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Press Release -- October 5th, 2016
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Consolidated Communications Directory Recycling Drive Underway at Local Schools

October 5, 2016 –  Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL, news, filings) is partnering with local schools to encourage area students to reduce waste going to landfills by recycling old phone books.

Children who attend St. Anthony Grade School, Sacred Heart School and Sigel St. Michael School are gathering old phone books from family members and friends through October 31. At the end of the program, the schools will earn cash rewards based on the number of books gathered per student, ranging from $500 to $1,000.

The program launch follows the recent distribution of the 2016-2017 Phone Book from Consolidated Communications for Effingham and the surrounding area. As the updated directory arrives, students are encouraged to ask their parents, relatives and friends to give them their old books to take to school.

“We encourage the students and their parents to work together to gather more than 20,000 directories during October,” said Jenny Walden, manager, Consolidated Business Marketing Solutions. “Every directory we can get will be made into recycled office paper and newsprint.”

Since 2006, the Consolidated Communications directory recycling program has gathered more than 210,000 books for recycling from Effingham area students.

Sanitation Service Inc., of Effingham, “The Rubbish Gobbler,” is supporting the effort by gathering the books from the schools and storing them prior to recycling.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) provides business and broadband communications services across its 11-state service area to carrier, commercial and consumer customers. For more than a century, the Company has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services.  Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions including: High-Speed Internet, Data, Digital TV, Phone, managed and cloud services and wireless backhaul over an extensive fiber optic network. Learn more about Consolidated Communications at consolidated.com.

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