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U.S. LONG DISTANCE ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF MARK BUCKNER

 SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Long Distance Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: USLD) today announced the departure of its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark D. Buckner. Mr. Buckner joined the company in January 1989 as vice president - finance and administration and has served in various management level positions.
 According to Parris H. Holmes Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, "Mark has played a significant role over the last four years in the development of the company's solid financial position, including most recently his contributions towards the company's successful equity offering. While we are saddened on a personal level, we support Mark's desire to pursue his own career objectives. Fortunately for us both, the company is firmly positioned as a leader in its industry and continues to enjoy record growth and financial strength. I am grateful for Mark's contributions to USLD."
 Prior to joining USLD Mr. Buckner, a certified public accountant, was general partner of Southwest Venture Partnership. Mr. Buckner has devoted a significant portion of his efforts over the last four years in supporting the company's financing requirements through debt issuance and the completion of a public equity offering.
 Mr. Buckner stated, "While I am pleased to have been a part of USLD's many achievements during my tenure there, I feel my personal objectives will be best served by making this transition. USLD has all the tools in place for continued growth and success, and I am confident the company will further strengthen its financial position and enhance its position as a telecommunications industry leader."
 USLD is a fully-integrated long distance telecommunications and information services company with three primary areas of business: regional direct-dial (one-plus) long distance services in areas of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest; national operator services for the hospitality and pay telephone industries; and billing clearinghouse and information management services for operator services and direct dial long distance companies.
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 /CONTACT: Tabitha Zane of U.S. Long Distance Corp., 210-525-6228/
 (USLD)


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