February 07, 2006

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James Fisher, 202-487-5101

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RESTON, Va. — 02/07/2006

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) today announced that its board of directors has declared first quarter dividends for Sprint Nextel Common Stock. A dividend of 2.5 cents per share is payable March 31, 2006, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 10, 2006.

About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering 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.