FairPoint Communications to Release 2012 Third Quarter Results

        FairPoint Communications to Release 2012 Third Quarter Results

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --FairPoint Communications, Inc.
(NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading communications provider, today announced it will
release its 2012 third quarter results after the market close on Thursday,
Nov. 1, 2012. The company will hold its earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m.
(ET) on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Participants should call (866) 543-6408 (US/Canada) or (617) 213-8899
(international) at 8:20 a.m. (ET) and enter the passcode 73625655 when
prompted. The title of the call is the Q3 2012 FairPoint Communications, Inc.
Earnings Conference Call.

A telephonic replay will be available for anyone unable to participate in the
live call. To access the replay, call (888) 286-8010 (US/Canada) or (617)
801-6888 (international) and enter the passcode 35730646 when prompted. The
recording will be available from Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. (ET)
through Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will be available online at
www.fairpoint.com/investors. An online replay will be available shortly

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications
provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone,
television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities
across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers
high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to
residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers
VantagePoint^SM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern
New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet
connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for
cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance
learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with
traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional
information about FairPoint products and services is available at
www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter
(http://www.twitter.com/fairpoint) and Facebook

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.fairpoint.com
Contact: Investor Relations: Lee Newitt, +1-704-344-8150,
lnewitt@fairpoint.com; or Media: Sabina Haskell, +1-802-658-7351,
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