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PRIMUS Telecommunications Elevated to NASDAQ National Market.

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MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2003

PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ: PRTL), a global facilities-based telecommunications services provider offering an integrated portfolio of voice, data, Internet, and Web hosting services, today announced that it has received approval to list its common stock on the NASDAQ National Market(R) under the current symbol, PRTL, effective today, March 21, 2003.

PRIMUS's common stock previously was listed on the NASDAQ SmallCap Market where it had been trading since May 14, 2002.

"The elevation to NASDAQ's National Market, which required fulfillment of more stringent listing requirements, enhances the Company's visibility among a larger universe of retail and professional investors," said K. Paul Singh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PRIMUS. "Hundreds of the nation's newspapers carry National Market stock trading information, including influential and popular daily publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, Financial Times, and USA Today. In addition, a National Market listing satisfies certain regulatory requirements of many brokerage firms, asset managers and mutual funds. As a result, the increased accessibility of PRIMUS common stock will assist us in expanding and diversifying our investor base as part of our long term strategy to increase shareholder value."

PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ: PRTL) is a global facilities-based telecommunications services provider offering bundled voice, data, Internet, digital subscriber line (DSL), Web hosting, enhanced application, virtual private network (VPN), and other value-added services. PRIMUS owns and operates an extensive global backbone network of owned and leased transmission facilities, including over 300 IP points-of-presence (POPs) throughout the world, ownership interests in over 23 undersea fiber optic cable systems, 19 international gateway and domestic switches, a satellite earth station and a variety of operating relationships that allow it to deliver traffic worldwide. PRIMUS also has deployed a global state-of-the-art broadband fiber optic ATM+IP network and data centers to offer customer Internet, data, hosting and e-commerce services. Founded in 1994 and based in McLean, VA, PRIMUS serves corporate, small- and medium-sized businesses, residential and data, ISP and telecommunication carrier customers primarily located in the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions of the world. News and information are available at PRIMUS's Web site at
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