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NEW YORK, Dec. 15 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news – King & Spaldi…

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news – King & Spalding LLP, a leading international law firm, served as counsel to Sprint in its merger with Nextel
Communications, announced today. The deal is valued at approximately
$35 billion.

A news release announcing the deal can be found here:
www3.sprint.com/PR/CDA/PR_CDA_Press_Releases_Detail/0,3681,1112280,00.html .

The partners leading the King & Spalding team that represented Sprint are:
– Michael J. Egan, Partner (Atlanta)
– E. William Bates, Partner (New York)
– Stephen M. Wiseman, Partner (New York)
– Donald S. Kohla, Partner (Atlanta)

Other members of the King & Spalding team include:
– Paul G. Prince, Counsel (New York)
– Andrew M. Tebbe, Counsel (Atlanta)
– Allison A. Ames, Associate (New York)
– Christin C. Camp, Associate (Atlanta)
– David V. Christopherson, Associate (Atlanta)
– Lauren Clair Fitzgerald, Associate (New York)
– Bridget C. Foley, Associate (New York)
– Michael B. Mantegna, Associate (New York)
– Jan Marsh, Consultant (Atlanta)
– James O. Moore, Associate (New York)
– Laura M. Nolen, Associate (Atlanta)
– Natalie E. Posteau, Associate (New York)

About King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm with more than 800
lawyers in Atlanta, Houston, London, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm
represents more than half of the Fortune 100, and in a Corporate Counsel
survey in October 2004 was ranked one of the top ten firms representing
Fortune 250 companies overall. For additional information,
visit http://www.kslaw.com .

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