SOURCE: Centennial Communications

June 27, 2005 08:30 ET

Michael Small of Centennial Communications Wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2005 New Jersey Award

WALL, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Centennial Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: CYCL) today announced that Michael J. Small, Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Communications, was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2005 New Jersey Awards in the Technology and Communications Services category by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. Award recipients for the New Jersey program were selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of local business, academic and community leaders and announced at the Award Banquet on June 23, 2005 in Teaneck, NJ.

"For nearly two decades, Ernst & Young has been recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. for their strong leadership and professional accomplishments," said Keith L. Brownlie, Partner and Co-Director for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in New Jersey. "We are pleased to honor Michael as one of New Jersey's outstanding entrepreneurs."

Mr. Small is eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 national program. Winners in several national categories, as well as the overall National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, in November 2005.

"It is an honor to share this award with the entire Centennial team, as it illustrates the teamwork required to support our vision of being the premier regional provider of telecommunications services in the markets we serve," said Small. "I am proud of our accomplishments and remain encouraged by our opportunities for future success."

ABOUT CENTENNIAL

Centennial Communications (NASDAQ: CYCL), based in Wall, NJ, is a leading provider of regional wireless and integrated communications services in the United States and the Caribbean with over 1.1 million wireless subscribers. The U.S. business owns and operates wireless networks in the Midwest and Southeast covering parts of six states. Centennial's Caribbean business owns and operates wireless networks in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provides facilities-based integrated voice, data, video and Internet solutions. Welsh, Carson Anderson & Stowe and an affiliate of the Blackstone Group are controlling shareholders of Centennial. For more information regarding Centennial, please visit our websites http://www.centennialwireless.com/, http://www.centennialpr.com/ and http://www.centennialrd.com/.

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