Monday, June 6, 2005

Dan Hesse Named CEO of Sprint Local

Daniel R. Hesse has been named chief executive officer of Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division. Hesse spent 23 years at AT&T, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Wireless Services from 1997-2000. He was most recently Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Terabeam, a Seattle- based telecommunications company specializing in wireless technologies.

Following Sprint's expected merger with Nextel this year, Hesse will begin final preparations for the proposed spin-off of Sprint's local operations. Hesse is designated to become the president and chief executive officer of the independent Fortune 300-plus company resulting from the spin-off.

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