Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR): Corporate And Guidance Updates

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Dallas, Texas 12/11/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR)’s stock witnessed significant volume of 13.02 million shares compared to average volume of 8.57 million shares. The stock closed at $6.45, more than 40% up from its price a year ago. Frontier’s market capitalization is approximately $6.58 billion.

The company recently updated its fiscal 2014 guidance to better reflect the completion of its Connecticut market acquisition in the current quarter. However, the acquisition and integration costs are not included in this guidance. The company now expects capital expenditures to be in the range of $575 to $600 million and free cash flow to be in the range of $755 to $780 million. Cash taxes are estimated to be between $75 million and $90 million.

Executive’s Appointment

Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR) recently announced the appointment of Shawn D. Silver as Hartford County’s Area General Manager. Mr. Silver brings more than two decades of managerial, sales and customer service experience in the communications arena.

He joined Frontier from Farmington-based United Technologies Corporation, where he was Director of Sales and responsible for executing strategies to improve business relations. He helped United Technologies in achieving record sales through his leadership and emphasize on ‘customers first’ attitude.

His appointment follows Frontier’s recent acquisition of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)’s wireline business and other operations in Connecticut. Silver would be responsible for the company’s business development strategies and customer relationships.

Influential People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline

Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR), was recently named among the Top 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline. The fame was, in part, attributed to Wilderotter’s critical decision to acquire AT&T’s wireline assets in a significant $2 billion deal.

Sean Buckley, editor at FierceTelecom, said Mrs. Wilderotter is known for taking bets to scale her company and that is one of the reasons why she made the cut to this list.

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