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CENTEL, SPRINT FILE IN NEVADA FOR STATE REGULATORY APPROVAL OF MERGER

CENTEL, SPRINT FILE IN NEVADA FOR STATE REGULATORY APPROVAL OF MERGER
 CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Centel Corp. (NYSE: CNT) announced today that it and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: FON) have filed with the Public Service Commission of Nevada for approval of Centel's merger with Sprint Corp. Centel provides local exchange telephone service through more than 500,000 access lines and has cellular communications operations in the state.
 In addition to Nevada, Centel provides local exchange telephone service in five other states, including four where Sprint also provides local telephone service. Overall, Centel has more than 1.6 million telephone access lines and Sprint has 4.1 million access lines. Centel has cellular operations in 42 metropolitan markets, including Las Vegas, and manages more than 50 rural service areas. Sprint provides cellular service in 27 rural service areas.
 The companies announced on May 27 a definitive agreement to merge.
 -0- 9/15/92
 /CONTACT: William K. White of Centel Corp., 312-399-2735/
 (CNT FON) CO: Centel Corp.; Sprint Corp. ST: Illinois, Nevada IN: TLS SU: TNM


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