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 Integra Telecom Continues to Strengthen Sales and Organization with New Position

Hires Veteran Ken Smith as Executive Vice President, Sales

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2012 Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, has hired Ken Smith, to fill the newly created position of executive vice president, sales. Smith's appointment follows that of Jesse Selnick, named Integra's CFO, and the promotion of Karen Clauson to SVP, general counsel, corporate secretary in February. Smith will report directly to Kevin O’Hara, CEO.

Smith brings to Integra nearly 30 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry. As the company’s executive vice president, sales, Smith will lead Integra’s sales organization of more than 350 employees. His responsibilities include driving revenue, developing and implementing sales strategies, and evaluating Integra’s solutions to ensure they align with the company’s vision.

“The executive vice president, sales position will serve as a critical element to Integra’s management team and sales organization. We’re pleased to have an industry veteran like Ken fill this role,” said Kevin O’Hara, chief executive officer of Integra Telecom. “Ken’s vast telecommunications and leadership experience will prove invaluable in driving the company’s sales and revenue growth.”

Prior to his role at Integra, Smith served as principal of Serviam, LLC, and held various executive leadership roles at CenturyLink, Inc., where he led mid-market and enterprise efforts, restructured the company’s Inside Sales and Customer Care divisions to better support client and market demands, improved revenue and sales production, and led nearly 600 employees. His career also includes management positions at ICG Communications, Inc., Broadwing Communications, LLC, MCI Worldcom, and AT&T.

To learn more, contact Integra at 1-866-INTEGRA or visit www.integratelecom.com.

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects businesses by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions to business and carrier customers in 35 markets across 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company owns and operates a nationally acclaimed, best-in-class fiber-optic network consisting of a 5,000-mile high-speed long-haul fiber network and a 3,000-mile metropolitan access network including more than 1,900 fiber-fed buildings. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Integra Telecom is a registered trademark of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.

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