CHICAGO, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] announced today that Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC ("Glass Lewis"), the nation's two leading proxy advisory firms, recommend that TDS Common shareholders vote "FOR" the Company's nominees for the TDS Board of Directors.
"We are very pleased that both ISS and Glass Lewis have recommended in favor of our slate of highly qualified Board Members," said LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer. "We strongly believe these nominees are best qualified to represent our Common Shareholders as the Company works to create value for all shareholders."
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 1000™ company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,600 people.
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The foregoing information is not a solicitation of a proxy from any TDS shareholder. This is being done only pursuant to a definitive proxy statement. Additional information relating to the foregoing is included in TDS' proxy materials filed with the SEC and distributed to shareholders. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ SUCH MATERIALS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Shareholders and other investors may access such materials without charge at the SEC's web site (www.sec.gov) and on the TDS web site (www.tdsinc.com) in the Investor Relations section on the SEC filings page. In addition, shareholders may obtain free copies of the proxy materials by contacting TDS' proxy solicitor, MacKenzie Partners at (800) 322-2885. TDS and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from TDS shareholders on behalf of the TDS board of directors in connection with the foregoing. Information concerning such participants and their respective direct or indirect interests in TDS by security holdings or otherwise is included in TDS' definitive proxy statement.
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