Shentel Becomes Sixth Biggest Wireless Provider

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company to Acquire NTELOS Holdings Corp. and Amend Affiliate Relationship With Sprint Corporation

  • Significantly Enhances Presence in the Mid-Atlantic Region with Highly Complementary Footprint

  • Expected to Increase Wireless Subscriber Base by ~581,000 to over 1,000,000

  • Further Solidifies Shentel and Sprint's Strong Long-Term Relationship

  • Shentel to Host Conference Call to Discuss Details of the Transactions at 8:00 a.m. ET, Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, 2015

EDINBURG, Va., Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ("Shentel") (Nasdaq:SHEN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NTELOS Holdings Corp. ("nTelos") (Nasdaq:NTLS) for $9.25 per share in cash for a total equity value of approximately $208 million, after including shares expected to vest on change of control. Under the terms of the agreement, Shentel will acquire all of nTelos' stock and operations including wireless network assets, retail stores and approximately 298,000 retail subscribers in the nTelos Western Markets. Shentel will complete nTelos' plans to close down its Eastern markets and at closing Shentel will pay off nTelos' outstanding debt which was $523 million at June 30, 2015. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies.

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