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Cincinnati Bell Inc. Announces Extension of Consent Solicitation for Its 7 1/4% Senior Notes Due 2013


CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2005--Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) announced today that it has extended its pending solicitation of consents from holders of its 7 1/4% Senior Notes due 2013 (the "Notes") to amend the Indenture governing the Notes.

The new expiration date will be 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 (the "Expiration Date").

The Solicitation Agents in connection with the consent solicitation are Banc of America Securities LLC ("BAS") and Credit Suisse First Boston LLC ("CSFB"). Questions regarding the consent solicitation may be directed to BAS at 888-292-0070 (toll-free) or 704-388-4813 (collect) or to CSFB at 800-820-1653 (toll free) or 212-538-0652 (collect). Citigate Financial Intelligence is serving as Information Agent in connection with the consent solicitation. Requests for assistance in delivering consents or for additional copies of the Consent Solicitation Statement should be directed to the Information Agent at 877-746-3583 (toll-free) or 201-499-3500 (collect). The Bank of New York is serving as Tabulation Agent for the Consent Solicitation.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) is parent to one of the nation's most respected and best performing local exchange and wireless providers with a legacy of unparalleled customer service excellence. Cincinnati Bell provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services to residential and business customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Cincinnati Bell is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit

    CONTACT: Cincinnati Bell Inc.
             Michael Vanderwoude, 513.397.7685

    SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell Inc.