HickoryTech to Change its Name to Enventis

Company aligns all its services under a unified brand

MANKATO, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HickoryTech (NAS: HTCO) today announced it has changed its brand to Enventis across the company's service area. The company will also seek shareholder approval to change its corporate name to Enventis at its shareholder meeting in May 2014.


"We are very excited to announce Enventis as our unified brand representing the wide range of business and residential services and products we offer throughout our service area," said John Finke, president and chief executive officer of HickoryTech. "We will continue to be the local communications solution partner you can trust. Moving to a unified name enables us to leverage our strengths, expertise, solutions and investments to best serve all our customers and be recognized as a leading, regional communications provider."

HickoryTech currently operates under the Enventis brand in the Twin Cities, northern Minnesota, Rochester, Minn., Fargo, North Dakota and Des Moines, Iowa areas where the company has offices and local employees. This announcement extends the Enventis brand to the company's operations in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa where the company provides residential and business communication solutions in 34 communities. Going forward, Enventis will be the company's cohesive brand throughout its operations.

"The decision to move to one brand is driven by our customers and our commitment to provide them the best service experience possible," added Finke. "We have transformed from a local telephone company into a regional communications provider. The timing is right. The scope and scale of our capabilities has expanded, and so has the range of customers that will benefit from a partnership with Enventis."

For more information about Enventis, visit www.enventis.com/onename.

About Enventis
Enventis is a leading communications provider connecting business and residential customers across the upper Midwest with advanced, integrated communication solutions. Enventis provides business data, voice, IP, managed and hosted services and equipment solutions. The company offers residential broadband Internet, Digital TV and voice services to select communities. Enventis is a subsidiary of HickoryTech Corporation. With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., the company has 500 employees and serves customers across its regional fiber network spanning more than 4,100 route miles across Minnesota and into Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. NASDAQ: HTCO. For more information, visit www.enventis.com

Forward-looking statement
Certain statements included in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry in which the company operates and management's beliefs and assumptions. The forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and probabilities. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. HickoryTech/Enventis undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements, except as required by law.



Enventis
Jennifer Spaude, 507-386-3765
jennifer.spaude@enventis.com

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