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Cincinnati Bell Names President of Communications Business



Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) named Theodore H. (Ted) Torbeck as the president and general manager of Cincinnati Bell Communications. In this new role, Mr. Torbeck will have responsibility for the planning, marketing, sales and operation of all of the communications lines of business at Cincinnati Bell including all consumer and business wireline and wireless products. He will report to Cincinnati Bell Chief Executive Officer Jack Cassidy.

Mr. Torbeck is currently the chief executive officer of Freedom Group, Inc., the world's leading designer and manufacturer of firearms and related products with globally recognized brands including Remington and Bushmaster. Prior to this role, he served as the vice president of operations for General Electric (GE) Industrial; president and CEO of GE's Rail Services business; and vice president of global supply chain for GE Aircraft Engines.

"Ted brings a wealth of practical experience operating in highly complex organizations, where production efficiencies and operating cost management have been instrumental in driving organizational success," said Jack Cassidy, CEO of Cincinnati Bell. "Given the ongoing need to continually reinvent our processes and service delivery, we decided that Ted was the right person to run our communications business."

Mr. Torbeck is a graduate of Moeller High School in Cincinnati and holds a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford and an M.B.A. from Xavier University. His anticipated start date is September 27, 2010.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment, and wireless services--that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, businesses nationwide ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center colocation and managed services. For more information, visit

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Cincinnati Bell Inc.
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