Appoints Michael G. Morris, chairman, president, and CEO of the Northeast Utilities system, to its board of directors

December 5, 2003

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CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) today announced the election of Michael G. Morris, (57) chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Northeast Utilities system, to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

"We're excited to be adding Michael to our board of directors," stated Phil Cox, chairman of the board. "Michael is a nationally recognized leader in the energy field, and his extensive experience in a regulated environment will make him a tremendous asset to our company. In addition, he exhibits the integrity and leadership skills needed to be an effective board member in the twenty-first century."

Morris graduated from Eastern Michigan University with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in science and received a law degree, cum laude from the Detroit College of Law. Before joining Northeast Utilities in August 1997, Morris served as president and CEO of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, and president of CMS Marketing, Services and Trading.

Morris is also a director of St. Francis Care, Inc., Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, American Gas Association, Spinnaker Exploration, Flint Ink Corporation, and Webster Financial Corporation. In addition, he is second vice chair for the Edison Electric Institute, and chairman of the Board of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

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