Deutsche Telekom (OTCQX: DTEGY), one of Europe's leading
telecommunications and information technology service companies and the
parent company of T-Mobile USA, today announced that John Legere, a
32-year veteran of the U.S. and global telecommunications and technology
industries, has been named Chief Executive Officer of its T-Mobile
business unit, effective September 22. He succeeds Jim Alling, who has
served as interim CEO since June and will return to his position as
T-Mobile's Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Legere, 54, is the former CEO of Global Crossing, where he
successfully transformed the company to become a leading provider of IP
services worldwide. Under his direction, the company completed the
world's first integrated global IP-based network, achieved near-perfect
network operations and significantly improved customer satisfaction.
"John is a talented and proven executive who brings a successful track
record of leading and operating consumer- and business-focused
telecommunications and technology companies," said René Obermann, CEO of
Deutsche Telekom. "As T-Mobile moves forward with its strategic
initiatives to improve its market position, including expanding its
network coverage and initiating LTE service, John has obviously the
right skillset to lead the business into the future. John's experience
in the telecommunication and technology industries at Global Crossing
and Dell will enhance T-Mobile's ability to deliver superior mobile
experiences for our customers as the Company continues to strengthen its
business. I am delighted to welcome John to T-Mobile and look forward to
working with him to make T-Mobile a stronger competitor."
"I am thrilled to join T-Mobile and lead the Company at such a pivotal
time," said Mr. Legere. "T-Mobile is taking a number of significant
steps to revitalize the business and I look forward to leading our team
and partners to accelerate these efforts to become a force in our
Prior to joining Global Crossing, Mr. Legere was CEO of Asia Global
Crossing, a Microsoft, Softbank and Global Crossing joint venture.
Before that, Mr. Legere served as Senior Vice President of Dell Computer
Corporation, where he was President of the Company's operations in
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, as well as in the Asia-Pacific region.
From 1983 to 1998, Mr. Legere worked at AT&T, where he served in a
number of senior positions, including President of AT&T Asia, President
of AT&T Solutions Outsourcing and head of global corporate strategy and
business development. He began his career at New England Telephone in
A Massachusetts native, Mr. Legere received a bachelor's degree in
business administration from the University of Massachusetts. He earned
a master's degree in science as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, he received his
Master of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson
University (FDU) and completed Harvard Business School's Management
Development Program in 1989.
Mr. Legere is a competitive runner and marathoner and uses his running
as a means to support various charitable causes. He has raised more than
$1.2 million in eight recent Boston Marathon runs for cancer research at
the Dana Farber Cancer Institute where he is also a Board Trustee. Mr.
Legere is on the Board of the New York Road Runners and NYC Marathon,
Achilles International and Shoe4Africa.
"On behalf of Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile, I want to thank Jim for his
effective leadership during his term as interim CEO. Jim is an
instrumental member of our team and will continue to play a key role in
guiding our strategic direction. We are pleased that T-Mobile will
continue to benefit from his leadership and experience as he resumes his
position as COO," continued Mr. Obermann.
About T-Mobile USA:
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless
operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the
second quarter of 2012, approximately 130 million mobile customers were
served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom
group -- 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA -- all via a common technology
platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42.
T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower
people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent
research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in
numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call
quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.
T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For
further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit http://www.telekom.de/investor-relations.
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