Sprint’s next retail energy savings effort will come from the installation of LED lighting in more than 600 retail stores. The project is estimated to reduce electrical usage by 2.8 million kWh per year.

Sprint continues to improve its business operations with energy efficiency and the environment in mind. Sprint recently announced it would join the Department of Energy Better Buildings program. Launched by President Obama in 2011, the Better Buildings Challenge brings together corporations, universities, municipalities, and other national leaders to make significant commitments to energy efficiency that reduce waste and cut energy costs. To join the program, organizations must commit to an energy savings goal during the next two to five years.

Sprint has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by an absolute 20 percent by 2017. Sprint is the first and only U.S. telecom company to publicly announce an absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goal and is one of 30 companies to be named to the elite World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers program. Sprint is also the only telecom provider in the top 50 on the 2013 EPA Green Power Partners Fortune 500 list, coming in at #13. Earlier this month, Frost & Sullivan awarded Sprint its 2013 North American Award for Green Excellence.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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