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C-TEC PROPOSALS SUPPORTED BY MERCOM SHAREHOLDERS

 C-TEC PROPOSALS SUPPORTED BY MERCOM SHAREHOLDERS
 WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- C-TEC Corporation


(NASDAQ: CTEX, CTEX-B) announced today that it had successfully secured the support of Mercom (NASDAQ: MEROC) shareholders during a special meeting on Dec. 6.
 C-TEC called the special meeting of Mercom's shareholders to solicit endorsement for two proposals: to increase the size of the Mercom board from eight to 18 members and subsequently, to elect 10 C-TEC recommended nominees to the Mercom board.
 Preliminary results of the vote taken at the Dec. 6 special meeting indicate that the majority of proxies were voted in favor of the two proposals presented by C-TEC. The results will be confirmed at a special shareholders' meeting scheduled for Dec. 17 in New York.
 C-TEC, through its wholly owned subsidiary, SRHC, Inc., is Mercom's largest shareholder, owning 475,665 shares of common stock, or 19.9 percent of Mercom's outstanding shares. C-TEC invested in Mercom early in 1990, and according to C-TEC President Charles E. Parente, "Since that time, we have become increasingly concerned with the company's deteriorating financial condition. We believe that the board of directors and management of Mercom have failed in their attempts to effectively manage the company. Therefore, we have concluded that a change in directors and management is in the best interests of all shareholders of Mercom."
 Parente added, "We are very pleased that preliminary results indicate Mercom shareholders support our proposals. We're looking forward to a confirmation of the vote at the upcoming meeting. Upon final approval of the results, we will install the new board members and strive to improve Mercom's operations."
 C-TEC Corporation is a diversified telecommunications and high technology company that provides telephone, cable television, mobile and communications services to a broad range of customers.
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 /CONTACT: Patricia Amendola of C-TEC Corporation, 717-825-1135/
 (CTEX MERO) CO: C-TEC Corporation; Mercom ST: Pennsylvania, Michigan IN: TLS SU: TNM


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