Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced that Bob Young has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President – Field Operations. In his role, Mr. Young will have responsibility for the coordination and management of the Company’s field operations, including direct and indirect sales, channel management and distribution. Reporting to Young will be three regional presidents with oversight and responsibility for their various territories.

Young has more than 35 years of managerial and operational experience, including extensive experience in the telecommunications field. Young served in senior executive roles for eight years at MetroPCS Communications, Inc., where he oversaw the expansion of the company’s network and its launch of service in many of its most significant markets. Prior to joining MetroPCS, Young had senior management roles with Verizon Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and US West.

“Bob is a seasoned executive with significant operational experience in the telecommunications field,” said Doug Hutcheson, Leap’s president and chief executive officer. “We believe that the new regional president structure we are implementing under Bob’s leadership will strengthen our field operations by bringing senior leadership and visibility closer to the needs of our customers. Bob’s experience and leadership will be key to the continued positive business transition to align our business to meet the changing needs of our customers and to improve the Company’s operational and financial performance.”

About Leap

Leap provides innovative, high-value wireless services to a fast-growing, young and ethnically diverse customer base. With the value of unlimited wireless services as the foundation of its business, Leap pioneered its Cricket ® service. The Company and its joint ventures now operate in 35 states and the District of Columbia and hold licenses in 35 of the top 50 U.S. markets. Through its affordable, flat-rate service plans, Cricket offers customers a choice of unlimited voice, text, high-speed data and mobile Web services. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Leap is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "LEAP." For more information, please visit www.leapwireless.com.

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