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Integra Solidifies Leadership Team With New Appointment

Felicity O'Herron Joins as Senior Vice President, Human Resources

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 12, 2013) -  Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has hired Felicity O'Herron as senior vice present, human resources. O'Herron will work closely with Integra's leadership team to ensure alignment between business strategy, internal policy and hiring strategies as the company continues its successful evolution to serving markets ranging from small business to the enterprise.

"Felicity has demonstrated success in maximizing an organization's potential by positioning its employees to best represent the goals and strategies of the business. I am pleased to have her experience within Integra's leadership team," said Kevin O'Hara, chief executive officer for Integra. "Integra has recently undergone a good deal of change, including significant advancement in the direction of our business. It's important for us to have someone like Felicity to ensure we support and empower our employees most effectively."

O'Herron brings to Integra more than 20 years of human resources expertise, with significant experience with major telecommunications providers. Having begun her career as a human resources lawyer, O'Herron has a wealth of knowledge surrounding mergers and acquisitions in addition to management and recruitment. Prior to Integra, O'Herron held various human resources management positions, including nearly 15 years served at Qwest Communications. Her last role at Qwest was as vice president, human resources, managing more than 150 human resources professionals and a $30 million operating budget.

"I am excited to join Integra and its dynamic leadership team at such an important moment in the company's history," said O'Herron. "The success of Integra depends on how well each employee executes his or her role in the company's transformation, and I look forward to engaging and supporting our employees to drive our business expansion forward."

About Integra Telecom
Integra is one of the largest facilities-based providers of communication and networking services in the western United States. We connect businesses of all sizes with advanced networking, communications and technology solutions in 35 metropolitan markets. Integra owns and operates an enterprise-class network consisting of a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000 miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network. Our fiber network connects directly to more than 2,200 enterprise buildings and data centers. Through our expansive Ethernet-over-copper footprint, we can deliver high-bandwidth services to more than 400,000 businesses. At Integra, we understand our customers need reliable, secure and flexible solutions delivered with unmatched expertise and quality of service. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.

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