Feb 14, 2006

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. to Release Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2005 Results and Hold Conference Call on March 15, 2006

MATTOON, Ill., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2005 financial results before the market opens on March 15, 2006. The company will host a conference call and simultaneous web cast at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

The call is being web cast and can be accessed from the "Investor Relations" section of the company's Web site at http://www.consolidated.com . The web cast will be available for a period of 90 days after the conference call. 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 March 17, 2006 at midnight ET. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-800-642-1687 and enter pass code 4651794. International parties should call 1-706-645-9291 and enter pass code 4651794.

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.

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