FairPoint Celebrates New Year by Giving Back

Favorite nonprofit could receive $2014 from Facebook votes

Dec 12, 2013, 15:50 ET from FairPoint Communications, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications across 17 states, is once again celebrating the new year with a donation to a community nonprofit that receives the most votes on FairPoint's Facebook page at www.facebook/MyFairPoint.

Any 501(c)3 organization located in communities across the 17 states that FairPoint serves is eligible to receive votes. The voting begins December 12 and ends on January 13, 2014. The winner of the $2014 will be announced the week of January 14, 2014. If a nonprofit would like see their name on the list for voting, send an email to marketing@fairpoint.com  with subject line "Give Back" and tell us which organization you think should be added to the list. Open nomination period ends Dec. 19, 2013.

"It was incredibly heart-warming last year to see the outpouring of support on Facebook for local community nonprofits in the states we serve," said Barbara Dondiego, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for FairPoint. "These groups enrich the lives of so many in the communities where we work and live. In celebration of our customers and our communities during this holiday season, FairPoint is honored to recognize the good deeds of these important organizations once again this year."

Easter Seals New Hampshire received the most votes during last year's campaign, and received $2013 courtesy of FairPoint.

"We were grateful to FairPoint for their commitment to helping nonprofits such as ours during last year's holiday season, and we are thrilled to see they are continuing the tradition this year," said Larry J. Gammon, Easter Seals New Hampshire President and CEO. "It was humbling to see all of our supporters in New Hampshire vote for us last year as part of FairPoint's holiday giving campaign, and a powerful reminder of how important our mission is to provide exceptional services to people with disabilities or special needs. This is a wonderful holiday gift for any nonprofit!"

About FairPoint Communications, Inc. FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: 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 17 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 Internet 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), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/fairpoint-communications).

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