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LCI INTERNATIONAL AWARDED $18 MILLION CONTRACT BY INTER-TEL

 DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- LCI International (NASDAQ-NMS: LCII) today announced that it has been selected by Phoenix- based Inter-Tel NetSolutions, Incorporated -- a telecommunications distributor and rebiller organization -- to provide domestic and international voice and data services. The contract is valued at $18 million over two years and has an automatic one-year renewal.
 According to the terms of the agreement, Inter-Tel customers will use many of LCI's services including voice, data, 800 services, calling card and directory assistance.
 Cheri L. Stretch, vice president and general manager at Inter-Tel NetSolutions, said LCI's exceptional customer service was pivotal in the selection. "I've come to know about LCI's outstanding reputation for providing quality service," Stretch said. "LCI demonstrates dedication and commitment to its customers, and that's what we were looking for -- a company that would be responsive to the needs of our customers."
 "We're extremely pleased Inter-Tel has selected LCI as one of its primary telecommunications providers," Tom Wynne, LCI's president, said. "We believe it's a natural fit given the high level of commitment to customer service shared by both companies. By utilizing and adapting LCI's advanced technology, we are putting together a key business relationship that will serve Inter-Tel's customers for many years to come."
 LCI International, Inc. is a publicly-held, worldwide, facilities- based telecommunications company that provides to its business and residential customers a full array of voice, data and video transmission services through its fiber-optic network. LCI International, Inc., with headquarters in McLean, Va., has its operational subsidiaries headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
 Inter-Tel NetSolutions, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inter-Tel, Incorporated (NASDAQ-NMS: INTL). Inter-Tel, Incorporated designs, produces and markets telephone systems, voice processing software, applications software and services to businesses and other organizations requiring small to medium size telephone system installations. Inter-Tel's products and services include telephone switches and telephones, maintenance, leasing and support services, long distance calling services, and voice mail and other telecommunications applications. Inter-Tel's Common Stock is quoted on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol "INTL."
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 /CONTACT: Jim Fette, 614-798-6272, or Jodi Norton, 614-798-6369, both of LCI International; or Cheri Stretch or Ralph Marsh of Inter-Tel, 602-961-9000/
 (LCII INTL)


CO: LCI International, Inc.; Inter-Tel NetSolutions, Incorporated ST: Ohio, Virginia IN: TLS SU: CON

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