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LCI INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELATIONSHIP WITH MID-ATLANTIC MEDICAL SERVICES WITH NEW $1.5 MILLION CONTRACT

 McLEAN, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- LCI International (NASDAQ-NMS: LCII) today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract with an estimated value of $1.5 million by Mid-Atlantic Medical Services, Inc. (MAMSI) (NASDAQ: MAMS) for additional telecommunications services.
 According to the terms of the latest contract, MAMSI will use LCI to carry the company's 800 service traffic under LCI's new Integrity(TM) service package. MAMSI, with headquarters in Rockville, Md., has had an ongoing four-year relationship with Long Distance Service, Inc. (LDS) to carry its private line and 1+ traffic. The combined services of 1+, private line and the new 800 services will bring the revenue to nearly $800,000 annually. LDS was acquired by LCI International in April.
 "This contract is most gratifying to LCI and shows the value of our new Integrity(TM) service package to such business and healthcare users as MAMSI," explained Tom Wynne, LCI's president. "It also highlights LCI's continued expansion into new markets and our ability to compete with the nation's leading telecommunications providers."
 MAMSI had previously contracted with AT&T and Cable & Wireless Communications Co. to handle the company's 800 services.
 Commented George T. Jochum, MAMSI's chairman, president and CEO, "With our emphasis on service and quality, we naturally like to work with companies such as LCI who have the same emphasis as we do. And at the same time, we are always looking for ways to improve our service. This new contract with LCI fits well with our needs."
 MAMSI is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates are active in managed care. The company operates three health maintenance organizations (HMOs), two preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and a life and health insurance company. MAMSI is a publicly held company and is the largest managed-care company in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., marketplace, currently covering 945,000 lives.
 LCI International, Inc. is a publicly held, worldwide, facilities- based telecommunications company that provides 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.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Fette, 614-798-6272, or Jodi Norton, 614-798-6369, both of LCI International; or Michael Savage of Mid-Atlantic Medical Services, 301-294-5083/
 (LCII MAMS)


CO: LCI International, Inc.; Mid-Atlantic Medical Services, Inc. ST: Virginia, Maryland IN: TLS SU: CON

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