Eugene Connell To Assume New Responsibilities at NYNEX; John Killian To Succeed Him at NYNEX CableComms

December 7, 1995

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Eugene Connell To Assume New Responsibilities at

NYNEX; John Killian To Succeed Him at NYNEX CableComms

NEW YORK - NYNEX Corporation (NYSE:NYN) announced today

that Eugene P. Connell, president and chief executive officer

of NYNEX CableComms Group (NASDAQ:NYNCY), its communications affiliate

in the United Kingdom, will become executive vice president for

the NYNEX Worldwide Communications and Media Group, and that John

F. Killian, NYNEX CableComms chief operating officer, will succeed

him at CableComms. The changes are effective Jan. 1, 1996.

In his new position, Connell will be responsible for accelerating

the delivery of NYNEX's media capabilities to customers around

the world and for developing other global marketing capabilities

with NYNEX's operating units and partners.

"In three and a half years at NYNEX CableComms, Gene Connell

built -- literally from the ground up -- one of the world's first

companies to successfully provide cable television and telecommunications

services over the same network," said Richard W. Blackburn,

president and group executive - NYNEX Worldwide Communications

and Media Group. "With his experience in both the United

States and the United Kingdom, he understands how customers' needs

vary across borders -- and how they remain the same. This kind

of knowledge makes him the right person to help NYNEX address

the global market needs of customers."

NYNEX CableComms has grown into one of the UK's leading communications

companies, with 16 franchises covering 2.7 million homes and 167,500

businesses. CableComms' advanced fiber optic-based broadband network

now passes more than 1.1 million of those homes, and the number

of its cable television customers has grown to 165,000 while the

number of telecommunications customers exceeds 200,000. CableComms

is quoted on NASDAQ and listed on the London Stock Exchange following

an initial public offering completed earlier this year.

Since joining CableComms in March 1995 as chief operating officer,

Killian has overseen all day-to-day operations, including network

development, sales and expansion of customer service capabilities.

"With John's focus on quality and operations excellence,

in the past nine months CableComms has doubled its revenues over

the same period last year while accelerating construction of a

robust, low-cost infrastructure and creating an exemplary customer

service organization," Blackburn said. "His experience

in numerous senior assignments at NYNEX has given him exceptionally

well-rounded knowledge of the operations and strategy of a communications

and media company, and he is ideally suited to take CableComms

through the next phase of its development."

Before joining NYNEX CableComms, Killian spent 15 years with

NYNEX in positions of increasing responsibility in accounting,

finance and budgets, market planning, external relations and operations,

including the vice presidency of Massachusetts for NYNEX Telecommunications.

A certified public accountant, he began his career at the firm

now known as KPMG Peat Marwick. He holds degrees from Providence

College and Bentley College.

NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.

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