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Windstream signs agreement with GreatAmerica Leasing Corp.

December 6, 2010

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) today announced it has signed an agreement with GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation, a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, dealers and end users be more successful. Through the agreement, GreatAmerica Leasing will provide Windstream customers with easy, flexible and innovative financing solutions on communications equipment.

A leading provider of advanced communications solutions, Windstream has partnered with GreatAmerica Leasing to provide flexible financing solutions that allow businesses of all sizes to upgrade their older communication systems or to deploy new locations with the most up-to-date next generation communications platforms available. Windstream offers businesses a suite of communications applications including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Ethernet Internet and MPLS networking.

Windstream is certified to offer, install and service communication systems from some of the most respected names in the industry including AdTran, Avaya, Cisco, Mitel and TippingPoint. Windstream’s equipment program features competitive pricing, flexible payment options, seamless implementation, and a single point-of-contact for equipment service and repairs. Windstream can provide a multitude of solutions, ranging from traditional voice systems to fully integrated IP telephony platforms and data systems to meet any business’s needs.

"GreatAmerica is excited to provide financing solutions that make it easier for customers to take advantage of Windstream’s advanced technology," said Marty Klees, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the GreatAmerica Communications & Data Group. "This new partnership with Windstream will allow their customers to begin realizing the benefits of advanced technology with a low monthly payment."

"Businesses enjoy dealing with Windstream because we provide the best communications equipment, flexible finance options, next generation data, voice, managed services and networking solutions, all from a single company," said Don Perkins, Windstream Vice President of Business Marketing. "This agreement allows us to extend our customers financing options, making it easier for them to upgrade their communications infrastructure to take them into the future."

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About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 communications and technology company with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides IP-based voice and data services, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosting services and communication systems to businesses and government agencies. The company also delivers broadband, digital phone and high-definition TV services to residential customers primarily located in rural areas and operates a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 60,000 route miles. For more information about Windstream, visit

About GreatAmerica

GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation was founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992. GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories. GreatAmerica has a staff of over 300 employees with offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia.

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