AirGate PCS appoints William J. Loughman, former general manager for AT&T Wireless, as vice president and CFO

July 14, 2004

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ATLANTA -- AirGate PCS, Inc., (Nasdaq/NM: PCSA), a PCS Affiliate of Sprint, today announced that it has appointed William J. Loughman as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining AirGate, Mr. Loughman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Baran Telecom (formerly o2wireless Solutions) in Atlanta. During his tenure there, he also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Loughman was the former General Manager for AT&T Wireless in Atlanta and Director of Business Development for the Southeast region. His previous positions include Director of Operations in Europe and the Middle East for Motorola; Vice President - Finance and Executive Director for Bell Atlantic Mobile; Vice President, Controller for Metro Mobile CTS, Inc.; and Controller for Cellular One in New York.

Mr. Loughman received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

"Bill brings a broad range of operational and financial management experience to AirGate," said Thomas M. Dougherty, President and Chief Executive Officer of AirGate PCS. "His extensive background in the wireless industry, particularly in the Carolinas, makes him an excellent addition to our management team. With the completion of our debt restructuring, we now are focused on growing our subscriber base and providing quality Sprint PCS products and services to subscribers in our territory in the most efficient manner possible. We look forward to Bill's contributions and are confident that his financial expertise and knowledge of our industry will be invaluable to AirGate as we execute our strategy."

AirGate PCS Inc.

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