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Frontier Communications Announces Edward O’Connor Jr. as Sales Vice President for Connecticut

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Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) a leading provider of communications services throughout 27 states and headquartered in Connecticut since 1946, announced today the appointment of Edward H. O’Connor Jr. as Sales Vice President for Connecticut. The appointment follows from Frontier’s agreement to acquire AT&T’s wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse video and satellite operations in Connecticut. The transaction is expected to be completed during the fourth-quarter of 2014. O’Connor reports to Paul Quick, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Frontier’s Connecticut operations.

Ed O'Connor (Photo: Business Wire)

Ed O’Connor (Photo: Business Wire)

O’Connor is based in New Haven and will oversee all activities of the Connecticut Sales team, including identifying new business opportunities, developing strategic proposals for key accounts, and ensuring Sales “Puts the Customer First” by offering solutions targeted to their needs. O’Connor will manage wholesale, commercial and residential sales and be involved in customer service and technical operations. Additionally, he will take a lead in making local engagement in the community an ongoing priority.

A resident of Branford, Connecticut, O’Connor draws on 24 years of experience in telecommunications sales and service, beginning in 1990 as a Sales Manager/Account Manager for Southern New England Telephone. Most recently he served as Vice President of Network Sales, B2B markets, for Total Communications Inc. Prior to that he was Director/Vice President of Sales for Verizon/MCI/Worldcom and Sales Manager for the Connecticut/New England Region for Brooks Fiber Communications. He is a recognized leader in telecommunications, a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events, and the recipient of many awards and other recognition for his sales and service performance. He has numerous certifications in technology and leadership and is an active member/participant in the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. He has held a number of elected positions and is a retired Police Commissioner.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Quick noted, “Ed has forged very strong relationships and partnerships with a diverse group of customers, and he excels at what we ask of all employees: Put the Customer First. I am confident that his business and professional experience in customer-facing organizations and in-depth knowledge of our communities will help Frontier succeed in our home state.”

O’Connor stated he will be quickly building his Connecticut Sales team, noting, “We’re looking for qualified, enthusiastic Sales professionals who are passionate about delivering a premier customer experience.” O’Connor said that interested sales candidates should apply online at Frontier.com/careers.

Ed O’Connor may be contacted at ed.oconnor@ftr.com.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices, and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 13,900 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

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