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ACS Appoints Former Verizon Executive Michael Wynschenk Vice President Enterprise Sales

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (NASDAQ: ALSK), Alaska's leading integrated communications provider, today announced the appointment of Michael Wynschenk as Vice President Enterprise Sales, a new position reporting to ACS Chief Operating Officer Anand Vadapalli.

In this key role, Wynschenk will head up the company's enterprise sales organization, focusing on the needs of ACS' enterprise, telecom carrier, government, small and medium business customers with statewide, regional and global network services requirements.

Prior to joining ACS, Wynschenk served as area sales vice president at Verizon Business based in Boston, Mass., where he was responsible for leading sales efforts to corporate, government, financial services, healthcare and higher education customers across the New England markets.

"We are extremely pleased to have a sales executive of Michael's caliber joining our team," commented Vadapalli. "Michael has vast experience in the telecommunications industry combined with a track record in customer-centric, solution-oriented sales and building high-performance, high-energy teams. With a stellar sales record at Verizon Business, Michael will help solidify ACS' leading position in providing telecommunications services to businesses in the state of Alaska and beyond."

Wynschenk brings to ACS more than 20 years of telecommunications sales experience as well as extensive knowledge of all aspects of business customers' requirements including enterprise network services, IP telephony, unified communications, security, outsourcing, managed and professional services. He has held various sales and executive positions at Verizon, Expanets, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

He holds both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.

About Alaska Communications Systems
Headquartered in Anchorage, ACS is Alaska's leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions to Enterprise and mass market customers. The ACS wireline operations include the state's most advanced data networks and the only diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The ACS wireless operations include a statewide 3G CDMA network, reaching across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, with coverage extended via best-in-class CDMA carriers in the Lower 49 and Canada. By investing in the fastest-growing market segments and attracting the highest-quality customers, ACS seeks to drive top and bottom-line growth, while continually improving customer experience and cost structure through process improvement. More information can be found on the company's website at www.acsalaska.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.

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