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/FIRST AND FINAL ADD -- NY130 -- UNITED STATES CELLULAR EARNINGS/

 UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORP. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended Increase (Decrease)
 9/30/93 9/30/92 Amount Percent
 Operating revenues
 Service Revenues $ 67,102 $ 42,154 $ 24,948 59.2
 Equipment Sales 2,081 2,360 (279) (11.8)
 69,183 44,514 24,669 55.4
 Operating Expenses
 (excluding depreciation
 and amortization)
 System operations 18,638 13,399 5,239 39.1
 Marketing and
 selling 10,615 8,095 2,520 31.1
 Cost of equipment
 sold 8,252 4,597 3,655 79.5
 General and
 administrative 19,597 13,209 6,388 48.4
 57,102 39,300 17,802 45.3
 Operating Cash Flow 12,081 5,214 6,867 131.7
 Depreciation 6,720 4,387 2,333 53.2
 Amortization of
 intangibles 5,133 3,514 1,619 46.1
 11,853 7,901 3,952 50.0
 Operating Income
 (Loss) Before
 Minority Share 228 (2,687) 2,915 108.5
 Minority Share of
 Operating (Income) (757) (582) (175) (29.9)
 Operating (Loss) (529) (3,269) 2,740 83.8
 Investment Income,
 Net of License Cost
 Amortization 5,278 3,041 2,237 73.6
 Gain on Sale of
 Cellular Interests 4,851 (544) 5,395 N/M
 Other Income 105 205 (100) (49.4)
 Interest Expense (9,797) (5,103) (4,694) (92.0)
 Income Tax Expense (751) (329) (422) (127.9)
 Net (Loss) $ (843) $ (5,999) $ 5,156 85.9
 Weighted Average
 Common and Series A
 Common Shares
 (000s) 56,296 50,724 5,572 11.0
 Net (Loss) Per
 Common Share $ (.01) $ (.12) $ .11 91.7
 NOTE: N/M -- percent change not meaningful.
 UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORP. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
 Nine Months Ended Increase (Decrease)
 9/30/93 9/30/92 Amount Percent
 Operating Revenues
 Service Revenues $168,157 $109,723 $ 58,434 53.3
 Equipment Sales 7,051 6,283 768 12.2
 175,208 116,006 59,202 51.0
 Operating Expenses
 (excluding depreciation
 and amortization)
 Systems operations 48,179 34,528 13,651 39.5
 Marketing and
 selling 28,249 19,834 8,415 42.4
 Cost of equipment
 sold 16,633 11,107 5,526 49.7
 General and
 administrative 52,607 35,420 17,187 48.5
 145,668 100,889 47,779 44.4
 Operating Cash Flow 29,540 15,117 14,423 95.4
 Depreciation 18,238 11,855 6,383 53.8
 Amortization of
 intangibles 13,894 9,360 4,534 48.5
 32,132 21,215 10,917 51.5
 Operating Income
 (Loss) Before
 Minority Share (2,592) (6,098) 3,506 57.5
 Minority Share of
 Operating (Income) (2,744) (2,266) (478) (21.1)
 Operating (Loss) (5,336) (8,364) 3,028 36.2
 Investment Income,
 Net of License Cost
 Amortization 12,328 9,039 3,289 36.4
 Gain on Sale of
 Cellular Interests 4,851 14,331 (9,480) (66.1)
 Other Income
 (Expense) 1,792 (63) 1,855 N/M
 Interest Expense (26,400) (14,569) (11,831) (81.2)
 Income Tax Expense (1,481) (2,115) 634 30.0
 Net (Loss) $(14,246) $ (1,741) $(12,505) N/M
 Weighted Average
 Common and Series A
 Common Shares
 (000s) 55,041 49,826 5,215 10.5
 Net (Loss) Per
 Common Share $ (.26) $ (.03) $ (.23) N/M
 NOTE: N/M -- Percent change not meaningful.
 UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORP.
 Summary Operating Data
 Quarter Ended
 Sept. 30, June 30, March 31, Dec. 31, Sept. 30,
 1993 1993 1993 1992 1992
 Total
 population
 equivalents
 (owned and
 acquirable,
 in thousands) 23,028 22,305 21,768 21,192 20,084
 Total Managed Systems:
 Customers 254,900 221,200 202,300 182,500 159,800
 Market (pct.)
 penetration 1.20 1.08 1.00 .97 .88
 Systems in
 operation 132 128 123 116 112
 Majority-Owned,
 Managed and
 Consolidated
 Systems:
 Population
 equivalents 17,346 16,674 15,901 13,991 13,060
 Customers 225,400 189,100 173,800 150,800 134,500
 Market (pct.)
 penetration 1.23 1.08 1.00 1.00 .93
 Systems in
 operation 111 107 101 92 87
 Cell sites in
 service 444 393 362 320 291
 Average monthly
 revenue per
 customer $106 $102 $92 $106 $110
 Churn rate (pct.)
 per month 2.5 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.4
 Marketing cost
 per net
 customer
 addition $626 $607 $798 $759 $777
 -0- 10/28/93 AA NY130
 /PRNewswire -- Oct. 28/
 /END FIRST AND FINAL ADD/
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