Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) announced that Larraine D. Segil, a member of its Board of Directors, has been appointed by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training, to be a member of the Strategic Alliances Advisory Group. The programme is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and the World Health Organization and is set up to help foster an effective global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty.

In making the announcement, Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier, remarked, “Along with the rest of the Board and the employees of Frontier, I am very pleased about Larraine’s appointment. I know she will bring the same dedication, insight and intelligence to this advisory group that she brings to Frontier.” Wilderotter added, “One of Frontier’s Values is `Be active in our communities;’ by accepting this appointment, Larraine is demonstrating her commitment to the global community, especially those least able to speak for themselves about the ravages of poverty and disease. We are proud of her.”

Dr. Robert G. Ridley, Director of the TDR, stated, “I am confident Ms. Segil’s expertise in developing and enhancing strategic alliances and partnerships will be of immense benefit to the new advisory group. During this global economic crisis it is especially important that we not lose sight of our moral and economic obligations to those in need.” Dr. Ridley added, “I look forward to her contributions and know they will help our organization improve stewardship, empowerment and research in neglected priorities.”

Larraine Segil joined the Frontier Communications Corporation Board of Directors in March 2005. She also serves on the Entrepreneurs Board of Advisors for the UCLA Anderson School of Management and on the Board of the Committee of 200, a global network of Women CEOs.

Ms. Segil holds the position of Partner Emeritus at Vantage Partners, a business strategy consulting firm with expertise in helping companies manage critical business relationships. From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Segil was a Partner of that firm. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin since 1991.

Ms. Segil has authored seven business books including Intelligent Business Alliances, Fast Alliance, Dynamic Leader, Adaptive Organization and Measuring the Value of Partnering. Business Week and The Corporate Strategy Board have recognized her as an expert in Alliances. She is a regular commentator for CNN and CNBC on alliances, mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, Ms. Segil was Chief Executive Officer of an advanced materials company providing products and services to aerospace and electronics manufacturers. She has co-founded and run companies in mortgage banking and medical services, and previously practiced international corporate law.

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