Windstream Names Bob Gunderman Treasurer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN) has named Bob Gunderman treasurer. In addition to the treasurer role, he will continue to serve as senior vice president of financial planning.

"Bob has been managing our treasury function for a little over a year now, including overseeing the execution of more than $4 billion in capital market transactions, and he has done an excellent job," said Tony Thomas, Windstream's chief financial officer. "Going forward, he and I will continue to work closely together to strengthen Windstream's risk profile by reducing leverage, lowering interest expense and maintaining ample liquidity."

Gunderman is responsible for all capital budgeting, forecasting, treasury and capital market functions, debt management, investor relations and risk management. He previously served as vice president of financial planning for Windstream. Gunderman was vice president of internal audit for Alltel prior to joining Windstream in 2008. He served in various management roles at Alltel including vice president of revenue accounting and revenue assurance, director of financial planning and director of mergers and acquisitions. He was a senior accountant with Deloitte and Touche LLP before entering the communications industry in 1996. Gunderman holds a degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas and is a Certified Public Accountant. He serves on the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit www.windstream.com .

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