"Since joining Metro One as Vice President of Finance in April 2000, Duane has provided invaluable financial leadership," commented Timothy A. Timmins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro One. "He possesses extensive financial and operational expertise and a thorough knowledge of Metro One's business. At the same time, we greatly appreciate Dale's contributions and hard work and look forward to his continued counsel to ensure a smooth transition with his retirement at the end of the year."
Prior to joining Metro One, Mr. Fromhart served as Vice President, Controller and interim chief financial officer of Analogy, Inc., a publicly-traded software development company. He has also held various positions, including Manager, in the Audit and Business Advisory Services division of Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Fromhart is a certified public accountant with a Bachelor's degree from Pacific Lutheran University and attended post-graduate studies in business and accounting at Portland State University.
Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. is the leading developer and provider of Enhanced Directory Assistance and other enhanced telecom services. The Company operates a network of call centers located strategically throughout the U.S. Metro One handled approximately 434 million requests for information in 2003. In May 2003, the Company launched Infone, a premium personal assistant telephone service, for which consumers can sign up by visiting www.infone.com or by calling 888-411-1111. Infone(R) is a registered trademark of Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. For more information, visit the Metro One Telecommunications website at www.metro1.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties.