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January 17, 2019

Sprint’s Michel Combes Joins CTIA Board .

WASHINGTON – CTIA®, the wireless industry association, announced that Michel Combes, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sprint, joined CTIA’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Sprint is a leader in telecommunications, with a focus on creating more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint, serving 54.5 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2018, is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies. Today, that legacy continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability and speed across its nationwide network.

“I am thrilled to welcome Michel to the CTIA Board,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “Sprint is a long-standing CTIA member and a key partner as we move to a 5G world. We look forward to working with Michel as we continue our momentum from 2018, which was a banner year for our industry.”

Combes, a proven telecommunications veteran with 30 years of experience in the industry, oversees Sprint’s day-to-day operations, including building the carrier’s mobile 5G network, enhancing retail and digital distribution, improving the customer experience and ensuring the company is a great place to work. Combes joined Sprint in January 2018 as president and chief financial officer, responsible for leading the company’s financial operations, strategy and continued cost transformation.

“As we enter the exciting 5G era, I am honored to join my colleagues from across the industry on CTIA’s Board of Directors,” said Combes. “Sprint and CTIA have enjoyed a longstanding and productive partnership, and I look forward to continuing that legacy over the coming year.”

The full list of the CTIA Board of Directors is available here.

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