Claudio Hidalgo Joins Sprint as President, Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region

Hidalgo to lead local efforts aimed at improving the customer
experience, enhancing the LTE Plus network, and increasing sales

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Claudio Hidalgo joins Sprint (NYSE: S) as president of the Florida,
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region. Based in Miami, he will be
responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service,
marketing communications and general operations supporting the full
portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer in
Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Hidalgo will report to Jaime
, area president of the South.

Hidalgo’s appointment follows Sprint’s restructuring of the company into
four geographic areas – West, Central, Northeast and South – with
targeted resources devoted to 19 top regions, including Florida, Puerto
Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Under Hidalgo’s leadership the company
will develop market-specific offerings serving the unique local needs of
consumer and business customers in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin

“Our new regional structure helps us compete more effectively in the
South by better connecting with our customers where they live and work.
We have a long history of providing wireless services to diverse
communities, and Florida is an extremely important market for Sprint
where we see opportunity for growth. Claudio already has strong ties in
Miami and across Florida, and will bring innovative thinking as we
expand Sprint’s footprint in the region. ”

Jaime Jones, Area President, South

The South geographic area covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and Central Texas. It encompasses more than 1,311
company-owned or Sprint-branded retail stores.

“This is a pivotal moment for Sprint as we continue to take our
business and customer experience to new heights. I am honored to work
with such talented sales and operations teams to drive customer growth
across Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As Region
President, I am committed to further deepening our relationships within
the communities we serve, providing exceptional service and products.”

Claudio Hidalgo, President, Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin

Prior to joining Sprint, Hidalgo was Chief Operating Officer for Caribe
and Central America for Digicel Group. Before that he had been with NII
Holdings, Inc. in positions that included chief operating officer of
Nextel Brazil and Chief Executive Officer of Nextel Chile. Claudio was
responsible for leading the company’s operations, providing strategic
guidance and identifying and capturing growth opportunities.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served more than 58.4 million connections as of December
31, 2015 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and
deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G
service from a national carrier in the United States; leading
no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and
Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk
capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been
named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the
past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and


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