JUNE 1, 1999 -- HOUSTON -- Crown Castle International's (NASDAQ:TWRS) Board of
Directors announced today that it has named Ted B. Miller, Jr., age 47, as Chairman. Mr.
Miller, who is also Chief Executive Officer, succeeds Carl Ferenbach, who was named Lead
Director. Mr. Ferenbach has been Chairman and an outside Board member since April 1997.
"Carl Ferenbach's strong leadership has been, and will continue to be, an
essential component in leading Crown Castle's rapid growth," stated Mr. Miller.
"His wisdom and tenacity have set a solid course for our Board, which is 70 percent
comprised of outside Directors."
"Following our recent large tower transactions and the $1.2 billion raised from
financings since last August, the Board is recognizing Mr. Miller's strong leadership and
development capabilities by naming him Chairman," added Mr. Ferenbach. "The
Board is highly supportive of Ted's vision for the Company and very appreciative of the
quality and depth of the management team that he has attracted to the Company."
Crown Castle International Corp. is a leading provider of communication sites and
wireless network services and provides an array of related infrastructure and network
support services to the wireless communications and radio and television broadcasting
industries in the United States and United Kingdom. Pro forma for all previously announced
transactions, Crown Castle International owns, operates and manages over 6,000
communication tower sites.