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Press Release -- August 5th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange

FAIRPOINT NAMES NEW HAMPSHIRE ATTORNEY AS ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

MANCHESTER, N.H. (August 5, 2010) – Patrick C. McHugh has been named vice president and assistant general counsel for FairPoint Communications. McHugh will lead FairPoint’s northern New England internal legal team. His responsibilities include all areas related to regulatory matters, sales and operations’ legal requirements, and special projects.

McHugh was recently an attorney with the law firm of Devine Millimet & Branch in Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire, where he was a member of the Telecommunications Practice Group. There he appeared before the New Hampshire and Maine Public Utilities Commission representing wireline-based telephone companies. Before that, McHugh worked as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand accounting firm (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

“We are very pleased that Pat has joined the FairPoint legal team,” said Shirley Linn executive vice president and general counsel for FairPoint. “Pat brings with him extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in northern New England as well as a broad base of business and financial knowledge in addition to his highly regarded legal expertise.”

McHugh graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Scranton and received his juris doctorate, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. He is a member of the board of directors for the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Supervisory Committee for Bellwether Community Credit Union.

About FairPoint
FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com.

Media Contact:
Jill Healey Wurm
603.645.2606
jill.wurm@fairpoint.com

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