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TDS Announces Second Quarter 2009 Dividend


CHICAGO, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS, TDS.S), a leading provider of telecommunications services, has declared a second quarter 2009 dividend of $.1075 per Common Share, Special Common Share and Series A Common Share. Payment will be made on June 30, 2009 to shareholders of record on June 16, 2009.

TDS(TM) has paid cash dividends on its common stock since 1974.

About TDS

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500(R) company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone, and broadband services to nearly 7.4 million customers in 36 states through its business units, U.S. Cellular (wireless) and TDS Telecom (wireline). Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employed 12,570 people as of March 31, 2009. For more information about TDS, visit

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SOURCE Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Julie D. Mathews, Manager, Investor Relations of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., +1-312-592-5341,
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