Consolidated Communications Holdings
May 16, 2008

Consolidated Communications Holdings to Present at Lehman Brothers' Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference on May 29, 2008

MATTOON, Ill., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) is scheduled to present at Lehman Brothers' Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference on Thursday, May 29th at 9:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET. Presenting from management will be Bob Currey, president and chief executive officer, and Steve Childers, chief financial officer. The event is being held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

An audio webcast of management's presentation will be available live and for replay and can be accessed from the "Investor Relations" section of the company's website at

About Consolidated

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. is an established rural local exchange company providing voice, data and video services to residential and business customers in Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania. Each of the operating companies has been operating in its local market for over 100 years. With approximately 282,641 ILEC access lines, 72,827 Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) access line equivalents, 84,313 DSL subscribers, and 13,026 IPTV subscribers, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of telecommunications services, including local and long distance service, custom calling features, private line services, high-speed Internet access, digital TV, carrier access services, and directory publishing. Consolidated Communications is the 13th largest local telephone company in the United States.

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.

Company, Matt Smith, Director, Investor Relations of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., +1-217-258-9522,; or Investor Relations, Kirsten Chapman of Lippert|Heilshorn & Associates, +1-415-433-3777,, for Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.