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EarthLink and Windstream to Merge in $1.1 Billion Transaction

Paul, Weiss is representing EarthLink Holdings Corp. in its agreement to merge with Windstream Holdings, Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, including debt. EarthLink is a leading network services provider, and Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Upon closing, Windstream shareholders will own approximately 51 percent and EarthLink shareholders will own approximately 49 percent of the combined company, which will retain the Windstream name.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Jeffrey Marell, Ross FieldstonEric Goodison and John Kennedy; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines; tax partners David Sicular and Scott Sontag; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; litigation partners Aidan Synnott and Stephen Lamb; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; environmental counsel William O'Brien; and real estate partner Peter Fisch.

November 7, 2016

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