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TDS Appoints Jane W. McCahon Vice President of Corporate Relations


CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS, TDS.S) today announced that the company has appointed Jane W. McCahon vice president of corporate relations. She will report to Kenneth R. Meyers, TDS' executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mark A. Steinkrauss, TDS' current vice president of corporate relations, will retire from TDS, effective later this year.

McCahon, a former chairman and member of the board of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), brings a diverse background in investor and corporate relations to TDS. As a principal with Massachusetts-based Conway Communications, McCahon developed strategic investor relations programs for a wide range of clients. Prior to that, she held senior investor relations positions in varied industries, including utilities, retail, pharmaceutical, and banking.

McCahon also served on the NIRI Senior Roundtable Steering Committee and was a founding member and chairman of the NIRI Ethics Council.

"Jane McCahon's significant and wide-ranging investor relations experience will be a tremendous asset to TDS and to its shareholders," said Ken Meyers. "She has demonstrated innovative leadership across multiple industries, as well as a longstanding commitment to the theory and practice of investor relations. I am confident that she will bring strong guidance and wise counsel to our investor relations program."

McCahon holds a BA in economics and finance from Bentley College, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

About TDS(TM)

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500 company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to approximately 7.3 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 12,400 people as of June 30, 2009. For more information about TDS, visit

SOURCE Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

Heather A. Murphy,
Manager, Communications,
Julie D. Mathews,
Manager, Investor Relations,
both of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

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