May 18, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at Lehman Brothers Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Present at Lehman Brothers Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference

MATTOON, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) announced today it will participate in the Lehman Brothers Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference being held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY on Tuesday, May 23, 2006.

    --  Bob Currey, president and CEO, will present at 9:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m.
        MT.

    --  Bob Udell, senior vice president, will speak on the Internet protocol
        television (IPTV) panel at 1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. MT.

Both events will be webcast live and accessible from the "Investor Relations" section of Consolidated's website ( http://www.consolidated.com ). In addition, replays of the webcast will be available.

About Consolidated

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. is an established rural local exchange company (RLEC) providing voice, data and video services to residential and business customers in Illinois and Texas. Each of the operating companies has been operating in its local markets for over 100 years. With approximately 241,000 local access lines and over 43,000 digital subscriber lines (DSL), Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of telecommunications services, including local and long distance service, custom calling features, private line services, dial-up and high-speed Internet access, digital TV, carrier access services, and directory publishing. Consolidated Communications is the 17th largest local telephone company in the United States.

SOURCE Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
05/18/2006

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

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