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Consolidated Communications announces sale of Consolidated Market Response to Solix, Inc.

MATTOON – This week Consolidated Communications and Solix, Inc. officials announced they have reached an agreement for Solix, Inc., to purchase Consolidated Market Response (CMR).

CMR, a division of Consolidated Communications based in Charleston, Illinois, is an integrated marketing support company that provides business process outsource solutions for clients in the healthcare and telecommunications industry. In its two Coles County locations, CMR employs 38 full-time people and 185 temporary employees who are contracted through Innovative Staff Solutions and in the Terre Haute, Indiana call center there are five full-time and 125 temporary employees.

“As a call center, CMR is a good strategic fit for Solix, and we expect it to be a core element of Solix’s business going forward. The capabilities CMR brings will be an asset to Solix, and this is a positive opportunity for Consolidated Communications and CMR,” said Bob Currey, President and CEO of Consolidated Communications.

CMR employees’ jobs are not expected to change and Rick Hall will remain and become Chief Operating Officer of Solix CMR, LLC. “The impact of this sale on our CMR employees was an important consideration in this decision,” continued Currey. “We believe this transaction is one that will be good for our CMR employees and for the communities in which they live and work.”

Solix, h eadquartered in New Jersey, is a process outsourcing firm specializing in the administration of state and federal public benefit programs. “Solix is excited to add CMR to the Solix team; we will build on the cultural similarities and the best business practices models from each company,” said John Parry, President and CEO of Solix, Inc. “CMR is an excellent fit; Solix’ resources will enable CMR to fully realize and grow the long-term value of its team and services.”

The sale is expected to close before the end of the first quarter of 2010.

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