Lumos Networks Continues Transformation With Appointment of Joti Balani as Vice President of Marketing

  Lumos Networks Continues Transformation With Appointment of Joti Balani as
  Vice President of Marketing

Business Wire

WAYNESBORO, Va. -- February 20, 2013

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based
bandwidth infrastructure & IP Services in key mid-Atlantic markets, today
announced the appointment of Joti Balani as Vice President of Marketing. This
appointment comes on the heels of the ongoing transformation Lumos Networks
embarked upon since its inception in Nov 2011 when it spun off from nTelos. In
her new position, Ms. Balani will report to Executive Vice President and Chief
Revenue Officer, Joseph E. McCourt, Jr.

As Vice President of Marketing, Ms. Balani will lead Lumos Networks’ marketing
communications, public relations, and strategic marketing activities and also
facilitate customer relationship management activities across the company
further underpinning Lumos Networks’ customer-centric focus. She will play a
key role in continuing to communicate the company’s leadership in high
bandwidth, IP-centric connectivity solutions to enterprise & carrier

“Joti’s years of significant experience in the strategic data networking arena
will help further launch Lumos Networks as a leader in the exploding
Enterprise & Carrier bandwidth infrastructure marketplace. In addition, it
will enhance Lumos Networks’ position in industry discussions on key topics
including cloud computing, data center connectivity & unified communications.
I see marketing as the final frontier of Lumos Networks’ transformation to
further unlock the underlying value of our incredible assets,” McCourt said.

Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Ms. Balani held senior leadership positions
most recently at Zayo Group, framing Cloud Services Strategy across their
global footprint and at AboveNet since 2006, leading product development
across metro, long haul and IP networks helping establish it as a global
market leader in high bandwidth connectivity & low latency solutions. Zayo
Group acquired AboveNet in July 2012 as part of a $2.3bn transaction.

Ms. Balani previously also held various senior product and technology
positions at AT&T Business Services, Lucent Technologies and Texas Instruments
since 1995.

About Lumos Networks

Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region
serving carrier, business and residential customers over a dense fiber network
offering data, voice and IP services. With headquarters in Waynesboro, VA,
Lumos Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania,
Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a 5,800 route-mile fiber network. Detailed
information about Lumos Networks is available at


Lumos Networks Corp.
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