Dobson Communications Announces Preferred Stock Dividend

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, UNITED STATES

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 5, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL) today declared an in-kind dividend on its outstanding 13% Senior Exchangeable Preferred Stock. The dividend will be payable on August 1, 2000 to holders of record at the close of business on July 15, 2000.

Holders of shares of 13% Senior Exchangeable Preferred Stock will receive 0.03322 additional shares of 13% Senior Exchangeable Preferred Stock for each share held on the record date. The dividend covers the period May 1, 2000 through July 31, 2000. The dividends have an annual rate of 13% on the $1,000 per share liquidation preference value of the preferred stock.

Dobson Communications is a leading provider of cellular phone services to rural markets in the United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the rapidly growing Company owns or manages wireless operations in 18 states, covering a total population of 8.6 million. For the year ended December 31, 1999, Dobson reported total revenues of $319.9 million; EBITDA of $137.9 million (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization); and a net loss of $127.6 million, which included a loss from discontinued operations and extraordinary expense.

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