Alaska Communications Systems Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (NASDAQ:ALSK) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.215 per share on the companys common stock. The first quarter dividend is payable on April 16, 2008 to stockholders of record on the close of business on March 31, 2008. The company had approximately 42.9 million shares of common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2007.

About Alaska Communications Systems

Headquartered in Anchorage, ACS is Alaskas leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions to Enterprise, Carrier and mass market customers. The ACS wireline operations include the states most advanced data networks and, to be launched in early 2009, the only diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The ACS wireless operations include the only statewide 3G CDMA network, reaching across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, with coverage extended via best-in-class CDMA carriers in the Lower 49 and Canada. By investing in the fastest-growing market segments and attracting the highest-quality customers, ACS seeks to drive top- and bottom-line growth, while continually improving customer experience and cost structure through process improvement. More information can be found on the companys website at www.acsalaska.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.

Contacts:

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
Media:
Director, Corporate Communications
Mary Gasperlin, 907-297-3000
mary.gasperlin@acsalaska.com
or
Investors:
Investor Relations, 907-564-7556
investors@acsalaska.com

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