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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced its board of directors has appointed Marcelo Claure to the board, bringing the total number of board members to nine.

Mr. Claure is founder, chairman, president and CEO of Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services to the wireless industry. Today, Brightstar has a local presence in over 50 countries, earning revenues in excess of $7 billion. Brightstar has been recognized by Hispanic Magazine as the largest Hispanic company in the U.S. five of the past six years including 2013.

Prior to launching Brightstar, Mr. Claure was active in the expansion of the U.S. telecommunications market through a number of entrepreneurial endeavors including serving as president of Cellular Solutions, a successful wireless retailer in the northeast U.S.

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