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Press Release -- June 1st, 2012
Source: Birch Communications
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Birch Promotes Bunce to Senior Vice President

Atlanta, Ga. – June 1, 2012 - Birch Communications, Inc. a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses has just promoted Christopher J. Bunce from Vice President and General Counsel to Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory, and General Counsel.

“Chris is a 12-year veteran of Birch Communications and has done a wonderful job for us managing the legal and regulatory matters at Birch,” said Vincent Oddo, president and chief executive officer for Birch. “Chris had extensive experience managing the legal and regulatory matters for other large telecom firms prior to his work at Birch, and we are lucky to have him here.”

“Birch is a real success story in competitive telecommunications,” said Bunce, newly minted senior vice president for Birch Communications. “Whereas other companies have been unable to adapt to changing regulatory and market conditions, Birch has proven to be a real telecom survivor. I am fortunate to be a part of this enterprising company and work with so many great people.”

Bunce is responsible for managing the legal operations, and legal and regulatory compliance functions of the company. Prior to joining Birch in 2000, he served as legal counsel for GST Telecom, CallAmerica, Whole Earth Networks, Hawaii Online and other telecommunications and Internet firms. Bunce received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, and is a member of three state bar associations.

About Birch Communications
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small- and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas within 38 states across the United States. Birch services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1, integrated PRI, mobile voice and data, e-mail, web-hosting, voicemail, prepaid, and many other communications and information technology services. Birch voice and data services are, in most cases, delivered using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology on the company's secure IP-Network rather than over the public Internet.

According to Inc. 500|5000 magazine in its 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011 rankings, Birch was one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In 2010, Birch was also named the 7th fastest growing private business in Atlanta, and in 2011 as one of the Top 100 Private Companies in Atlanta, by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Please visit www.birch.com for more information.

Contact:
Greg Corwin, Director of Marketing
greg.corwin@birch.com
816.300.1686

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