May 11, 2010

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --According to preliminary results, Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) shareholders elected 10 directors at the company’s 2010 annual shareholders’ meeting, which was held in Overland Park, Kan.

Shareholders voted to elect each of the following nominees for a one-year term: Robert R. Bennett, Gordon M. Bethune, Larry C. Glasscock, James H. Hance, Jr., Daniel R. Hesse, V. Janet Hill, Frank Ianna, Sven-Christer Nilsson, William R. Nuti and Rodney O’Neal. Shareholders also ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as Sprint’s independent auditor, and approved an amendment to the company’s 2007 Omnibus Incentive Plan.

A shareholder proposal concerning political contributions did not pass, and shareholder proposals concerning an advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholders’ ability to act by written consent passed.

All vote tallies are preliminary until certified by an independent inspector of elections.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, and the first and only wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile and Assurance Wireless and instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

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