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U.S. LONG DISTANCE CORP. ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR MANAGER AND THREE PROMOTIONS

 SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Long Distance Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: USLD) announced today that Charles P. Johnson has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer of U.S. Long Distance, Inc. ("USLDI"), its telecommunications subsidiary.
 Johnson brings 22 years of telecommunications experience to USLD, having served Southwestern Bell for 13 years in various engineering and operations positions and most recently serving MCI Telecommunications for the last eight years in several managerial positions in operations and sales. Johnson earned his B.A. and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.
 Parris H. Holmes Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, stated, "We are excited to have Charlie join the USLD family. He is well known throughout the industry due to his position the last four years with MCI as director of carrier sales. His unique blend of engineering and sales experience has enabled him to earn the respect of many long distance carriers who have utilized the MCI network. This experience will greatly assist USLD as we broaden our own network from our Texas base."
 The company also announced the promotion of several managers. Supporting Johnson in his new position will be Sheldon Ohringer and Walter Rusak, who have served USLDI as vice president since both joining the company in early 1991. Effective today, Ohringer has been promoted to USLDI senior vice president of sales and Rusak has been promoted to USLDI senior vice president of network operations. Alan Saltzman, senior vice president of the company and chief operating officer of its billing and information management subsidiary, Zero Plus Dialing, Inc., has been promoted to executive vice president.
 Holmes stated, "These individuals have directed a four-fold increase in our operations over the last two years and have developed a very capable staff of managers. I am proud to recognize these achievements with the announcement of their promotion. Alan, Walt and Sheldon will play an active role in the coming years as we gain increasing market share in our $50 billion industry."
 USLD is an integrated long-distance telecommunications and information management services company with three primary areas of business: regional direct-dial (one-plus) long distance services in Texas and three surrounding states; billing clearinghouse and information management services for operator services and direct-dial long distance companies; and national operator services for the hospitality and pay telephone industries.
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 /CONTACT: Parris H. Holmes Jr., chairman and CEO of USLD, 210-525-6200/
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