NOLAN RYAN BECOMES EXCLUSIVE SPOKESMAN FOR U.S. LONG DISTANCE CORP.
NOLAN RYAN BECOMES EXCLUSIVE SPOKESMAN FOR U.S. LONG DISTANCE CORP. SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Long Distance Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: USLD) today announced that Nolan Ryan, ace pitcher for the Texas Rangers, has signed as exclusive spokesman for the company's long distance services. "It is exciting to have this legendary baseball figure as part of the U.S. Long Distance team. Nolan epitomizes the consistency and superior performance which represents USLD's commitment to customer service," stated Parris H. Holmes Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. "He offers tremendous visibility in the Southwest, which is our primary market for long distance services." Ryan, 44, is a 300 game winner and holds major league records for career strikeouts and no-hitter games pitched. He began his pitching career in 1968 with the New York Mets and also played with the California Angels and Houston Astros before joining the Rangers in 1989. Ryan stated, "Having used U.S. Long Distance services, I am pleased to be associated with a company which shares my standard of excellence in performance." As spokesman, Ryan will offer product and service endorsements of long distance services exclusively for USLD. The company entered the direct-dial, long distance market in July 1991 with the acquisition of the Texas-based carrier, National Telephone Exchange, Inc. and its affiliates. USLD has provided operator services for more than four years and has customers in 36 states. USLD provides a full range of telecommunication services including one-plus, operator as well as billing and collection services to the commercial, residential, and interexchange carrier markets. -0- 12/10/91 /NOTE: A photo accompanying this story was transmitted earlier on the INS PhotoLink Network. CONTACT: Parris Holmes Jr., chairman and CEO, U.S. Long Distance Corp., 512-525-9009; or Gale Strenger, 708-564-5610, Bruce Marcus, 212-580-0703, Largent Parks, 214-387-4520, Earle Brown, 813-796-1452, or Tim King, 213-541-4415, all of The Investor Relations Company, for U.S. Long Distance Corp./ (USLD) CO: U.S. Long Distance Corp. ST: Texas IN: TLS SU: CON
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