Woessner brings a global telecommunications perspective
CHICAGO, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Telephone and Data Systems, Inc (NYSE:TDS) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dirk S. Woessner up for election to sit on the TDS Board of Directors. He will stand for election at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 19, 2022.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dirk to the TDS Board of Directors. TDS has an extensive process whereby we assess the skills and background needed to help guide TDS’s strategy going forward, as well only to bring talented and qualified individuals to the TDS Board of Directors to strengthen our oversight responsibilities,” said Walter CD Carlson, chairman of the board of directors of TDS. “We are confident that Dirk’s broad and deep experience in the telecommunications industry, as well as his entrepreneurial background, will serve TDS well in the years to come.”
Mr. Woessner has been CEO of CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. KGaA since January 2021. Mr. Woessner has extensive leadership experience in the telecommunications industry, having held executive positions at Deutsche Telekom AG and Rogers Communications. He brings considerable experience in the sales, marketing and service of fixed and mobile network products for individuals and businesses. Mr. Woessner holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the Technische University of Munich, Germanyand a doctorate in chemistry from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wired broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses, UScellular, TDS Telecom, BendBroadband and OneNeck IT Solutions. Founded in 1969 and based in ChicagoTDS employed 8,800 people in December 31, 2021.
TDS and its directors, officers and certain of its employees may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from TDS shareholders in connection with the TDS 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. Information regarding the directors and officers of TDS, together with their respective interests in TDS by securities held or otherwise, are included in TDS’ proxy statement relating to its 2021 annual meeting which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 72021. The 2022 proxy statement, other solicitation materials and other reports that TDS files with the SEC, when available, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov as well as on the TDS website at www.tdsinc.com. TDS SHAREHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO CAREFULLY READ THE PROXY CIRCULAR AND ANY OTHER SOLICITATION MATERIALS FILED BY TDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2022 TDS ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS WHEN AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF USCC DIRECTORS AND OTHER MATTERS TO CONSIDER AT THE ANNUAL MEETING.
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SOURCE Telephone and Data Systems