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[January 31, 2013]

Hawaiian Telcom Employees Donate $130,000 to United Way Organizations

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- Media Contacts: Ann Nishida FryScott Simon (808) 546-1888(808)546-5466 ann.nishida@hawaiiantel.comscott.simon@hawaiiantel.com For Immediate Release Hawaiian Telcom Employees Donate $130,000 to United Way Organizations All Funds Raised by Employees HONOLULU (Thursday, January 31, 2013) -- Hawaiian Telcom employees raised $130,000 to support United Way services throughout the state. Fundraising efforts began in September and concluded at the end of 2012.


Checks were recently presented to Aloha United Way, Hawaii Island United Way, Maui United Way and Kauai United Way.

"Hawaiian Telcom and its employees have been incredible supporters of Aloha United Way and our community for more than 10 years," said Kim Gennaula, President and Chief Professional Officer of Aloha United Way. "They are an excellent example of a company with a true compassion for the needs of its communities. We are grateful for their continued support and partnership. The money they've raised will go a long way toward providing help and hope to a lot of local families." In addition to individual pledges, Hawaiian Telcom employees on Oahu voluntarily organized and participated in team challenges that included accepting employee donations for IT support from a Technology "Genius Bar," and a Dunk Tank offering employees the chance to dunk numerous Hawaiian Telcom executives and managers in exchange for donations to United Way.

"I'm so proud of our employees for continuing our company's proud tradition of supporting the communities in which we live and work," said Hawaiian Telcom CEO Eric Yeaman. "Their efforts were nothing short of outstanding." Hawaiian Telcom has about 1,400 employees statewide.

About Hawaiian Telcom Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCOM), headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawaii's leading provider of integrated communications solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawaii beginning in 1883, the Company offers a full range of services including voice, video, Internet, data, wireless, and advanced communication and network services supported by the reach and reliability of its network and Hawaii's only 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom provides an Always OnSM customer experience. For more information, visit www.hawaiiantel.com.

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