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Windstream Names John Leach to Lead Business Sales

September 17, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Windstream (NYSE: WIN) announced today the appointment of John Leach as senior vice president of business sales. In this role, Leach will be responsible for the company's business sales and sales support organizations. He previously served as South region president for PAETEC Communications.

"John has more than 20 years of telecommunications and sales experience," said Brent Whittington, chief operating officer for Windstream. "His background uniquely positions him to aggressively lead our business sales efforts as we transform our business to a broadband and enterprise model."

Prior to joining PAETEC in 2007, Leach was president and chief executive officer of Covista Communications. He also has worked for BellSouth, BTI Communications and Telco Communications Group.

Leach earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company that provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services to customers in 16 states. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. The company has approximately 3 million access lines and about $3.1 billion in annual revenues. Windstream is ranked 4th in the 2009 BusinessWeek 50 ranking of the best performing U.S. companies. For more information about Windstream, visit