Windstream CFO Tony Thomas to Discuss REIT Spinoff at Goldman Sachs Conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tony Thomas, chief financial officer of Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), will speak at 8:40 a.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York. Thomas will appear with Windstream President and CEO Jeff Gardner and discuss the company's plans to spin off certain telecommunications assets into a real estate investment trust (REIT). Thomas will become CEO of the REIT. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

A live webcast of the event will be available at www.windstream.com/investors. The webcast will be archived on the website for 90 days.

About Windstream

Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Mary Michaels, 501-748-7578 mary.michaels@windstream.com

Source:Windstream Corporation