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185 Berry Street, Suite 4800
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.659.3500 (Phone)
415.659.0007 (Fax)

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721 Rock Springs Court NE
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Atlanta, GA 30306

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Ornella Napolitano
185 Berry Street, Suite 4800
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Ernst & Young LLP
5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6530

About Fibertower Corporation (FTWR:NAS/GM).

Who We Are

FiberTower Corporation provides facilities-based backhaul services to wireless carriers in the United States. Backhaul is the transport of voice, video and data traffic from a wireless carrier's mobile base station, or cell site, to their mobile switching center, where the traffic is then switched onto a fixed telecommunications network. As of December 31, 2007, it deployed 2,813 sites, including 2,148 billing sites. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California.

FiberTower Corporation is a backhaul and access transport provider focused primarily on the wireless carrier market. With its extensive spectrum footprint in 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands, carrier-class microwave and fiber networks in 13 major markets, customer commitments from six of the leading cellular carriers, and partnerships with the largest tower operators in the U.S, FiberTower is considered to be the leading alternative carrier for wireless backhaul.

FiberTower was formed in 2000 to address the weakest link in rapidly evolving wireless networks - backhaul. Backhaul is defined as the all-important transport piece between a carrier's cell site (base station at the cell tower) and its switching facility.

Due to the rollout of mobile broadband access networks, bandwidth demand in the wireless network is rising exponentially, putting considerable strain on a decades-old copper infrastructure designed to backhaul voice traffic. Today, with the advent of wireless data, carriers seek scalable, flexible and cost-effective backhaul alternatives that will support their 3G and 4G broadband initiatives. Such alternatives, including microwave and fiber, are the new evolution in wireless backhaul.

Fibertower's Spectrum Map and Area Coverage
Spectrum leasing is a flexible option for carriers and service providers to fill in network gaps. FiberTower enables this through its 24/39 GHz fixed wireless spectrum portfolio, the most expansive of its kind in the US.

FiberTower has networks operating in 13 major markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, NJ/NY, Pittsburgh, San Antonio/Austin/Waco, Tampa and Washington DC.

FTWR Management

Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer
Kurt Van Wagenen serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for FiberTower. Prior to FiberTower, he served as President and CEO of NEON (formerly Globix Corporation) from January of 2007 until November of 2007 when NEON merged with RCN Corporation. Prior to being appointed CEO of NEON, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Globix Corporation after being promoted from his prior position as Chief Operating Officer of Globix Corporation's Network Services division. Van Wagenen also served as Vice President of Network and Operations for NEON Communications from 2001 until the merger of NEON and Globix in 2005. Before joining NEON in 2001, Van Wagenen was employed by Verizon Communications and its various predecessors in diverse positions of increasing responsibility, where he commenced his employment in 1986. Van Wagenen holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Ravi Potharlanka, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ravi Potharlanka serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FiberTower. He is responsible for day to day operations of FiberTower's markets. Prior to joining FiberTower, Potharlanka served as VP of International Market Development at Teligent, where he managed the operations of International joint ventures. Prior to that, he was Director of Market Development for Teligent's domestic operations. Potharlanka also worked as Director of Product and Technology Development at Nextel Corporation as well as Manager of Technology Development at Airtouch. He holds a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from REC, Trichy (India), an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Thomas Scott, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Scott serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FiberTower. He is responsible for finance, administration and strategic planning. Prior to FiberTower, Scott was the CFO of First Avenue Networks, which merged with FiberTower in August of 2006. Prior to that, Scott had several interim senior management roles as a consultant, including President and Chief Financial Officer at Teligent. Scott also worked for Winstar Communications' corporate development group and held investment-banking positions with Montgomery Securities (Banc of America Securities), Thomas Weisel Partners and Merrill Lynch. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Virginia.

David Leeds Michael Finlayson, Senior Vice President, Technology
Michael Finlayson serves as Senior Vice President of Technology at FiberTower, where he heads national engineering and technology initiatives. Prior to FiberTower, Finlayson served as Vice President of Technology for First Avenue Networks, a FiberTower predecessor company. Before First Avenue, Finlayson served as Senior Technical Consultant for Flarion Technologies where he was responsible for technical consulting worldwide, including the deployment and testing of 3G/4G mobile broadband networks for major cellular operators across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to that, Finlayson held technical management roles for Shasta Networks, culminating in his most recent role there as Midwest Engineering Manager, where he managed the testing and implementation of Shasta's broadband service platform for U.S. carriers. Prior to his tenure with Shasta Networks, Mr. Finlayson held engineering and management positions with Wellfleet Communications (now Bay Networks). Michael Finlayson began his career in networking at the University of Buffalo, where he also attended.

Joseph M. Sandri, Jr., Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs
Joseph Sandri serves as Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs for FiberTower. He is responsible for all regulatory and business aspects related to FiberTower's extensive spectrum assets. Prior to joining First Avenue, Sandri served as president of IDT Spectrum and senior vice president and regulatory counsel for Winstar/IDT Solutions. Prior to that, he interned in the FCC Mass Media Enforcement and Common Carrier Policy Bureaus. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland, a JD from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, and certification from the Institute for Communications Law Studies in Washington, D.C.

Ferdi Schell, Senior Vice President, Systems
Ferdi Schell serves as, Senior Vice President, Systems for FiberTower, bringing extensive engineering and operations experience in wireless and wireline telecommunications. His responsibilities include National Operations, Network Performance, Facilities Engineering, and IT. Prior to joining FiberTower, Schell worked with BC Tel Mobility as VP of Engineering and Operations (CTO) and Telus Communications as VP of Planning and Engineering (Chief Engineer). He has successfully engineered, built and operated large microwave and fiber backhaul systems in Canada. Schell holds a Master's of Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Diploma of Technology in Telecommunications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Dyaptive Systems in Vancouver Canada.

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Share Structure

Estimated Market Cap - 4,388,794 as of Dec 12, 2011

Outstanding Shares - 15,128,554 as of Dec 21, 2009

Number of Share Holders of Record - Not Available


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#1951  Sticky Note htt codesilver 03/16/17 03:13:39 PM
#2422   Sprint is in exclusive talks with Comcast/Charter. wirelessman77 06/28/17 08:46:50 AM
#2421   Your entire comment sums it up quite nicely. cellardwellar 06/28/17 08:42:58 AM
#2420   The amount of disinformation or lack of information wirelessman77 06/28/17 08:41:47 AM
#2419   AT&T: Here Comes The Boom Sandpaints 06/27/17 11:19:49 PM
#2418   Ericsson...Sweden....Sprint....Japan NPRM and 5G wirelessman77 06/26/17 07:31:14 AM
#2416   99% ( YOU convinced me not to quibble Sandpaints 06/26/17 12:08:26 AM
#2415   A very reasonable request. cellardwellar 06/25/17 04:38:42 PM
#2414   Don't know when to stop. Takes many wellitmaybeton 06/25/17 04:34:13 PM
#2413   I'd be happy with any one of the macerimmer 06/25/17 02:51:22 PM
#2412   99% wirelessman77 06/24/17 10:21:55 PM
#2411   I anticipate the Trump/Pai admin will move quicker wirelessman77 06/23/17 03:11:51 PM
#2410   Timing - typically the FCC states that they Sandpaints 06/23/17 03:06:57 PM
#2409   Min 150B MHz pops. rfarmer 06/23/17 01:05:08 PM
#2408   Factor in the disputed licenses. rfarmer 06/23/17 01:04:25 PM
#2407   According to AllNet insights Fiber Tower has 30B pops vuletini 06/23/17 12:51:06 PM
#2406   95% plus chance the deal goes through. wirelessman77 06/23/17 07:17:25 AM
#2405   New Ex Parte out there. Some schmoozing with rfarmer 06/22/17 07:11:03 PM
#2404   AT&T Talks 5G Spectrum: “We Have What We wirelessman77 06/22/17 02:39:26 PM
#2403   AT&T: 5G likely to scale commercially by late 2019 wirelessman77 06/22/17 11:19:02 AM
#2402   "Accomplished By Transfer of stock or other ownership interests." PhoneCzar 06/19/17 04:23:42 PM
#2401   Thank you Sandpaints and you tooo Vulitini! For Pregnatburitto 06/18/17 10:36:52 AM
#2400   What I am trying to say I will say. Sandpaints 06/17/17 11:54:25 PM
#2399   What he's trying to say is that Fiber vuletini 06/17/17 05:09:30 PM
#2398   Reasonable answer. Thanks. rfarmer 06/16/17 10:08:19 PM
#2397   My view on what a fair settlement would Sandpaints 06/16/17 09:40:06 PM
#2396   $35-50 :) PhoneCzar 06/16/17 04:19:26 PM
#2395   Sandpaints, what is your dollar number for the rfarmer 06/16/17 03:21:58 PM
#2394   So are we close to the end zone? SuperFlyJackson 06/16/17 06:43:48 AM
#2393   He is alright, been posting here for a SuperFlyJackson 06/16/17 06:40:13 AM
#2392   To continue: We recently read the 'Reminder' from Sandpaints 06/16/17 12:45:38 AM
#2391   The sharecropper works for the bondholders. cellardwellar 06/15/17 11:51:01 PM
#2390   Farmer don't be such a downer. You are SuperFlyJackson 06/15/17 12:13:36 PM
#2389   I agree with you phoneczar. cellardwellar 06/14/17 03:09:29 PM
#2388   AT&T or Verizon couldn't care less about Fibertower's rfarmer 06/14/17 03:02:25 PM
#2387   So the "market" indicated the value at ~1B PhoneCzar 06/14/17 02:41:33 PM
#2386   Also keep in mind this was an ATT rfarmer 06/14/17 02:22:10 PM
#2385   Yes but Strp agreed to $1.8B. Why agree rfarmer 06/14/17 02:16:31 PM
#2384   I don't believe the big carriers (Softbank, VZW, PhoneCzar 06/14/17 01:27:14 PM
#2383   So how does a bidding war for Straightpath rfarmer 06/14/17 12:28:04 PM
#2382   You don't think the bidding carriers for STRP PhoneCzar 06/14/17 11:44:16 AM
#2381   Unfortunately the deal was Feb 1st and not rfarmer 06/14/17 11:38:20 AM
#2380   Ridiculous? No. I believe FTWR is PhoneCzar 06/14/17 11:26:12 AM
#2379   Not saying we aren't due more but considering rfarmer 06/14/17 10:58:40 AM
#2378   Farmer, how did you come up with $3? vuletini 06/14/17 10:52:00 AM
#2377   Sandpaints, what do you think will ultimately happen rfarmer 06/14/17 10:44:09 AM
#2376   CCA Financials, Look at 2015/2016 Report: rfarmer 06/14/17 08:35:14 AM
#2375   Roughing the passer on the Defense by player rfarmer 06/14/17 08:24:19 AM
#2374   Agree with wireless. Nice find Sandpaints even though rfarmer 06/14/17 08:22:03 AM
#2373   CCA At it again. I don't think they rfarmer 06/14/17 08:20:34 AM
#2372   Thanks for finding this. How you and Codesilver wirelessman77 06/14/17 06:08:37 AM