WAYNESBORO, VA – May 17, 2011 – NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NTLS, news, filings), a leading provider of wireless and wireline communications services (branded as NTELOS) in seven Mid-Atlantic states, today announced that on May 16, 2011, NTELOS Wireline One Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTELOS Holdings Corp., filed a registration statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the planned separation of the wireline business of NTELOS into an independent publicly traded company.
The Form 10 contains a preliminary information statement that includes information about Wireline as a standalone company, including, among other things, historical financial information for Wireline and management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations.
“The planned separation of our wireline and wireless businesses into independent, publicly traded, pure-play companies is on track,” said James A. Hyde, chief executive officer of NTELOS. “We are pleased to have filed this preliminary Form 10 with the SEC, as it represents an important step in the process and we expect to complete the transaction during the second half of 2011.”
The preliminary information statement also includes a description of Wireline’s business and strategy and other legal and financial disclosures, including risk factors, capitalization and pro forma financial information and certain information relating to the mechanics of, and conditions to, a proposed spin-off of Wireline. The preliminary information statement is incomplete and subject to change. A copy of the Form 10 is available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or at NTELOS’s website at http://ir.ntelos.com.
Consummation of the spin-off transaction is subject to final approval by the NTELOS board of directors. It also is subject to satisfaction of several conditions, including confirmation of the tax-free treatment, receipt of Nasdaq listing, Federal and state telecommunications regulatory approvals, and the effectiveness of the Form 10 with the SEC.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including nationwide wireless voice and data services, local and long distance telephone, high capacity transport, networking and high-speed Broadband data services and IPTV-based video products. Detailed information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com.
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