Windstream Makes Appointments to New Board of Directors Upon Emerging from Restructuring

Windstream Holdings, Inc., a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, has announced nine appointments to its new Board of Directors (“Board”) that will govern the Company upon emergence from restructuring as a privately held company, the company said.

Tony Thomas also will continue Windstream as President and Chief Executive Officer and will serve as a member of the Board. The Company expects to emerge from restructuring later this summer.

David Brown is a Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management.

Randy Dunbar most recently served as President of Zayo´s Global Transport Segment.

Bruce Kenny is an Operating Executive at Evergreen Coast Capital where he assists portfolio companies in product, technology, cloud operations, IT systems and services.

William LaPerch was President and Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet, a publicly traded provider of high bandwidth fiber-optic connectivity solutions, where he managed the company through its Chapter 11 reorganization.

W. Robert Mudge most recently served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Verizon.

Paul H. Sunu was the former Chief Executive Officer of FairPoint Communications until its merger with Consolidated Communications in 2017.

Tony Thomas has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Windstream since his appointment in December 2014.

Anand Vadapalli currently serves as Operating Partner at SDC Capital Partners LLC, and Director at Premera Blue Cross where he also chairs the Audit Committee.

Michael Watchorn is a Principal of Seapoint Capital Management, LLC, a privately held family office investment and consulting firm.

Johannes Weber is a Portfolio Manager in the New York office of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York-based investment fund with approximately USD 40 billion in assets under management.

The Company will name one additional member to the board at a later date.

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the US. Additional information is available at or