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CENTEL, SPRINT FILE FOR REGULATORY APPROVALS OF MERGER

 CENTEL, SPRINT FILE FOR REGULATORY APPROVALS OF MERGER
 CHICAGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Centel Corporation (NYSE: CNT) announced today that it and Sprint Corporation (NYSE: FON) have filed applications with the Florida Public Service Commission and the Illinois Commerce Commission for approval of Centel's merger with Sprint.
 Centel also said it has filed applications with the Federal Communications Commission for the approval of the transfer of control to Sprint Corporation of Centel's licenses to operate cellular communications systems and other microwave transmission facilities. Centel currently provides cellular communications service in 42 metropolitan markets in 14 states and 54 rural service areas.
 In Florida, Centel provides local exchange telephone service through more than 286,000 access lines. United Telephone Company of Florida, a subsidiary of Sprint, provides local telephone service through 1.1 million access lines in the state. In Illinois, Centel provides local telephone service through more than 187,000 access lines.
 Sprint and Centel announced on May 27 a definitive agreement to merge.
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 /CONTACT: William K. White of Centel Corporation, 312-399-2735/
 (CNT FON) CO: Centel Corporation; Sprint Corporation ST: Illinois, Florida IN: TLS SU: TNM


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