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Inteliquent Appoints John Schoder Executive Vice President

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inteliquent, Inc. (Nasdaq:IQNT) a leading provider of voice services, announced today the appointment of John Schoder as the Company's Executive Vice President of Sales, Product & Marketing. Mr. Schoder previously served as the Company's Senior Vice President for Voice Product.

Mr. Schoder joined Inteliquent in 2013 and has approximately 20 years of telecommunications experience. Prior to joining Inteliquent, Mr. Schoder held various positions at Level 3 Communications, including serving as a Vice President of Wholesale Long Distance Services and as Senior Director, Voice Product Management. Mr. Schoder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Master of Arts degree in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University.

Inteliquent also announced today that it anticipates that David Lopez, its Senior Vice President of Sales, plans to assume a reduced role with the Company due to health considerations.

"We are delighted to promote John to serve as our Executive Vice President of Sales, Product & Marketing. John will be instrumental in executing our voice services strategy," said Ed Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Inteliquent. "As an experienced telecommunications executive, his extensive experience will aid Inteliquent in developing and implementing our plans. We are also very pleased that, despite his health challenges, Dave will continue to support the sale of our voice services. Dave will continue to work very closely with our customers to ensure that there will be no change to the high level of customer support they have experienced during Dave's tenure."

"Inteliquent presents an exciting opportunity for me as we navigate the changing telecommunications landscape," added Mr. Schoder. "I look forward to working together with the executive team to bring Inteliquent to the next level."

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About Inteliquent

Inteliquent is a leading provider of wholesale voice services for carriers and service providers. Inteliquent is used by nearly all national and regional wireless carriers, cable companies and CLECs in the markets it serves, and its network carries over eleven billion minutes of traffic per month. Please visit Inteliquent's website at www.inteliquent.com and follow us on Twitter @Inteliquent.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Kurt Abkemeier investorrelations@inteliquent.com

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