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ENVENTIS CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits

August 6, 2014

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 30, 2014, Enventis Corporation (the "Company" or "Enventis") and Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. ("Consolidated") entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger ("Merger Agreement").

On August 5, 2014, the Company entered into a Second Agreement Regarding Amendment (the "Second Amendment") to Loan Documents which amended the Company's outstanding Credit Agreement (the "Credit Agreement"), dated as of August 11, 2011, as amended by that certain Agreement Regarding Amendments to Loan Documents, dated as of October 30, 2013, by and among the Loan Parties, the Lenders and the Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in the Credit Agreement.

Among other things, the Second Amendment (i) increases the basket for cash restructuring charges set forth clause (a)(i)(5)(IV) of the definition of EBITDA to $2,500,000 and (ii) the Lenders consent to the Merger Agreement on the terms and conditions set forth in the Second Amendment.

This summary is qualified in its entirety by references to the terms of the Second Amendment attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Important Merger Information and Additional Information

This document does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

In connection with the proposed transaction, Enventis and Consolidated will file relevant materials with the SEC. Consolidated will file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). ENVENTIS SHAREHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, INCLUDING THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS THAT WILL BE PART OF THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION. The final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to Enventis shareholders. The registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by Enventis with the SEC are, or when filed will be, available free of charge at the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Copies of the registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other filings made by Enventis with the SEC can also be obtained, free of charge, by directing a request to Enventis Corporation, 221 East Hickory Street, P.O. Box 3248, Mankato, MN, Attn: Investor Relations. The registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and such other documents are also available for free in the investor relations portion of our web site at www.enventis.com, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC.

Participants in the Solicitation

Enventis and Consolidated, and certain of their respective directors and officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from its shareholders in connection with the proposed merger transaction. Information regarding directors and executive officers of Enventis in the solicitation is set forth in the Enventis proxy statements and Annual Reports on Form 10-K, previously filed with the SEC. Information regarding directors and executive officers of Consolidated in the solicitation is set forth in the Consolidated proxy statements and Annual Reports on Form 10-K, previously filed with the SEC. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. Investors should read the proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements about the expected timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger, and all other statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, these forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," or the negative of those words or other comparable words. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include: any conditions imposed on the parties in connection with consummation of the transaction described herein; approval of the mergers by our shareholders; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement on the proposed terms and schedule; the failure of our shareholders to approve the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; our ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers following the announcement of the Merger Agreement; the ability of third parties to fulfill their obligations relating to the proposed transactions, including providing financing under current financial market conditions; the ability of the parties to satisfy the conditions to closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; and the risk that the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement may not be completed in the time frame expected by the parties or at all; and the risks that are described from time to time in our reports filed with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description 10.1 SECOND AGREEMENT REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO LOAN DOCUMENTS, dated as of August 5, 2014 by and among ENVENTIS CORPORATION, the Lenders who are or may become party to this Agreement, and COBANK, ACB, as Administrative Agent for the Lenders.



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