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Sprint Taps Hesse For President/CEO

The Sprint Nextel Board of Directors has named wireless industry veteran Daniel R. Hesse, 54, president/CEO, effective immediately. He previously was chairman, president and CEO of Embarq Corporation.

Hesse had been chairman/CEO since Embarq's inception in 2006. Prior to the formation of Embarq, he served as CEO of Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division for one year before the spin-off that created Embarq. Hesse previously has spent 23 years at AT&T, including serving between 1997 and 2000 as the president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services, which was then the United States' largest wireless operator.

Hesse also has joined Sprint Nextel's board of directors.

--Nina M. Lentini

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