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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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Company Contact

Ornella Napolitano
185 Berry Street, Suite 4800
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Accounting Firm Handling FTWR

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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#1693  Sticky Note codesilver 02/14/17 12:44:20 PM
#1886   11 U.S. Code § 1101 wirelessman77 02/27/17 01:21:51 PM
#1885   Nicely done Wireless77, all shareholders would agree their condoe3 02/27/17 01:06:15 PM
#1884   After the Confirmation Date and prior to substantial wirelessman77 02/27/17 11:43:01 AM
#1883   No question about it... Plus Art likely has condoe3 02/26/17 12:52:03 PM
#1882   At 8M shares and a 16% stake in wirelessman77 02/26/17 12:38:08 PM
#1881   Wireless, Samberg's last purchase was on 2/2/2012 before condoe3 02/26/17 11:43:55 AM
#1880   Ownership of Common, Form 13, % of ownership: wirelessman77 02/26/17 11:33:10 AM
#1879   Wireless Players Tout 5G as They Await Next condoe3 02/26/17 11:11:09 AM
#1878   I think the key player for common shareholders condoe3 02/26/17 11:01:40 AM
#1877   Condoe- is there a way to get information vuletini 02/26/17 09:50:20 AM
#1876   5G phones are coming earlier than you thought condoe3 02/26/17 09:44:33 AM
#1875   One might also conclude that AT&T's attempt to condoe3 02/26/17 09:03:56 AM
#1874   Well right now since the reorganized Fibertower have condoe3 02/26/17 08:46:52 AM
#1873   There appear to be obvious flaws in how wirelessman77 02/26/17 07:43:55 AM
#1872   How can you have a valuation analysis done rfarmer 02/26/17 07:01:15 AM
#1871   Valuation - The Cornerstone of the Bankruptcy Process rfarmer 02/26/17 06:46:14 AM
#1870   The BK Plan is seriously flawed: rfarmer 02/26/17 06:39:35 AM
#1869   Good luck to all of you ! yesmistermorningstar 02/26/17 02:00:01 AM
#1868   I understand your trepidation but please remember...anybody who horndawg77 02/25/17 11:34:17 PM
#1867   In my opinion. For whatever reason, "Someone" wellitmaybeton 02/25/17 09:45:17 PM
#1866   I would be very careful, disclosing too much wellitmaybeton 02/25/17 09:24:46 PM
#1865   I had 50K that were extinguished by my broker. CJ12 02/25/17 08:59:44 PM
#1864   Thank you Atedmac! horndawg77 02/25/17 08:52:12 PM
#1863   195,000 for me atedmac 02/25/17 08:37:49 PM
#1862   From Vuletini... horndawg77 02/25/17 08:14:30 PM
#1861   48M outstanding. Nearly 100M traded between BK filing rfarmer 02/25/17 07:27:54 PM
#1860   So does Arthur J. Samberg let 8 million condoe3 02/25/17 07:06:11 PM
#1859   Very nice atedmac 02/25/17 06:45:58 PM
#1858   Committee’s lead counsel was David Posner condoe3 02/25/17 06:16:58 PM
#1857   I fully agree, we are much stronger as cellardwellar 02/25/17 06:10:48 PM
#1856   Who makes up the unsecured creditors team? CJ12 02/25/17 05:52:29 PM
#1855   Fully agree here. Pregnatburitto 02/25/17 04:49:42 PM
#1854   Fibertower is a very unique situation.... Until the condoe3 02/25/17 03:47:02 PM
#1853   The 691 Licenses were not even a factor wirelessman77 02/25/17 03:15:01 PM
#1852   I am having a hard time getting my wirelessman77 02/25/17 03:11:46 PM
#1851   Terrestar Was a very complex bankruptcy case, condoe3 02/25/17 10:37:43 AM
#1850   The trading volume of Fibertower does not support condoe3 02/25/17 10:04:09 AM
#1849   I am of the opinion you have some rfarmer 02/25/17 09:45:42 AM
#1848   condoe3 02/25/17 09:29:46 AM
#1847   Setting the flawed bankruptcy plan a side, the condoe3 02/24/17 06:39:19 PM
#1846   The Fibertower licenses are likely worth anywhere between condoe3 02/24/17 04:58:30 PM
#1845   I know, however, since Fibertower is far less condoe3 02/24/17 12:13:26 PM
#1844   That's not what I meant by my question. wellitmaybeton 02/24/17 12:05:13 PM
#1843 condoe3 02/24/17 11:45:46 AM
#1842   Curious to as how you come up with wellitmaybeton 02/24/17 11:42:07 AM
#1841   If you read the Unsecure Creditor Objection to condoe3 02/24/17 11:31:34 AM
#1840   If the limbo licenses are under the subject wellitmaybeton 02/24/17 11:22:19 AM
#1839   Thanks Condoe3. wirelessman77 02/24/17 07:09:33 AM
#1838   The company is the terminated 692 licenses, so condoe3 02/24/17 05:59:26 AM
#1837   One of the Debtors’ most significant assets is codesilver 02/24/17 01:59:01 AM