Trevor Jones to Lead Product Development and Marketing for OTELCO Communciations

Trevor JonesNew Gloucester, Maine – Trevor Jones has joined OTELCO, a division of Otelco Inc., to lead the company’s marketing and product development efforts.

Trevor brings 18 years of experience in the telecom industry to OTELCO.  He was the Vice President of Marketing for Zone Telecom, and most recently served as Vice President of Business Development at GWI, where in addition to product development, he was responsible for the company’s marketing, public relations, and government relations initiatives.

Jones feels that his greatest accomplishment in recent years was his efforts to increase awareness of Maine’s broadband challenges and to subsequently announce Maine’s first two municipal broadband networks.  Jones explains, “As a communications provider, we are really a business partner working to improve the economic climate in our service areas.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to better establish OTELCO as valuable economic development partner across our footprint and in all the disciplines we serve.”

This move is a bit of a homecoming as Jones also served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Pine Tree Networks and CRC Communications from 2000 until the merger that formed OTELCO in 2008.  With his return, he will oversee marketing and product development efforts for the OTELCO companies in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and West Virginia.

“Trevor is well versed in the products we offer and the markets we serve.  He has a strong technical background and a proven record of successful marketing efforts in the telecom industry”, commented OTELCO President and CEO, Rob Souza, “I am confident that his leadership of the Marketing and Product Development team will lead to increased visibility for OTELCO and that he will provide a clear voice toward guiding the future of our company.”

ABOUT OTELCO

Otelco Inc. provides wireline telecommunications services in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  The Company’s services include local and long distance telephone, digital high-speed data lines, transport services, network access, cable television and other related services.  With approximately 99,000 voice and data access lines, which are collectively referred to as access line equivalents, Otelco is among the top 25 largest local exchange carriers in the United States based on number of access lines.  Otelco operates eleven incumbent telephone companies serving rural markets, or rural local exchange carriers.  It also provides competitive retail and wholesale communications services and technology consulting, managed services and private/hybrid cloud hosting services through several subsidiaries.  For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.OtelcoInc.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results, or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  In addition to statements, which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms “believes”, “belief”, “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans”, or similar terms to be uncertain and forward-looking.  The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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