Jan 3, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at 16th Annual Citigroup Entertainment, Media & Telecom Conference

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at 16th Annual Citigroup Entertainment, Media & Telecom Conference

MATTOON, Ill., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) announced today it will present at the 16th Annual Citigroup Entertainment, Media & Telecom Conference being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ on Monday, January 9, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. MT time/4:30 p.m. ET.

Live webcast of management's presentation will be accessible from the "Investor Relations" section of Consolidated's website ( http://www.consolidated.com ). In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available.

About Consolidated

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. is an established rural local exchange company (RLEC) providing communications services to residential and business customers in Illinois and Texas. Each of the operating companies has been operating in their local markets for over 100 years. With approximately 245,000 local access lines and over 36,000 digital subscriber lines (DSL), Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of telecommunications services, including local dial tone, custom calling features, private line services, long distance, dial-up and high-speed Internet access, carrier access, digital TV, VoIP, telephone directories and billing and collection services. Consolidated Communications is the 15th largest local telephone company in the United States.

SOURCE Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
01/03/2006

CONTACT: Stephen Jones, Vice President - Investor Relations of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., 1-217-258-9522, investor.relations@consolidated.com , or Investor Relations, Kirsten Chapman, or David Barnard, David@lhai-sf.com , both of Lippert - Heilshorn & Associates, 1-415-433-3777

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