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Press Release -- March 2nd, 2011
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PAETEC’S Shane Hallen Named as Winner of 2011 Stevie(r) Award for Sales and Customer Service

Hallen Wins International Stevie Award Title of Sales Director of the Year by Bringing Advanced Communications to Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Businesses
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - March 2, 2011 (Print-friendly PDF file)

PAETEC Vice President of Sales Shane Hallen was named the winner in the Sales Director of the Year category in the fifth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service. The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners were announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 21 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries were in attendance.

An original founding employee of PAETEC, Shane has become one of the company's most well decorated veterans throughout his 13-year tenure. To address a difficult economic climate, Hallen implemented a "more for less" sales strategy that focused on identifying areas where his team could reduce their prospective customer's costs while streamlining operations and upgrading their voice and data infrastructure. This strategy moved his sales team up-market into the multi-location and enterprise business space.

Shane received his B.S. degree in Business from the University of Maryland and his M.B.A in Marketing and Management from the University of South Florida. Shane and his wife, Jodi, are the proud parents of two daughters.

"Shane Hallen represents our sales philosophy of developing innovative solutions unlike any other in the industry, and then delivering and supporting those solutions with an uncommon level of unmatched service," said Arunas Chesonis, chairman and CEO of PAETEC. "We congratulate Shane on this honor and his many other accomplishments at PAETEC."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service and the list of Finalists and Winners in all categories are available atwww.stevieawards.com/sales.

About PAETEC
PAETEC (NASDAQ GS: PAET) is personalizing business communications for medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise organizations, and institutions across the United States. PAETEC offers a comprehensive suite of IP, voice, data, and Internet services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services. For more information, visitwww.paetec.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards atwww.stevieawards.com.

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