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June 24, 2015 17:45 ET

In Anticipation of Its Two Millionth Customer, Consumer Cellular Pledges $2 Million to the Knight Cancer Challenge

Mobile Carrier Honors Valued Customers With Pledge to Help Put an End to Cancer

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - Consumer Cellular, the mobile carrier with the highest overall customer satisfaction according to Nielsen Mobile Insights, announced today they have pledged $2 million to the Knight Cancer Challenge. This gift marks the challenge's largest corporate cash donation to date and will be delivered in honor of Consumer Cellular's two million customers. The company expects to hit the customer milestone within the next couple months.

"On behalf of our employees -- and the soon-to-be two million customers who trust us with their service -- we are excited to be joining the many donors making a commitment to end cancer as we know it," said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular. "We look forward to the day when we can point back and say we were part of doing just that."

"We are thrilled to count Consumer Cellular as the largest corporate cash contributor to our Knight Cancer Challenge," said Keith Todd, president of the OHSU Foundation. "So many companies and individuals around the country have participated in the challenge. Consumer Cellular's pledge on behalf of their customers is truly inspiring. We can't think of a better way to celebrate such an exciting milestone!"

About the OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge
Oregon Health & Science University has launched an unprecedented $1 billion campaign to fund research to find smarter, faster ways to detect cancer when the disease is most curable. Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, have pledged to donate $500 million to support this ambitious plan -- if OHSU can raise an additional $500 million in gifts and pledges in two years. For more information about the Challenge, visit www.ohsu.edu/knightcancerchallenge or e-mail supporttheknight@ohsu.edu.

About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is a top-rated wireless carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. The company has been an AARP provider since 2008 and offers AARP members special discounts on service. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 1,200 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data networks, which covers more than 300 million people -- or 97 percent of the US population. Consumer Cellular's wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target and Sears as well as direct to consumers at ConsumerCellular.com or 888-345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for six years in a row and has the highest overall customer satisfaction of all mobile carriers, based on Nielsen Mobile Insights survey data during Q1, 2015. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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