October 13, 2008

Sprint Nextel Names Charles Wunsch as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) has named Charles Wunsch as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately, succeeding Leonard J. Kennedy. Wunsch, 52, most recently had served as vice president for corporate transactions and business law at Sprint, and has served in various legal positions at the company since 1990.

Wunsch began his Sprint career in the Corporate Secretary group, and later served as associate general counsel for Sprint PCS before supporting corporate transactions since 2002. Wunsch previously was an associate and partner at the law firm Watson, Ess, Marshall and Enggas.

"Charlie has an excellent reputation in the industry as a senior attorney in corporate transactions and for his long record of high performance at Sprint," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. "He has a keen understanding of the communications industry and the details of our company's business. He is well prepared to lead our legal and regulatory team."

Hesse added, "Len has been a key member of the Sprint leadership team and I want to thank and congratulate him on his admirable service to the company. We wish Len and his family well."

Wunsch graduated cum laude with a J.D. degree from Cornell Law School, and earned a B.A. degree in history from Stanford University.

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 is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving nearly 52 million customers at the end of the second quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel

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