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MILWAUKEE (May 20, 2016) – U.S. Cellular(NYSE: USM) has named John Heimsch to Director of Sales for its Corporate-Owned Channel in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. In this role, he will oversee sales at the wireless carrier's 49 corporate-owned locations throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He will be based at U.S. Cellular's Customer Care Center in Waukesha.

A graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and a master's in industrial administration, Heimsch has been with U.S. Cellular for 20 years and most recently served as Senior Director, Customer Acquisition and Retention at the company's Chicago headquarters. He held previous leadership positions in customer marketing operations and pricing and promotions.

"John is a proven leader with extensive experience in marketing, pricing and meeting customer needs," said Tom Catani, U.S. Cellular's vice president of sales for the corporate channel. "Our focus at U.S. Cellular is to provide the best wireless experience for our customers through a high-quality network and the most knowledgeable associates in the industry. John is able to deliver on that for our customers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois."

Heimsch and his wife live in Pewaukee with their three children. He coaches his oldest son's baseball team and enjoys outdoor sports year round.

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For more information, contact:
Michael Peppers, Laughlin Constable
Office: 414.270.7234

Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular