Sprint Nextel to acquire wireless affiliate UbiquiTel for $1.3B in cash

April 20, 2006

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RESTON, Va. and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. -- Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S - News) and UbiquiTel Inc. (NASDAQ: UPCS - News) today announced an agreement for Sprint Nextel to acquire UbiquiTel for approximately $1.3 billion, including the assumption of about $300 million of net debt. This transaction value represents 9.4x projected 2006 Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization ("Adjusted OIBDA" *).

Under the terms of the agreement, Sprint Nextel will acquire all of UbiquiTel's outstanding common shares for $10.35 per share in an all-cash merger. The acquisition is subject to the approval of UbiquiTel shareholders and customary regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2006. As part of the agreement, Sprint Nextel and UbiquiTel will seek an immediate stay of litigation pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery with a final resolution to become effective upon closing of the acquisition.

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)

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