Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Announces Executive Promotions

EDINBURG, Va., Aug. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ("Shentel") (NASDAQ:SHEN) announces the promotion of William L. Pirtle to Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales; Thomas A. Whitaker to Senior Vice President, Operations and Edward H. McKay to Senior Vice President, Engineering and Network Planning. All three will continue to report to Earle MacKenzie, Chief Operating Officer.

President and CEO Christopher E. French commented, "With our recently announced definitive agreement to acquire NTELOS Holdings Corp., we now begin the work toward integrating our operations to create a bigger and stronger Shentel. These promotions leverage our considerable management strength and align our structure around functional expertise as we prepare to add the nTelos operations and upgrade their networks. Given their experience as industry veterans and longtime Shentel executives, I am confident that Willy, Tom and Ed will continue to produce exemplary results for our Company."

About Shenandoah Telecommunications

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides a broad range of diversified communications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive personal communications service ("PCS") Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of unforeseen factors. A discussion of factors that may cause actual results to differ from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is available in the Company filings with the SEC. Those factors may include changes in general economic conditions, increases in costs, changes in regulation and other competitive factors.

CONTACT: Shenandoah Telecommunications, Inc. Earle MacKenzie Executive Vice President and COO 540-984-5192 Or John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau Institutional Marketing Services (IMS) 203-972-9200 jnesbett@institutionalms.comSource:Shenandoah Telecommunications Company