Alaska Communications Appoints Peter D. Aquino to Its Board of Directors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK), the leading
provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses
and consumers in Alaska, will appoint Peter D. Aquino, an industry
veteran, to the board effective March 18, 2019. An independent director,
Mr. Aquino will expand the board to nine members.

“We are pleased to welcome Pete to our Board. With over 35 years of
experience in the telecommunications industry, including very recent
board-level experience in driving shareholder value, Pete brings
additional strength to our Board. We would like to thank Aegis
Financial, our largest shareholder, for the introduction,” said Ned
Hayes, Alaska Communications’ Chairman of the Board.

Peter D. Aquino

Peter D. Aquino is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of
Internap Corporation (INAP). Mr. Aquino has a track record of
successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds, and strategic
partnerships and transactions at both public and private companies.

Prior to assuming his role at INAP, from 2010 until 2013, Mr. Aquino
served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and later as Executive
Chairman, of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi). Under
his leadership, PTGi grew into an integrated telecommunications company
serving consumer and business customers with voice, data, high-capacity
fiber and data center services globally. From 2004 until 2010, Mr.
Aquino was the President and Chief Executive Officer of RCN Corporation
where he built the company into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple
system operator and created an advanced Metro-fiber network through
organic and acquisition strategies. Mr. Aquino began his career at Bell
Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983.

Mr. Aquino recently served on the board of directors of Lumos Networks
(Nasdaq: LMOS) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), prior
to both being sold in 2017.

Mr. Aquino holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University in
New Jersey, and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in
Washington, D.C.

About Alaska Communications

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced
broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data
network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber
optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more
information, visit


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