LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregory W. Penske has been
elected to the ALLTEL (NYSE: AT) board of directors effective immediately.
Penske is president of Penske Automotive Group Inc. of El Monte, Calif.,
which sells more than 39,000 vehicles annually. Penske Automotive is a
subsidiary of Penske Corp., which includes Longo Toyota, the world's largest
"It is an honor for ALLTEL to add Greg Penske to our board of directors,"
said Joe T. Ford, chairman and chief executive officer of ALLTEL. "Greg is an
outstanding leader in his industry, and he will lend a valuable voice to the
Penske also is a director and senior vice president of International
Speedway Corp. of Daytona Beach, Fla., and serves as a board member for a
number of civic and industry associations.
He is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in Los Angeles with his
wife and two children.
ALLTEL, with more than 9 million communications customers, $6.5 billion in
annual revenues and 26,000 employees, is a leader in the communications and
information services industries. ALLTEL has communications customers in 23
states and provides information services to telecommunications, financial and
mortgage clients in 55 countries and territories.
CONTACT: George Smith, Vice President - Media Services of ALLTEL,
501-905-8117, or firstname.lastname@example.org/