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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Lumos Networks Marks First Day of Trading on NASDAQ

WAYNESBORO, VA – Lumos Networks Corp., a fiber-based service provider of voice, data and IP-based telecommunications services in the Mid-Atlantic region, began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol LMOS today.

"This is a truly exciting milestone for Lumos Networks. Opportunities in newly acquired markets, recent expansion of our fiber network and continued growth in demand for high speed data services position us well for the future," said Michael B. Moneymaker, President of Lumos Networks. "We are pleased to be listed on the NASDAQ, one of the world's premier stock exchanges, and proud to see our company take this very important step forward."

The word "Lumos" is derived from a Latin word for light or illumination and is consistent with the company's focus to provide leading-edge data communication products over its advanced fiber-optic network. Lumos Networks has a hundred-year history of innovative product offerings and exceptional customer service. The Company's diversified product offerings, including high-speed transport, wavelengths and Metro Ethernet, are attractive to wireless service providers with needs for transport and fiber to the cell site and to regional enterprise customers seeking high-quality data and IP services and interconnection to data centers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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 and

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.