Apr 20, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Release First Quarter 2006 Results and Hold Conference Call on May 10, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Release First Quarter 2006 Results and Hold Conference Call on May 10, 2006

MATTOON, Ill., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) will release its first quarter 2006 financial results before the market opens on May 10, 2006. The company will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

The call is being webcast and can be accessed from the "Investor Relations" section of the company's Web site at http://www.consolidated.com . The webcast will also be archived on the company's Web site. If you do not have internet access, the conference call dial-in number is 1-800-642-1783. International parties can access the call by dialing 1-706-679-5600. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available starting two hours after completion of the call until May 12, 2006 at midnight ET. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-800-642-1687 and international parties should call 1-706-645-9291 and enter pass code 8090118.

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 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 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.
04/20/2006

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

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