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Press Release -- April 14th, 2011
Source: Sprint Nextel
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Sprint Nextel CEO to Discuss the Important Role of Wireless Innovation and Green Mobile Devices

– Event will include demonstrations of Sprint’s green mobile devices and accessories –

(BUSINESS WIRE), April 14, 2011 – Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S, news, filings):

WHO: Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel Corporation
WHAT: Hesse will discuss the importance of innovation and sustainability in the wireless industry and marketplace. Specifically, he will address how
In less than 3 decades, wireless has revolutionized our daily lives and almost every major industry and has become one of the most transformative technologies in history,
Innovation in wireless has a critical role to play in protecting the environment by helping consumers reduce energy use and enabling businesses to improve operations and their bottom line, and
The innovative power of the wireless industry is threatened.
Following his speech, attendees can participate in first-hand demonstrations of Sprint’s green mobile devices and accessories.
WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California: San Francisco
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
WHY: In 2008, Sprint launched its sustainability program with a set of formal commitments that would help the company reduce its carbon footprint, use renewable energy, create less waste and sell greener mobile devices. Sprint also has two take-back programs in place – Sprint Buyback and Sprint Project ConnectSM– that ensure that old or unused mobile devices are handled responsibly and kept out of the waste stream. Since 2001, Sprint’s wireless reuse and recycling take-back programs have kept more than 24 million wireless devices out of landfills.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 49.9 million customers at the end of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

Contact(s):

Sprint
Marci Verbrugge Rhind,
Marci.J.Verbrugge@sprint.com
or
Meghan Blake
202-326-1829
meghan.blake@edelman.com

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