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Cincinnati Bell Energy Celebrates First Anniversary

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Green Energy Offering Drastically Reduces Carbon Emissions</b></i> </p>

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cincinnati Bell Energy Celebrates First Anniversary14:52 EDT Monday, September 10, 2012 CINCINNATI (Business Wire) -- Cincinnati Bell Energy (CBE), the 100% green energy solution offered exclusively by Cincinnati Bell, is celebrating its first anniversary of providing affordable green energy service. Bundled alongside service packages including TV, Internet, phone, and wireless, Cincinnati Bell customers in Ohio have the unique opportunity to choose an energy supplier that not only makes a positive difference to their pocketbooks, but to the planet. During its first year, CBE reached more than 10,400 electric customers, and more than 2,900 natural gas customers. By choosing green, Cincinnati Bell Energy customers have avoided more than 96 million pounds of CO2 emissions. That is the equivalent of almost 5 million gallons of gasoline not used, and carbon sequestered from 1.1 million trees. Additionally, since the launch of Cincinnati Bell Energy in June 2011, CBE customers have enjoyed an average annual price savings of 20%, or $14.40 per month, on their energy supply cost as compared to the local utility's standard offer rate*. Cincinnati Bell Energy is offered under an agreement between Cincinnati Bell and one of the nation's leading energy groups, Regional Energy Holdings. “Unlike other energy service providers who charge a premium for green energy, Cincinnati Bell Energy offers 100% green electricity at rates historically lower than the local utility. We are proud of the environmental impact Cincinnati Bell Energy customers are making in our region” said Darrick Zucco, vice president and general manager of Consumer Wireline at Cincinnati Bell. For more information about Cincinnati Bell Energy, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/energy or call 513-566-9999. *Average savings calculated on annual usage of 9,900 kWh per customer. About Cincinnati Bell Energy Cincinnati Bell Energy is a local provider of affordable, green retail energy. The company provides 100 percent green energy to customers in southwestern Ohio, and is the first green energy option offered at a discount in the state. Cincinnati Bell Energy was created through a strategic marketing relationship between Regional Energy Holdings and Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (NYSE:CBB). Cincinnati Bell Energy uses the Cincinnati Bell Energy name under a license agreement with Cincinnati Bell, Inc. Through this landmark launch, Cincinnati Bell is the first telecom provider to offer energy in its bundled services packages along with TV, Internet, phone, and wireless. About Cincinnati Bell With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions—including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to its enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, London and Singapore. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as managed services and technology staffing. For more information visit www.cincinnatibell.com and www.cincinnatibell.com/energy. MediaColtrin & Associates, for Cincinnati Bell Energy and Regional Energy Holdings, Inc.Chelsea Kasen, 212.221.1616chelsea_kasen@coltrin.comorgyro, for Cincinnati BellLisa McLaughlin, 513.368.1860lisa.mclaughlin@gyro.com