Consolidated Communications Holdings
May 10, 2010

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at Jefferies Conference

MATTOON, Ill., May 10, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Steve Childers, Chief Financial Officer of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNSL), is scheduled to present at the Jefferies 6th Annual Internet, Media & Telecom Conference in New York on Wednesday, May 12 at 1:50 p.m. ET.

The event will be webcast live and can be accessed from the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at The webcast will be archived for 90 days.

About Consolidated

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. is an established rural local exchange company providing communication 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 244,696 ILEC access lines, 73,413 Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) access line equivalents, 102,132 DSL subscribers, and 24,898 IPTV subscribers at March 31, 2010, the Company 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.

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