TDS Telecommunications Corp. Executive Elected Treasurer of National Trade Association

The national trade association for the competitive local telecom industry (COMPTEL) has elected James W. Butman as treasurer for a 2-year term (2009-2011). Butman, currently a member of the COMPTEL Board of Directors is the group president of Marketing, Sales & Customer Operations for Madison-based TDS Telecommunications Corp., of which TDS Metrocom is a subsidiary.

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Madison, WI (Vocus) March 18, 2009

The national trade association for the competitive local telecom industry (COMPTEL) has elected James W. Butman as treasurer for a 2-year term (2009-2011). Butman, currently a member of the COMPTEL Board of Directors is the group president of Marketing, Sales & Customer Operations for Madison-based TDS Telecommunications Corp., of which TDS Metrocom is a subsidiary.

Butman joined TDS in 1985 as a member of the Government and Regulatory Affairs department. During his tenure at TDS, he has held a variety of executive leadership positions in many areas of the company. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Certified Management Accountant. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

NOTE: A picture of Mr. Butman is available at: http://www.tdstelecom.com/about/mediakit_exec_photos.asp

TDS Telecommunications Corp. markets communications services to business and residential customers in 30 states, through its brands TDS Telecom® and TDS Metrocom®. With more than 1.2 million access line equivalents in service, TDS Telecommunications Corp. connects customers to phone, broadband, and digital television service in hundreds of rural, suburban, and small metropolitan communities. TDS Telecommunications Corp. employs approximately 2,700 people and is headquartered in Madison, Wis. Visit http://www.tdstelecom.com and http://www.tdsbusiness.com for more information. TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems™ (NYSE: TDS, TDS.S), headquartered in Chicago and a Fortune 500® company. Visit http://www.teldta.com for more information.

For more information contact:
Cindy Tomlinson
Associate Manager - Public Relations
608.664.4471 or 608.206.4646
cindy.tomlinson(at)tdstelecom.com

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