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Joseph R. Hanley Promoted to Senior Vice President, Technology, Services and Strategy


CHICAGO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) today announced the promotion of Joseph R. Hanley to senior vice president, technology, services and strategy, effective March 9, 2012.

Hanley joined TDS in 1988 and held positions in engineering, product management and development, customer operations, technology assessment, and strategy formulation. He became vice president of technology, planning and services in 2004, with responsibility for technology vendor relations and contracts, industry relations and standards, technology and policy support for growth initiatives, and technology strategy. Since then, Hanley's role has grown to include greater oversight of strategic planning for TDS and its businesses—U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom—as well as planning and implementation of public policy and regulatory initiatives. Hanley was also named chairman of Airadigm Communications, Inc., a majority-owned wireless subsidiary of TDS, in December 2011.

"Joe Hanley has a leading role in developing strategy and advancing strategic initiatives at TDS," said LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., TDS president and CEO. "His business, technology and policy expertise and leadership will help to ensure that we develop and maintain sound long-term strategies for TDS and our businesses."

Hanley serves on the board of directors and executive committee of ATIS, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, and is currently its treasurer. He is also on the advisory board of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He received an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About TDS
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone, and broadband services to approximately 7 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 12,300 people as of December 31, 2011.

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