Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced the appointment of Raymond J. Roman as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective today. In his role, Mr. Roman’s responsibilities will include overseeing the Company’s marketing, network operations, customer care and retention and supply chain management. Mr. Roman succeeds Al Moschner who retired from the Company, effective January 31, 2011.

Roman, 44, brings more than 20 years of operational and managerial experience, including significant experience in wireless telecommunications and technology. Mr. Roman most recently held several senior executive positions at Dell Inc. starting in 2007, first running global service and operations, software and peripherals for the consumer division and then sales, operations and service for the mobility division. From 2001 to 2007, he held several senior level positions at Motorola, Inc., including serving as senior vice president, global sales and operations for mobile device business. From 1989 to 2001, Mr. Roman served in a number of senior operating and finance roles at companies including Ameritech Corporation and Kraft Foods, Inc.

“Ray comes to Leap with a strong track record in leading operations at several large and growing telecommunications and technology companies,” said Doug Hutcheson, Leap’s president and chief executive officer. “His appointment as our executive vice president and chief operating officer is another important step for us as we continue the positive transition to align our business to meet the changing needs of our customers and improve our operational and financial performance.”

Mr. Roman graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science degree in finance and holds a Masters of Business Administration in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago.

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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