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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
Suite #721
Atlanta, GA 30306

Company Contact

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

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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#1166   Yes, the profit is eroding 32% LOLLLLLL Dr PennyStock 02/28/12 03:29:10 PM
#1165   LOLLLLLLLLLL, bull trap, and, the stock is just Dr PennyStock 02/28/12 01:45:15 PM
#1164   do we get any update today? Deivid 02/28/12 11:51:00 AM
#1158   Once again you are OFF Topic for this dmlabuda 02/27/12 10:44:02 AM
#1157   Its called churn rate,its a known and unknown Recognizer 02/27/12 08:50:21 AM
#1156   Technical analysis is its highly subjective nature. Practitioners pennytradingnet 02/27/12 08:43:54 AM
#1154   All due respect, that is a pretty wide Hoofman 02/26/12 08:21:02 PM
#1153   Could take 1 month or 8 more months Recognizer 02/26/12 05:52:17 PM
#1151   LOL, 60 minutes chart, you don't learn, the Dr PennyStock 02/25/12 05:47:31 AM
#1150   Hourly Chart Analysis - In the short-term the dmlabuda 02/24/12 12:55:14 PM
#1149   Patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, Hoofman 02/23/12 01:47:22 AM
#1148   I partially agree with you, but i am Stock_God 02/18/12 03:48:39 AM
#1147   I am thinking this was a big MM's Hoofman 02/17/12 10:19:14 PM
#1146   Thanks for all the responses. My problem Hoofman 02/17/12 09:35:16 PM
#1145 SchragerTrader23 02/17/12 08:13:49 PM
#1144   Definition of 'Schedule 13G' SchragerTrader23 02/17/12 08:06:51 PM
#1143   I'm not sure but the chatter at yahoo Zilla 02/17/12 08:01:26 PM
#1142   Can someone translate this for me Hoofman 02/17/12 04:24:42 PM
#1141   Wow, someone just bought 1.3 million shares at Stock_God 02/17/12 04:18:22 PM
#1140   I wont be that worried. He wouldnt buy Deivid 02/17/12 04:13:34 PM
#1139   Damn, i even saw .12's hitting!! WTF? Stock_God 02/17/12 04:06:31 PM
#1138   I think we see BK news AH, imo. TheMaestroWay 02/17/12 04:05:13 PM
#1137   what the hell just happened? csmoening 02/17/12 04:04:11 PM
#1136   Got 8,000 @ .16 on that EOD DIP. Zilla 02/17/12 04:03:38 PM
#1135   I like your + .40 I need Hoofman 02/16/12 05:53:44 PM
#1134   Agreed! Let's see .40+ again! Stock_God 02/16/12 05:22:11 PM
#1133   Nice to see some life on this board. Hoofman 02/16/12 04:41:44 PM
#1132   Yes, especially with Lightsquard debacle...FTWR is a whole keekee 02/16/12 04:09:26 PM
#1131   Chart looks similar to the last breakout. Stock_God 02/16/12 04:07:03 PM
#1130   Started a position today as well. Been watching Stock_God 02/16/12 04:06:11 PM
#1129   Got 30000 of this today. Will add more keekee 02/16/12 03:41:11 PM
#1128   Yep it does. The odds say it will jsnides 02/14/12 06:56:37 PM
#1127   Sorry need to correct my post from a Hoofman 02/14/12 02:23:17 PM
#1126   Looks like they have loaded,maybe let er breath Recognizer 02/14/12 09:50:22 AM
#1125   it probably has to retest lows and make csmoening 02/13/12 07:11:44 PM
#1124   Come on baby! Samberg spent over $1.7 Hoofman 02/13/12 04:43:09 PM
#1123   My bad! I didn't look at the year. Hoofman 02/10/12 01:01:40 PM
#1122   2011? Year old news Zilla 02/10/12 01:00:03 PM
#1121   Samberg spends over $1.67 million dollars buying this Hoofman 02/10/12 10:55:12 AM
#1120   News from 2/8 Hoofman 02/10/12 10:51:47 AM
#1119   The markets are dynamic. It you want dmlabuda 02/10/12 01:26:37 AM
#1118   Your charts and opinion change like the weather Hoofman 02/09/12 03:27:06 PM
#1117   Gloom & Doom Perhaps?????? There is a very dmlabuda 02/09/12 02:53:58 PM
#1116   How about some F'ing! NEWS! FTWR!!!!! Hoofman 02/09/12 12:46:14 PM
#1115   While we wait for some news, check out jsnides 02/07/12 05:59:38 PM
#1114   Still here, just not much to say until Zilla 02/07/12 05:25:44 PM
#1113   I'm here...sort of...the good news on this stock rooster24 02/07/12 02:11:38 PM
#1112   Wow! The crickets are loud here. I am Hoofman 02/07/12 10:40:45 AM
#1111   Reference Samberg buying more shares on 2/1/12. Hoofman 02/05/12 03:02:52 PM
#1110   boy, at this rate he'll buy up every csmoening 02/04/12 09:43:30 PM