BEVERLY, Mass., Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATN International, Inc. (ATNI) announced today that the board of directors of the Company appointed James S. Eisenstein as a new independent director of the Company. Mr. Eisenstein joins the Company’s board of directors with over thirty years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including nine years as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Grupo TorreSur, a Latin American focused wireless tower company. Mr. Eisenstein was a co-founder and member of the senior executive teams of American Tower Corporation and Optasite, Inc. His past and present board service includes Eaton Towers, CTI Towers, Inc. and Nexamp, Inc., a Massachusetts based renewable energy company.
“We are delighted to welcome Jimmy to the ATN board,” said Michael T. Prior, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “His transactional expertise and deep experience building large scale communications infrastructure businesses will be invaluable as we look to drive growth and increased shareholder value from our broad array of investments, particularly our current focus on shared infrastructure offerings in multiple markets.”
ATN International, Inc. (ATNI), headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, invests in and operates communications, energy and technology businesses in the United States and internationally, including the Caribbean region and Asia-Pacific, with a particular focus on markets with a need for significant infrastructure investments and improvements. Our operating subsidiaries today primarily provide: (i) advanced wireless and wireline connectivity to residential and business customers, including a range of mobile wireless solutions, high speed internet services, video services and local exchange services, (ii) distributed solar electric power to corporate and government customers and (iii) wholesale communications infrastructure services such as terrestrial and submarine fiber optic transport, communications tower facilities, managed mobile networks, and in-building systems. For more information, please visit www.atni.com.
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ATN International, Inc.
Michael T. Prior
Chairman and CEO