Dobson Communications Approved for Trading on Nasdaq National Market

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL) today announced that its Class A common stock has been approved for trading on the Nasdaq National Market. The Company expects the move from the Nasdaq SmallCap to the Nasdaq National Market will be effective at the open of regular trading today. Dobson's Class A common stock will continue to trade under the symbol DCEL.

“Moving to the Nasdaq National Market is another step in positioning the company to maximize shareholder value,” said Everett R. Dobson, chairman, chief executive office and president of Dobson Communications. “The higher visibility and trading advantages of being on the National Market will benefit all our shareholders.”

About Dobson Communications

Dobson Communications is a leading provider of wireless phone services to rural markets in the United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the Company owns wireless operations in 16 states, with markets covering a population of 11.1 million. The Company serves 1.6 million customers. For additional information on the Company and its operations, please visit its Web site at


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