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Windstream Announces 10 'Spirit Award' Winners

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) today announced the top 10 'Spirit Award' winners as part of the company's Classroom Connections program. The 10 schools were chosen from among 30 finalists through a public online vote and each will receive a $5,000 donation from Windstream.

The 10 winners are:

More than 120 schools applied to Windstream's Classroom Connections program which donated a total of $150,000 to schools in 2010. All applicants were required to produce a video demonstrating their need for technology. Four schools were awarded $25,000 each earlier this year. All winning videos can be viewed online at www.lifetimetour.com/classroomconnections.php.

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company with about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services to customers in 23 states. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit .

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CONTACT: Windstream Corporation Media Contact: Erin Ascione 501-748-7368 erin.ascione@windstream.com Twitter: @windstream Facebook: Windstream Communications