Joseph Euteneuer officially joins Sprint as its new finance chief

With CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) merger with Qwest (NYSE: Q) now complete, Joseph Euteneuer has officially joined Sprint (NYSE: S) as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), taking over from Bob Brust, who is retiring from the service provider.

Sprint named Euteneuer to be their new CFO in December 2010, who was at the time serving as the former Qwest's executive vice president, CFO. He agreed to join Sprint once CenturyLink closed its merger with Qwest.

Prior to joining Qwest as its CFO in 2008 to steer it out of its financial troubles, Euteneuer served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., a satellite radio provider, from 2002 until September 2008 after it merged with SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Before his six-year tenure with XM Radio, Euteneuer was best known for serving in various management roles at Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and its subsidiary, Broadnet Europe.

Euteneuer will be based in Overland Park, Kan. where Sprint's corporate headquarters are located.

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