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Hawaiian Telcom Announces Refinancing Plans

HONOLULU, May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (Nasdaq:HCOM) today announced plans to seek to refinance its existing $300 million senior secured credit facility. The proposed amended and restated credit facility would be used to refinance and extend the maturity of the Company's existing $300 million term loan, which matures February 28, 2017.

"The credit markets have improved and we believe conditions are again favorable for us to pursue refinancing of our existing credit facility under improved terms," said Eric K. Yeaman, Hawaiian Telcom's president and CEO. "In addition, we believe our full year 2012 and first quarter 2013 financial results demonstrate continued progress in executing our strategic plan and support seeking a refinancing at this time," concluded Yeaman.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release includes certain statements and predictions that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, any statement, projection or estimate that includes or references the words "plans to", "is expected to", "believes", "anticipates", "intends", or any similar expression falls within the safe harbor of forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those indicated or suggested by any such forward-looking statement for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, Hawaiian Telcom's ability to maintain its market position in communications services, including wireless, wireline and Internet services; general economic trends affecting the purchase or supply of communication services; world and national events that may affect the ability to provide services; changes in the regulatory environment; any rulings, orders or decrees that may be issued by any court or arbitrator; restrictions imposed under various credit facilities and debt instruments; work stoppages caused by labor disputes; adjustments resulting from year-end audit procedures; and Hawaiian Telcom's ability to develop and launch new products and services. More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Hawaiian Telcom's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The information contained in this release is as of May 13, 2013. It is anticipated that subsequent events and developments may cause estimates to change.

About Hawaiian Telcom

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawaii's leading provider of integrated communications solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawaii beginning in 1883, the Company offers a full range of services including voice, video, Internet, data, wireless, and advanced communication and network services supported by the reach and reliability of its network and Hawaii's only 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom provides an Always OnSM customer experience. For more information, visit www.hawaiiantel.com.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Brian Tanner, Hawaiian Telcom (808) 546-3442 brian.tanner@hawaiiantel.com Media Contact: Scott Simon, Hawaiian Telcom (808) 546-5466 scott.simon@hawaiiantel.com

Source:Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc.