Mar 21, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at the Credit Suisse Global Leveraged Finance Conference on March 28, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at the Credit Suisse Global Leveraged Finance Conference on March 28, 2006

MATTOON, Ill., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) today announced that Steve Childers, chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at the Credit Suisse Global Leveraged Finance Conference being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, March 28 at 10:40 a.m. Arizona Time / 11:40 a.m. Central Time / 12:40 a.m. Eastern Time.

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 http://www.consolidated.com .

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 242,000 local access lines and over 39,000 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 and billing and collection services. Consolidated Communications is the 17th largest local telephone company in the United States.

SOURCE Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
03/21/2006

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

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