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MCI BUSINESS SERVICES TO CREATE TAMPA AREA BUSINESS SERVICE CENTER TO SUPPORT NEW 'PROOF POSITIVE'

 --Center Expected to Create 800 Jobs by End 1994--
 TAMPA, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI Business Services announced


today that it will open a Proof Positive Business Service Center in Tampa, Oct. 1.
 The new service center will create 800 new jobs by the end of 1994.
 "This will be MCI Business Services' largest customer service center," said Timothy F. Price, president of MCI Business Services. "It will employ top-quality professionals and state-of-the-art technology to support our new flagship Proof Positive service."
 Proof Positive from MCI is a revolutionary new program that documents savings and helps companies manage their telecommunications expenses.
 To support MCI's Proof Positive program, the Tampa center's new customer service representatives will send MCI business customers quarterly statements that document:
 -- how much the customers saved with MCI vs. AT&T,
 -- that the customer always gets MCI's best price, and,
 -- that as technology advances, as new products are developed, and
 as the customer's needs change, MCI will provide recommendations
 on other ways business customers can save even more money and
 maximize their long distance services.
 "Proof Positive from MCI will do for American business what Friends & Family did for residential long distance," Price said. "And just as with Friends & Family, MCI is the long distance carrier with the technological flexibility and willingness to provide this service to their customers."
 The Proof Positive Business Service Center will be located at the Gateway Business Center in Pinellas Park.
 "The decision by MCI to create 800 technology industry jobs in Tampa is wonderful news for the Tampa Bay area," said Charles E. Rainey, Pinellas County Commission chairman. "The new center will bring more than $20 million in new payroll for the Tampa Bay area."
 MCI Business Services, headquartered in Atlanta, provides long distance voice, data and video telecommunications services for the nation's mid-size and small businesses.
 MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: Washington, offers a full range of domestic and global telecommunications services through one of the world's largest sophisticated networks. The company, with 1992 revenues of more than $10 billion, is the second-largest long distance provider in the U.S. and has more than 60 overseas offices in 55 nations.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Fox of MCI Business Services, 800-365-2275/
 (MCIC)


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