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WORLDCOM, INC. APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER.

JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 1996--WorldCom, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM:WCOM) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Scott D. Sullivan, the Company's chief financial officer and secretary, to the Board.

Commenting on the Board's newest member, Bernard J. Ebbers, president and chief executive officer of WorldCom, Inc., stated, "Over the years WorldCom, Inc. has benefitted immensely from the outstanding array of talent and business acumen of our Board of Directors, and Scott Sullivan will be an excellent addition to that group. He brings to the table a proven background of expertise and dedication to the Company."

Sullivan's appointment was approved by the Board of Directors during its meeting on March 7, 1996.

Sullivan, 34, has been with WorldCom, Inc. since 1992, serving as vice president and assistant treasurer until 1994, when he was promoted to the CFO position. Prior to joining WorldCom, Inc., he was an executive officer of two long-distance companies including ATC, which was acquired by WorldCom, Inc. in 1992. Sullivan also served in various capacities with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP from 1983 to 1989.

WorldCom, Inc., one of the largest long distance telecommunications companies in the United States, offers domestic and international voice, data and video products and services to business customers, other carriers and the residential market. The Company operates a nationwide digital fiber optic network in the United States and has worldwide network capacity. The common shares of WorldCom, Inc. trade on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol WCOM.

(Visit WorldCom, Inc.'s Internet web site at http://www.wcom.com)

CONTACT: WorldCom, Inc.

Beverly A. Buckley, 601/360-8600
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