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For immediate release

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Lumos Networks Stockholders Approve Merger Agreement with EQT Infrastructure

WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks”) (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the mid-Atlantic region, announced that, at the Lumos Networks Annual Meeting of Stockholders held today, Lumos Networks stockholders approved the merger agreement with EQT Infrastructure investment strategy (“EQT Infrastructure”).

Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks, said, “We are pleased with the results of today’s meeting. We look forward to working with EQT Infrastructure as Lumos continues to innovate and expand its network, products and service offerings to our customers.”

More than 99% of the shares voted at the meeting were voted in favor of the merger, representing approximately 81% of Lumos Networks’ outstanding shares as of the record date for the meeting.

The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2017.

As previously announced, under the terms of the merger agreement, EQT Infrastructure will acquire all of Lumos Networks’ common stock. Lumos Networks stockholders of record will receive $18.00 in cash per share of Lumos Networks’ common stock.

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.