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NORTH STATE ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

High Point, NC—August 10, 2017—North State, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, announced today that the board of directors of North State declared a cash dividend of $1.30 per share on the company’s common stock.  The dividend is payable on September 5, 2017 to stockholders of record on August 21, 2017.

About North State
North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit northstate.net

Contacts:
North State                                                             LHA
Andrew Stevenson                                                 Harriet Fried, SVP
336-886-3801                                                         212-838-3777
investor.relations@nscom.com                              hfried@lhai.com

MANDATORY 10-DIGIT LOCAL DIALING IS HERE

High Point, NC – March 21, 2016

For Callers in the North Carolina 336 Area Code

Starting April 23, 2016, all local calls made within the North Carolina 336 area code must be placed using the 10 digit telephone number (area code plus the 7-digit local telephone number), whether using home telephone service or cellular service.

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the North Carolina Utilities Commission ordered a 743 Area Code Overlay for the area currently assigned the 336 area code.   This means that two area codes, 743 and 336, will now be used in the geographic area that was covered by 336 alone. Generally, the affected area covers the Piedmont, including the cities of Greensboro, Winston‑Salem, High Point, Kernersville, Burlington, North Wilkesboro, Roxboro and Asheboro.

New MANDATORY Dialing Pattern

Starting April 23, 2016, all local calls must be placed using 10‑digit telephone numbers (336 or 743 plus the 7-digit local telephone number). Beginning May 23, 2016, customers in the 336 area code region requesting new service, adding an additional line, or in some cases moving their service, may be assigned a new number in the new 743 area code.  EXISTING TELEPHONE NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH 336 WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Facts About the New Area Code

The most important facts that consumers and businesses need to know about the upcoming 743 area code overlay are:

  • Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change, but may if you move your service or add an additional line.
  • You will need to dial 10 digits (area code + 7-digit local telephone number) for all local calls.
  • For billing purposes, what is now a local call will remain a local call, even though 10 digits instead of 7 digits must be dialed.
  • You will continue to dial 1+ area code + 7-digit local telephone number for all long distance calls.
  • The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
  • You can still dial just three digits to reach 911.
  • If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your community, you will still dial these codes with just three digits.
Planning for the New Area Code

Customers should identify their telephone number as a ten digit number (area code + 7-digit local telephone number), and include the area code when giving the number to their friends, family, business associates and business customers, etc.

Customers will need to ensure that all services, automatic dialing equipment, applications, software, or other types of equipment recognize the new 743 area code as a valid area code.  Some examples are life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Be sure to check your business stationery, website, advertising materials, personal checks, and your personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included in your telephone number.  Remember that all local calls must be programmed using 10-digits and you still need to add “1” for all long distance calls.

For more information, please visit the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s website at www.ncuc.net. If customers have any questions regarding information provided in this release, please call your service provider at the customer service number on your bill.

NORTH STATE ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

High Point, NC—November 5, 2015—North State, a leading fiber optic network, data center, cloud services and IT solutions provider announced today changes to its Board of Directors.

David Harman has retired as a member of North State’s Board of Directors after nearly 17 years of service to the company. Mr. Harman, a great grandson of North State founder Jesse Hayden, joined the board in 1998.

The board has elected Winston-Salem, NC-based commercial real estate broker and businessman Jesse Jarrell to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Harman’s retirement. Mr. Jarrell has owned and managed several successful businesses including Brown Bear Properties and Cape Fear River Wood, and served as a financial analyst at Hanesbrands Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wake Forest University. Mr. Jarrell is also a great grandson of North State founder Jesse Hayden.

“David has served the shareholders of North State well during his long tenure on our board,” said Pat Harman, Chairman of the Board of Directors “He played a critical part of the transformation of the company from a regional telephone provider to a broad based technology company and he will surely be missed. As North State continues to evolve we welcome Jesse Jarrell to our board.”

To learn more about North State visit northstate.net.

About North State

Driven by a spirit that embraces caring for people and communities, North State is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. North State’s fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications allow residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Data Chambers and Stalwart, North State provides best in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.

North State stays committed to the United Way of Greater High Point with another record setting year

North State sets the stage as one of the top 15 United Way corporate donors

High Point, NC—November 5, 2015North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, recently pledged $107,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point (“UWGHP”). North State has been a long-time supporter of the UWGHP with lifetime pledges of more than $1.2 million.

“This year’s campaign was one of our best in recent memory,” said Royster Tucker III, Chief Executive Officer at North State. “Our employees and the company came together to raise $107,000, setting a new standard for us. United Way is a great organization, inspiring and building the local community in ways that North State is proud to support.”

“North State had another great campaign, especially on the heels of a record-setting last year,” said Bobby Smith, President of the United Way of Greater High Point. “This isn’t a small accomplishment by any means. They also held a large food drive as part of our CANpaign Kickoff which benefited 13 local food pantries. North State is one of High Point’s outstanding corporate citizens.”

This year’s campaign featured a baseball theme with each department or “team” participating in competitive challenges raising $57,000 in pledges in just eight days. North State matched this year’s donation with an additional $50,000.

To learn more about North State, visit northstate.net.

About North State
Driven by a spirit that embraces caring for people and communities, North State is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. North State’s fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications allow residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Data Chambers and Stalwart, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.

NORTH STATE ANNOUNCES NEW FIBER INTERNET LOCATIONS IN GREENSBORO

Two downtown buildings are “lit up” with Gigabit speeds

High Point, NC—October 7, 2015—North State announced today the availability of Fiber Internet in two multi-tenant buildings in downtown Greensboro. This is a step forward in North State’s plan to expand its fiber optic network throughout Greensboro and the Triad as it adds to the growing number of locations activated with Gigabit-speed Internet. The fiber-ready buildings are located at 100 S. Elm Street and 125 S. Elm Street.

Many businesses still operate with an average speed of 10–25 Mbps. Upgrading to North State’s Fiber Internet will make speeds in these locations up to 100 times faster than what tenants experience today.

“As we enable businesses to efficiently take advantage of the Internet,” said Royster Tucker III, Chief Executive Officer of North State, “we feel it’s important to ensure our local cities and businesses are receiving the full benefits and capabilities available via fiber technology. With Fiber Internet, users will experience speed and reliability far superior to what is generally available. Better still, they are effectively “future proofing” their Internet service since bandwidth limitations are effectively eliminated.”

To learn more about North State or to find out if fiber is available in your area, visit northstate.net.

About North State
Driven by a spirit that embraces caring for people and communities, North State is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. North State’s fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications allow residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.
Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Data Chambers and Stalwart, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.

Area Code Overlay Approved for North Carolina Piedmont Area

Residents and Businesses Prepare for 336 Area Code Overlay and 10-digit Local Dialing

High Point, NC—September 15, 2015— To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the North Carolina Utilities Commission ordered a 743 Area Code Overlay for the area currently assigned to the 336 area code.   The new 743 area code will be “overlaid” over the same geographical area as the current 336 area code so that two area codes, 743 and 336, will be assigned to the area, generally covering the Piedmont, including the cities of Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Kernersville, Burlington, North Wilkesboro, Roxboro and Asheboro.

New Dialing Pattern

Residential and business customers assigned to the existing 336 area code should prepare for the introduction of the new 743 area code.  Use of an overlay area code requires that customers must dial 10 digits (area code + 7-digit local telephone number) to complete local calls within their area code calling area. To help customers prepare for this change and ensure a smooth transition, beginning October 24, 2015, customers may begin placing local calls by using the new 10-digit local dialing pattern.  Customers may continue to use 7-digit local dialing until April 22, 2016, when that option will come to an end.  Effective on April 23, 2016, all local calls must be placed using the 10-digit telephone number (336 or 743 plus the 7-digit local telephone number). Beginning May 23, 2016, customers in the 336 area code region requesting new service, adding an additional line, or in some cases moving their service, may be assigned new numbers using either 336 or the new 743 area code.

Facts About the New Area Code

The most important facts that consumers and businesses need to know about the upcoming 743 area code overlay are:

  • Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change, but may if you move your service.
  • You will need to dial area code + 7-digit local telephone number for all local calls.
  • For billing purposes, what is a local call now will remain a local call regardless of the number of digits dialed.
  • You will continue to dial 1+ area code + 7-digit local telephone number for all long distance calls.
  • The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
  • You can still dial just three digits to reach 911.
  • If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your community, you will still dial these codes with just three digits.

Planning for the New Area Code

Customers should identify their telephone number as a ten digit number (area code + 7-digit local telephone number), and include the area code when giving the number to their friends, family, business associates and business customers, etc.

Customers should ensure that all services, automatic dialing equipment, applications, software, or other types of equipment recognize the new 743 area code as a valid area code. Some examples are life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Be sure to check your business stationery, website, advertising materials, personal checks, and your personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included in your telephone number. Remember that all local calls must be programmed using 10-digits and you need to add “1” for all long distance calls.

336 743 Area Code Overlay Map
For more information, please visit the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s website at www.ncuc.net. If customers have any questions regarding information provided in this release, please call North State Customer Service at 336-886-3600 or send us a message.