Jan 19, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging services, today announced it has become a member of the American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC), the major national association dedicated to representing and advancing the interests of the paging industry.
In connection with its membership, the company also announced that David C. Duclos, senior vice president of information technology and engineering, has been named to the Board of Directors of AAPC.
"We are pleased to join forces with other organizations interested in promoting and enhancing the fundamental values and technological advantages of paging," said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of USA Mobility. "There are many important public issues today where paging needs to be represented, and doing so as part of a coordinated industry effort should greatly benefit all industry participants, from carriers and vendors to customers and the public at large."
Kelly added, "One important area of focus for AAPC, for example, is the role the paging industry might play in helping the Federal Communications Commission establish regulations for its proposed expansion to the Emergency Alert System. The successful performance and durability of paging networks during last summer's hurricanes in New Orleans, the Mississippi gulf coast and elsewhere were recognized by federal, state and local emergency response personnel in the aftermath of those disasters. Working in concert with fellow AAPC members, we believe our collective voice will help generate greater public recognition and visibility for the industry's first-response capabilities, as well as the numerous other merits of our business."
Bruce Deer, president of AAPC and president of SkyTel, said, "We enthusiastically welcome USA Mobility as the newest member of AAPC. The company's major industry presence will help solidify our ranks as we continue to effectively represent and advance the paging industry throughout the United States."
Duclos joined USA Mobility in 1989 and has more than 20 years experience in the paging and wireless communications business. He is responsible for all of the company's IT and engineering systems and development. Duclos holds undergraduate degrees in engineering, business management and computer and information sciences, as well as a Master's degree in Business Administration, from the University of Massachusetts.
About USA Mobility
USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government, healthcare and emergency response sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90% of the U.S. population. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to over two-thirds of the Fortune 1000 companies. For further information visit http://www.usamobility.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Statements contained herein or in prior press releases which are not historical fact, such as statements regarding USA Mobility's expectations for future operating and financial performance and the potentially positive impact of its membership in the American Association of Paging Carriers, are forward- looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause USA Mobility's actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, declining demand for paging products and services, the ability to continue to reduce operating expenses, future capital needs, competitive pricing pressures, competition from both traditional paging services and other wireless communications services, government regulation, reliance upon third- party providers for certain equipment and services, the timely and efficient integration of the operations and facilities of Metrocall and Arch as well as other risks described from time to time in periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although USA Mobility believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. USA Mobility disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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