Alaska Communications agrees to appoint new independent directors

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), the provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska, has announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement with TAR Holdings LLC and its affiliates, which, in the aggregate, beneficially own approximately 4.97% of Alaska Communications´ outstanding common shares, the company said.

Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, the Alaska Communications board of directors has appointed two new independent directors, Wayne Barr, Jr. and Robert M. Pons, to the Alaska Communications Board, effective immediately, and will support their re-election at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders as part of an eight-person slate of nominees recommended by the Alaska Communications Board.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal counsel to Alaska Communications. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP served as legal counsel to TAR Holdings.

Alaska Communications is the provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous US For more information, visit www.alaskacommunications.com or www.alsk.com.