,452,418         95.37%                 18,235,626              4.63%

BCE is pleased to welcome seasoned telecommunications and technology executive Thomas Richards to the Board. Mr. Richards most recently served as Executive Chairman of CDW until his retirement in December 2019, and was previously the technology company's Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Following the Annual General Meeting, BCE was also pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Murray as Director. Ms. Murray succeeds Sophie Brochu, who announced on April 2, 2020 that she would not seek re-election to the Board following her appointment as CEO of Hydro-Québec. Ms. Murray is the former President of CI Financial Corp. and currently Chair of Teck Resources Limited.

Please visit BCE.ca for complete Director biographies. Information regarding all matters subject to a vote during BCE's Annual General Shareholder Meeting is available on SEDAR.com.

About BCE
BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing advanced Bell broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communications services alongside Canada's premier content creation and media assets from Bell Media. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.

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