Northwest Communications Cooperative Sells Wireless License to Verizon Wireless in Transaction Negotiated by W.G. Nielsen & Co.

May 5, 2015

Denver, CO – May 5, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Northwest Communications Cooperative of Ray, ND in the sale of a wireless license to Verizon Wireless. The license is the C Block PCS license with 30 MHz of spectrum serving several communities around the Williston, ND area.

About Northwest Communications

Northwest Communications Cooperative is a cooperative telephone company serving the Ray, ND area. The company was originally incorporated in 1951 as the Northwest Mutual Aid Telephone Corporation and changed its name in 1986 to Northwest Communications Cooperative. The company offers telephone, internet, and video and other telecommunications services to its customers.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please visit For information on the above transaction, please contact Patrick O’Keefe, 303.320.3777.

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