Fares F. Salloum
Mr. Salloum, 64, of Plano, Texas, has been a Director of the Company since October 22, 2003. Mr. Salloum is a Corporate Director. Mr. Salloum retired from Verizon Communications in 2002, where he was President, International-the Americas. He was Senior Vice President, International Operations for GTE Corporation from 1997 to 2000. Prior to GTE, Mr. Salloum was with BC Telecom Inc. in various senior executive positions from 1973 to 1997. He has served as a Director for a number of corporations, including TELUS Corporation, Groupo Iusacell S.A., Telecommunications de Puerto Rico Inc., Compania Anonima Nacinal Telefonos de Venezuela, Codetel, CTI Holdings S.A. and Taiwan Cellular Communications. Mr. Salloum holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.