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James Nester
Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs
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nesterj@lumosnet.com

For immediate release

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Lumos Networks Names Ian Ciemania Director of Sales

WAYNESBORO, VA - Lumos Networks announced today the promotion of Ian Ciemania to Director of Sales for NorthernWest Virginia and Pennsylvania. Based in Fairmont's Mollohan Innovation Center, Ciemania leads efforts to provide high-quality data, broadband, voice and IP services and supports his team in the Parkersburg, Morgantown/Fairmont, Wheeling, and Greensburg regional offices.

"Ian has been a dynamic presence within the Lumos Networks sales organization and an integral part of our team. We appreciate hisleadership as we continue to provide access to the latest technology and to enhance the business environment in our West Virginia and Pennsylvaniamarkets," said David J. Keller, Senior Vice President, Lumos Networks Sales and Customer Care.

About the Combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks

The combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks creates a super-regional fiber bandwidth network with over 21,000 miles of fiber and more than 9,000 on-net locations across nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The new entity offers a full range of Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced voice and cloud services to thousands of carrier, enterprise, data center and government customers. The entity also connects 44 total data centers, including 12 co-location and data centers. More information: is available at www.lumosnetworks.com. and www.spiritcom.com.

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Lumos Networks provides fiber internet, voice, and IP connectivity over a dense fiber-based network serving enterprise and carrier customers in areas around and including Roanoake, VA, Richmond, VA, Daleville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Hampton Roads, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, WV, Huntington, WV, Beckley, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Clarksburg, WV, Morgantown, WV, Wheeling, WV, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Altoona, PA, Hagerstown, MD, and Washington, D.C.