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U.S. Cellular secures a $225 million bank term loan

January, 22, 2015

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) announced today that it has secured a seven-year bank term loan with CoBank and other farm credit system lenders for up to $225 million.

U.S. Cellular expects to use the borrowings for general corporate purposes, including potential spectrum purchases and capital expenditures.

CoBank served as Lead Arranger, Administrative Agent, and Bookrunner.

About U.S. Cellular
United States Cellular Corporation provides a comprehensive range of wireless products and services, excellent customer support, and a high-quality network to 4.7 million customers in 23 states. The Chicago-based company had 6,500 full- and part-time associates as of Sept. 30, 2014. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. owned 84 percent of U.S. Cellular. For more information about U.S. Cellular, visit uscellular.com.

Visit uscellular.com for comprehensive financial information, including earnings releases, quarterly and annual filings, shareholder information and more.

Contacts
Jane W. McCahon, Vice President, Corporate Relations and Corporate Secretary
(312) 592-5379 
jane.mccahon@tdsinc.com

Julie D. Mathews, Manager, Investor Relations
(312) 592-5341
julie.mathews@tdsinc.com  

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