FairPoint Promotes Greg Castle to Executive Vice President

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications CEO Paul Sunu today announced the promotion of Greg Castle to executive vice president of human resources for the company.

Castle, who joined FairPoint in 2011, is responsible for defining and managing strategic human resources initiatives for the company's workforce across 18 states.

"Greg's integrity and industry knowledge are essential in transforming FairPoint's focus on the future in an increasingly competitive telecom industry," Sunu said. "He has shown to be a leader who appreciates the value of our employees and understands the realities of a changing marketplace."

Castle has more than 25 years of experience managing employee and labor relations at small, medium-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining FairPoint, he was president of Castle & Associates for seven years, during which time his clients included U.S. Cellular, R.H. Donnelley, The Carlyle Group and McKinsey and Co.

Castle's past experience also includes positions as senior vice president, corporate human resources at Orius Corporation; vice president, human resources at Exelon Corporation and vice president, corporate labor relations at Ameritech Corporation.

He holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree from Northwestern University in educational management, human resources and industrial relations. Castle also holds a juris doctorate with concentrations in employment law, human resources and labor relations from Loyola University School of Law and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Western Illinois University. He is a licensed attorney concentrating on employment law, human resources and labor relations, and is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).

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/myfairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.



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