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TELECOMMUNICATIONS VETERAN PETE DROZDOFF NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

SAN MARCOS, TX, September 4, 2013 - Grande Communications, the Texas-based broadband communications company that offers Internet, TV and phone services, announced today the hire of Pete Drozdoff as vice president of marketing. Effective immediately, Drozdoff will lead Grande's marketing, corporate communications and product initiatives, including strategic planning and overall direction for revenue and customer growth. He will be based at Grande's corporate headquarters in San Marcos.

A talented and creative executive, Drozdoff brings more than 17 years of experience leading marketing efforts in the telecommunications industry to Grande. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing at SureWest Communications, the telecommunications company that serves the greater Sacramento Valley and Kansas City markets. In that role, he was similarly responsible for all marketing functions, product management and corporate communications. He also created the SureWest brand from scratch and was a member of the strategic management team during its three acquisitions.

Prior to SureWest, Drozdoff held senior marketing positions with both Sprint PCS and Motorola Cellular Subscriber Group. At the time, the group generated more than $6 billion in revenue and was the worldwide leader in cell phone market share.

"Pete is a great addition to Grande. We look forward to his direction and contributions to drive our company's continued growth and to support our already strong marketing and product team," said Matt Murphy, president of Grande Communications. "His vast experience in the telecom world with overbuilders that share the same size, scope and challenges as Grande makes him a perfect fit to join our team."

Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV and phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch 10 years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications services plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco. For more information, visit mygrande.com, like Grande Communications on Facebook or follow @grandecom on Twitter.

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