January 16, 2007

Sprint Nextel Names Jack Dziak Senior Vice President of Strategy

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2007--Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced that Jack Dziak will join the company as senior vice president, Strategy, effective Feb. 5. Dziak will assume responsibility for driving Sprint Nextel's three-year strategic plan in support of the company's vision to deliver the best products and services on the most powerful networks. He will be based in Reston, Va. and report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Forsee.

"Jack is a seasoned strategy veteran with experience that cuts across industries," said Forsee. "He brings a wealth of talent to Sprint Nextel with his expertise in mobility solutions and next generation innovation."

Dziak joins Sprint Nextel after serving as senior vice president, Services and Distribution for Mobile Satellite Ventures LP (MSV) where he was responsible for building MSV's next generation mobile broadband services portfolio.

Prior to MSV, he served as senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development for MCI Communications. While there, Dziak built and led a corporate strategy team responsible for developing and launching initiatives in advanced IP communications, VoIP, managed enterprise services, mobility, wireless broadband and other areas relating to MCI's post-bankruptcy strategy and its execution. Prior to MCI, Dziak was Partner at Accenture in the Communications and High Tech market unit. He holds a Master's of Business Administration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor's of Science in economics from Virginia Tech. Dziak is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Dziak will move into the role previously filled by Atish Gude, who will fully transition to the role of senior vice president, Mobile Broadband Operations in Sprint Nextel's new 4G Mobile Broadband business unit.

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 robust wireless networks serving more than 51 million customers at the end of third quarter 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

CONTACT: Sprint Nextel
Leigh Horner, 703-433-3044

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel

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