Appointment of Steb Chandor as Successor NTELOS Chief Financial Officer
WAYNESBORO, VA – August 1, 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 the appointment of Michael B. Moneymaker, the Company’s current Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary, as President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s wireline business, effective upon the spin-off of the Company’s wireline business into an independent, publicly traded company. Mr. Moneymaker would serve on the wireline business board of directors upon the spin-off. The Company also announced that the Board of Directors intends for Mr. Moneymaker to succeed James A. Hyde as the Chief Executive Officer of the wireline business following a post spin-off transition period, and that Mr. Hyde would continue to serve on the wireline business’s board of directors.
The Company further announced the appointment of Stebbins B. Chandor, Jr., as Executive Vice President of NTELOS. Mr. Chandor will succeed Mr. Moneymaker as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary upon the effective date of the spin-off of the wireline business.
Mr. Chandor served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of iPCS, Inc. (“iPCS”) from March 2004 to December 4, 2009, the closing date of Sprint Nextel Corporation’s acquisition of iPCS. Previously Mr. Chandor served in other executive management positions with iPCS and with Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. From June 1985 to August 1995, Mr. Chandor served in various corporate finance capacities with BA Securities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BankAmerica Corporation, and affiliated or predecessor firms.
“I am delighted with the exciting leadership announcements we are making today. Both Mike and Steb are strong leaders who will bring experience, vision and excellent execution skills to our two companies in their respective roles. They also have tremendous capital markets and investor relations experience and are well respected on Wall Street,” said James A. Hyde, Chief Executive Officer of NTELOS. “Mike’s planned succession to CEO is well earned and a positive for our shareholders, as he has directed strong financial results and solid capitalization strategies for many years as NTELOS’ Chief Financial Officer.”
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, 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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Wesley B. Wampler
Director, Investor Relations