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Knoxville News Sentinel NAMES U.S. CELLULAR A WINNER OF THE Greater Knoxville Area
2018 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Knoxville, Tenn. (June 24, 2018) — U.S. Cellular, a full-service wireless carrier that offers a wide range of communication services, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Knoxville News Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"Top Workplaces is more than just recognition," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement."

U.S. Cellular has served the East Tennessee market for more than 30 years. As the first wireless carrier in East Tennessee, U.S. Cellular completed Knoxville's very first wireless call. The company employs nearly 750 associates in East Tennessee, making it the region's largest telecommunications employer.

"We exist to make every customer interaction an exceptional experience. Our associates are empowered to achieve the goal of enhancing peoples' lives and helping businesses become more effective, by using our wireless products and solutions," said Tom Catani, vice president of sales for corporate-owned retail at U.S. Cellular. "At U.S. Cellular, we focus on creating a culture that rewards collaboration, open communication and professional pride, so this recognition is a direct testament to the spirit and dedication of our associates. We admire them and thank them — they make U.S. Cellular a Top Workplace."

"Becoming a Top Workplace isn't something organizations can buy," Claffey said. "It's an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It's a big deal."

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the third time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power's twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or Facebook.com/uscellular. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

About U.S. Cellular
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Miller, Moxley Carmichael
Public Relations Council
Cell: (865)599-4050
lmiller@moxleycarmichael.com

Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular
773-355-3275
Katie.frey@uscellular.com