SureWest Names CFO

SureWest names Philip Grybas as senior VP and CFO

September 23, 2004

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- SureWest Communications (Nasdaq:SURW) announced today the appointment of Philip A. Grybas as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 4, 2004. Mr. Grybas currently serves as Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of Warwick Valley Telephone Company of Warwick, New York.

"Phil Grybas has precisely the type of background and experience in digital TV, broadband and telephony that makes him a perfect fit for SureWest and our growing regional strength in those markets," said Brian Strom, President and Chief Executive Officer. "As a seasoned financial executive, Phil's experience and abilities will serve SureWest well in these rapidly changing times for our industry."

Grybas has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications. Before joining Warwick Telephone in 2001, he consulted with TEG, a performance management analyst firm, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that position, he served from 1998 to 2000 as a senior manager, finance expert and advisor at SBC Communications, managing one of its European investments, the Hungarian National Telephone Company (MATAV). In addition, Grybas has held various Directorship positions in Taxes, Accounting Operations, and Accounting Standards over a 16-year period with Ameritech Corp. A member of the Illinois Society of CPAs, Mr. Grybas holds a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, an M.B.A. from DePaul University, and an M.S. in International Relations from Creighton University.

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