Crown Castle International Announces Fourth Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, Jan 14, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) today announced plans to release its fourth quarter 2009 results on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Crown Castle has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 480-629-9867 and asking for the Crown Castle call at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. The conference call may also be accessed live over the Internet by logging onto the web at http://investor.crowncastle.com. Any supplemental materials for the call will be posted at the Crown Castle website at http://investor.crowncastle.com.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 12:30 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, January 28, 2010, through 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Friday, February 5, 2010, and may be accessed by dialing 303-590-3030 using access code 4200189. An audio archive will also be available on the company's website at http://investor.crowncastle.com shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days.

Crown Castle owns, operates, and leases towers and other communication structures for wireless communications. Crown Castle offers significant wireless communications coverage to 91 of the top 100 US markets and to substantially all of the Australian population. Crown Castle owns, operates and manages over 22,000 and approximately 1,600 wireless communication sites in the US and Australia, respectively. For more information on Crown Castle, please visit http://www.crowncastle.com.

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SOURCE: Crown Castle International Corp.

CONTACT: Crown Castle International Corp.
Jay Brown, CFO
Fiona McKone, VP Finance
713-570-3050