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Winstar Wireless Hires Former Mci Executive Robert Mcguire As Senior Vice President Of Sales

Winstar Wireless Hires Former Mci Executive Robert Mcguire As Senior Vice President Of Sales

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 14, 1996–WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (NASDAQ-WCII) today announced the appointment of Robert McGuire as Senior Vice President of Sales for its wireless competitive access company, WinStar Wireless, Inc. Mr. McGuire will be responsible for national sales and field operations.

Mr. McGuire was most recently Vice President Eastern Region Sales for Merck-Medco Managed Care, Inc. Prior to that he was a sales executive at MCI Communications, where he was in charge of national accounts based in New York.

He will report to Nate Kantor, President and Chief Operating Officer, WinStar Communications, and will be based in WinStar Wireless’ headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

“Hiring Bob McGuire continues our practice of hiring the best people for the right jobs at WinStar. We are excited about Bob’s experience with managing large national accounts and developing sales programs in a competitive telecommunications environment,” commented Nate Kantor.

WinStar Communications, Inc. is a local telecommunications company. WinStar Wireless is a competitive access provider which provides its Wireless Fiber(SM) “last mile” telecommunications services to long distance carriers, competitive access providers, mobile communications companies, local telephone companies, and other customers with broadband local communications needs. WinStar has licenses in the 38 GHz band in 41 of the top 45 MSAs in the United States, including the top 31 MSAs, and encompassing more than 100 cities with populations over 100,000, with over 400 million channel pops. WinStar Telecommunications provides telecommunications services in competition with the incumbent local telephone companies. WinStar Gateway Network provides long distance telephone service. WinStar New Media creates and distributes information services and entertainment content as a complement to WinStar’s telecommunications activities. -0- Wireless Fiber is a service mark of WinStar Communications, Inc.

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Michelle Davis

Manager of Investor Relations

WinStar Communications, Inc.

(212) 687-7577 Ext. 153

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Technology Solutions, Inc.

(212) 696-2000 Ext. 266

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