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    December 14, 2018
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Legal Notice If You Own or Owned Land Under or Next to Railroad Rights of Way in Arizona Where Fiber-Optic Cable Was Installed You Could Receive Money from a Class Action Settlement A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit challenging the nstallation of fiber-optic cable within railroad Rights of Way. Under the Settlement, Sprint, CenturyLink, WilT or Level 3 (together called the Defendants" will pay valid claims for landowners in Arizona who own or owned land next to or under railroad Rights of Way where fiber-optic cable owned by Sprint, CenturyLink, WilTel, or Level 3 is buried. Who Is Included? Class Members include current or previous owners of land next to or under a railroad Right of Way at any time since the cable was installed in the following Arizona counties: Cochise, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma. To find when fiber-optic cable was installed in a particular Right of Way, visit www.ArizonaFiberOpticSettlement.com. If you s have questions, call 1-877-900-9196 What Are the Proposed Settlement Terms? Class Members who submit a valid claim will receive cash based on factors that include: (a) the length of the Right of Way where the cable is installed and (b) the length of time they owned the property What Are Class Member Rights? .If you stay in the Class. you will have an opportunity to claim cash benefits You will be bound by the decisions of the Court. You can't sue Defendants or the railroads in the future for any claims in this lawsuit. If you think you are a member of the Class, but did not receive a mailed notice, call 1-877-900-9196 .You can exclude yourself from the Class. This means you cannot file a claim for cash benefits but will keep the right to sue the Defendants in the future. .You can object to all or part of the Settlement if you remain in the Class. Exclusions and objections must be filed in writing by January 26, 2019. Who Represents Class Members? Class Counsel have been appointed by the Court to represent you. Class Counsel will request an award of attorneys' fees up to $903,000 to be paid by Defendants. If you wish, you or your own attorney may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost Will an Approval Hearing Be Held? Yes, a hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. local me, on March 13, 2019, a the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, located in the Sandra Day O'Connor US. Courthouse, 401 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003, Courtroom 504 For More Information: Visit www.ArizonaFiberOpticSettlement.com or call 1-877-900-9196