Dobson Communications Schedules Announcement of Third Quarter Results

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, UNITED STATES

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 9, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL) expects to report its third quarter results after the close of normal market trading on Thursday, November 9, 2000. The Company plans to conduct a conference call concerning the results on the following day, beginning at 8 a.m. ET. The call will also be broadcast on the Internet. Further details on how to gain access to the call will be announced by November 1, 2000.

As part of the third quarter press release and conference call, Dobson plans to review its operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2000 and preview its expectations for the fourth quarter of 2000 and fiscal 2001. Dobson continues to expect its third quarter results to be in line with the ranges that it pre-announced on September 18, 2000.

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. For the year ended December 31, 1999, Dobson reported total revenues of $359.3 million; EBITDA of $137.9 million; and a net loss of $127.6 million, which included a loss from discontinued operations and extraordinary expense.

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