Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (the �Company�, �we� or �our�) is a
Delaware holding company with operating subsidiaries (collectively
�Consolidated�) providing a wide range of communications services to residential
and business customers in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas and
Missouri. We were founded in 1894 as the Mattoon Telephone Company by the
great-grandfather of one of the members of our Board of Directors, Richard A.
Lumpkin. After several acquisitions, the Mattoon Telephone Company was
incorporated as the Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company (�ICTC�) on
April 10, 1924. We were incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 2002, and
through our predecessors we have provided telecommunications services for more
than a century. Through strategic acquisitions over the last decade, we have
grown our business, diversified our revenue and cash flow streams and created a
strong platform for future growth.