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Forbes names parent company of TDS Telecommunications Corp. a “Most Trustworthy Company”

TDS Telecommunications Corp., the nation’s seventh largest telecom provider, today announced that its parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. made Forbes’ list of the America’s Most Trustworthy Companies in the mid-cap category. The list identifies the most transparent and trustworthy businesses that trade on American exchanges.

Forbes partners with GMI Rating (GMI), a global corporate governance research agency, to produce the annual list. GMI’s quantitative and qualitative analysis looks beyond the raw data on companies’ income statements and balance sheets to assess the true quality of corporate accounting and management practices.

GMI finds that its 100 Most Trustworthy Companies have consistently demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices and solid corporate governance and management. They do not play games with revenue and expense recognition, or with asset valuation.

To create the list, GMI examines more than 8,000 companies traded on U.S. exchanges. Every three months it assigns each company an accounting and governance risk score (AGR) based on proprietary modeling designed to identify practices that historically have had a high correlation with increasing shareholder risk.

“It’s a privilege to be part of Telephone and Data Systems,” said David Wittwer, president and CEO of TDS Telecommunications Corp. “This recognition from Forbes is proof that our long-term commitment to integrity throughout the TDS organization is working for both our customers and our shareholders.”

About DeAnne Boegli

DeAnne Boegli is the National Public Relations Manager for TDS Telecommunications which means she wears a lot of hats on a day to day basis. DeAnne jumped on the social media train early (TDS joined Facebook in 2008) and has been keeping her team at TDS up-to- date with the rapid changes in these popular online sites, in addition to her more traditional public relations, reputation management and media roles. DeAnne holds degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. She has been in telecommunications at TDS for the past 13 years; prior to that she managed corporate communications for Rayovac which is also headquartered in Madison, Wis. In her spare time, she teaches dance classes at a studio she started in 2001. So, if you need to learn to tap dance she could help. We all know some PR types are known for dancing around issues, but not DeAnne she tells it like it is and just dances for the sport of it. DeAnne has a unique blend of corporate and entrepreneurial experience which gives her great perspective in talking with business owners and marketers like you.

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