FairPoint's New Hampshire State President Steps Down



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Jeff Nevins

MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 11, 2011) - FairPoint Communications, Inc. announced today that Teresa Rhodes Rosenberger, New Hampshire state president, has stepped down from her position with the company. Rosenberger served as New Hampshire state president since January 2010 and was responsible for regulatory matters, governmental relations, public relations and economic development for FairPoint Communications in the Granite State.

"Teresa has been a valued leader in the company and we will miss the passion and commitment to excellence that have been the hallmarks of her position as New Hampshire state president," says Peter Nixon, executive vice president of external affairs & operational support at FairPoint. "We want to thank Teresa for her work as state president and we look forward to working with her upon her return to Devine Millimet."

Before joining FairPoint, Rosenberger was a member of the Governmental Relations and Regulatory Affairs group at Devine Millimet & Branch. She will be returning to Devine Millimet and will continue to provide strategic insights and legislative and regulatory guidance to clients at the firm. FairPoint also announced that Pat McHugh, vice president and assistant general counsel, will fill the role of state president duties in the interim until the position is filled. Pat and his family reside in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

About FairPoint
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint's resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. The VantagePoint(sm) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. 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/myFairPoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myFairPoint).