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MILLINGTON TELEPHONE COMPANY JOINS TDS

 CHICAGO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority of the common stock of Millington Telephone Co. ("Millington"). The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
 Millington is located in Millington, Tenn., approximately 12 miles from Memphis, Tenn. Millington provides service to approximately 21,000 access lines in portions of southwest Tennessee. Millington is also a minority partner in a partnership that provides cellular telephone service in the growing Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area and portions of Tennessee Rural Service Areas RSA 1 and 5.
 TDS expects the transaction of Millington to play an integral role in TDS's continuing commitment to provide excellent telecommunications services to rural and small metropolitan areas throughout Tennessee and the Southeast.
 TDS is a diversified Chicago-based telecommunications company with established local exchange telephone, cellular telephone, and radio paging operations nationally. With the completion of this and other pending acquisitions, TDS will operate 95 telephone companies in 29 states and provide service to approximately 371,000 access lines. United States Cellular, an 83.8 percent-owned subsidiary of TDS, is the seventh largest cellular operator in the United States in terms of population equivalents.
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 /CONTACT: Michael K. Chesney, director - corporate development, TDS, 312-630-1900. (Out-of-town media, can call collect)/


CO: Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.; Millington Telephone Co. ST: Illinois, Tennessee IN: TLS SU: TNM

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