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For immediate release

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lumos Networks Continues Transformation With Appointment of Joti Balani as Vice President of Marketing

WAYNESBORO, VA – Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure & IP Services in key mid-Atlantic markets, today announced the appointment of Joti Balani as Vice President of Marketing. This appointment comes on the heels of the ongoing transformation Lumos Networks embarked upon since its inception in Nov 2011 when it spun off from nTelos. In her new position, Ms. Balani will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Joseph E. McCourt, Jr.

As Vice President of Marketing, Ms. Balani will lead Lumos Networks’ marketing communications, public relations, and strategic marketing activities and also facilitate customer relationship management activities across the company further underpinning Lumos Networks’ customer-centric focus. She will play a key role in continuing to communicate the company’s leadership in high bandwidth, IP-centric connectivity solutions to enterprise & carrier customers.

“Joti’s years of significant experience in the strategic data networking arena will help further launch Lumos Networks as a leader in the exploding Enterprise & Carrier bandwidth infrastructure marketplace. In addition, it will enhance Lumos Networks’ position in industry discussions on key topics including cloud computing, data center connectivity & unified communications. I see marketing as the final frontier of Lumos Networks’ transformation to further unlock the underlying value of our incredible assets,” McCourt said.

Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Ms. Balani held senior leadership positions most recently at Zayo Group, framing Cloud Services Strategy across their global footprint and at AboveNet since 2006, leading product development across metro, long haul and IP networks helping establish it as a global market leader in high bandwidth connectivity & low latency solutions. Zayo Group acquired AboveNet in July 2012 as part of a $2.3bn transaction.

Ms. Balani previously also held various senior product and technology positions at AT&T Business Services, Lucent Technologies and Texas Instruments since 1995.

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.