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Sprint Nextel Receives Top Honor from U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


RESTON, Va. — 09/25/2006 - Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) was recently honored by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the largest and most influential advocate for Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States. The USHCC named Sprint Nextel its 2006 “Corporation of the Year,” the highest corporate award bestowed on any company by the USHCC. The recognition, known as the President’s Award, was presented to Sprint Nextel President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Forsee by USHCC President and CEO Michael L. Barrera on Saturday night at an awards dinner during the USHCC’s 27th Annual National Convention and Business Expo in Philadelphia.

“Sprint Nextel is an ongoing supporter of the USHCC, so I’ve seen first-hand what a valuable resource the USHCC can be,” Forsee said when accepting the award. “I am glad to know that they, in turn, see the value Sprint Nextel has brought to the table.”

Sprint Nextel received this year’s President’s Award based on its demonstrated commitment to this Hispanic community and its unique understanding of the factors that make this market unique. Examples of this include: Spanish-language advertising, collateral, Web site materials and customer service; services such as Sprint TV En Vivo and the first-to-market Hispanic launch of Sprint Power Vision; products such as International Direct Connect and International Long Distance; diverse sponsorships such as the current MANA U.S. Tour; a strong supplier-diversity program; community outreach; and ongoing partnerships with key organizations such as the USHCC.

Sprint Nextel has been widely recognized for its commitment to inclusion and diversity. In addition to USHCC award, Sprint Nextel also has received recent diversity-focused recognition from Black MBA Magazine,, DiversityInc, Hispanic Magazine, Hispanic Network Magazine, the Human Rights Campaign, the Kansas City Asian American Chamber of Commerce, the Minority Business and Professional Network, the Northern Virginia Urban League and PR News. A complete list of 2006 Sprint Nextel awards is available at

To learn more about Sprint Nextel’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, please visit

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Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit


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