Arbinet Appoints Christie Hill as General Counsel

Jan 12, 2010, 08:00 ET from Arbinet Corporation

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbinet Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARBX), a leading provider of telecommunications services to fixed and mobile operators, today announced that Christie A. Hill has been appointed General Counsel, effective February 1, 2010.  She succeeds William Terrell "Terry" Wingfield Jr., Esq. who is remaining with the company through February 28, 2010 to ensure a smooth transition.

Ms. Hill brings nearly 25 years of legal and corporate governance experience to Arbinet.  Most recently she served in the U.S. Department of Treasury as the oversight liaison executive responsible for enhancing transparency with respect to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).  Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in the telecommunications industry working first for Nextel Communications, building and developing its Office of Governance and Corporate Responsibility, and then at Sprint Nextel Corporation, managing the governance and ethics functions in her capacity as Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer.  In these roles, Ms. Hill drove significant improvements in the companies' corporate governance and stakeholder outreach, providing greater transparency and enhanced communications between the board of directors and its constituents.  

"We are extremely pleased to have Christie join us to lead our legal team," said Shawn O'Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arbinet.  "The Board of Directors and I are confident that Christie's legal and telecommunications experience combined with her strong governance and regulatory understanding will strongly contribute to the future growth of Arbinet."

Prior to her work at Nextel, Ms. Hill served as counsel at Honda of America, providing legal advice and counsel on general corporate and transactional matters.  Ms. Hill began her career at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.  She received her Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude from Ohio State University and her J.D., with honors from Ohio State University College of Law.  She also received a Strategic Business Leadership Certificate from Georgetown University Graduate School of Business.  

About Arbinet Corporation

Arbinet is a leading provider of international voice and IP solutions to carriers and service providers globally. With more than 1100 carriers across the world utilizing the Arbinet network, Arbinet combines global scale with sophisticated platform intelligence, call routing and industry leading credit management and settlement capabilities. Customers and suppliers include many leading fixed line, mobile, wholesale and VoIP carriers as well as calling card, ISPs and content providers around the world who buy and sell voice and IP telecommunications capacity and content. The Company can be reached at its corporate headquarters in Herndon, VA at +1 703.456.7100 or by email at

Forward-Looking Statements

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