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SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY 124 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD APRIL 16, 2002 March 22, 2002 TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY: The annual meeting of shareholders of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company will be held in the auditorium of the Company's offices at 500 Mill Road, Edinburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. for the following purposes: 1. To elect three Class I Directors to serve until the 2005 Annual Shareholders' Meeting; and 2. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. Only shareholders of record at the close of business March 19, 2002, will be entitled to vote at the meeting. Lunch will be provided. By Order of the Board of Directors Harold Morrison, Jr. Secretary IMPORTANT YOU ARE URGED TO COMPLETE, SIGN, AND RETURN THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD IN THE SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED (FOR U. S. MAILING) ENVELOPE PROVIDED AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE, WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN PERSON. IF YOU DO ATTEND THE MEETING IN PERSON, YOU MAY THEN WITHDRAW YOUR PROXY AND VOTE YOUR OWN SHARES.

PROXY STATEMENT P. O. Box 459 Edinburg, VA 22824 March 22, 2002 TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY: Your proxy in the enclosed form is solicited by the management of the Company for use at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in the auditorium of the Company's offices at 500 Mill Road, Edinburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., and any adjournment thereof. The mailing address of the Company's executive offices is P. O. Box 459, Edinburg, Virginia 22824. The Company has 8,000,000 authorized shares of common stock, of which 3,767,695 shares were outstanding on March 19, 2002. This proxy statement and the Company's Annual Report, including financial statements for 2001, are being mailed on or about March 22, 2002, to approximately 3,757 shareholders of record on March 19, 2002. Only shareholders of record on that date are entitled to vote. Each outstanding share will entitle the holder to one vote at the Annual Meeting. The Company intends to solicit proxies by the use of the mail, in person, and by telephone. The cost of soliciting proxies will be paid by the Company. Executed proxies may be revoked at any time prior to exercise. Proxies will be voted as indicated by the shareholders. Executed but unmarked proxies will be voted "FOR" the election of the three nominees for Class I Director. THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS Directors Standing for Election There are currently nine directors (constituting the entire Board of Directors of the Company), divided into three classes. The current term of Class I Directors expires at the 2002 Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors proposes that the nominees described below, all of whom are currently serving as Class I Directors, be re-elected to Class I for a new term of three years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The proxy holders will vote the proxies received by them (unless contrary instructions are noted on the proxies) for the election of the three nominees as directors, all of whom are now members of and constitute the Class I Directors. If any such nominees should be unavailable, the proxy holders will vote for substitute nominees in their discretion. Shareholders may withhold the authority to vote for the election of directors or one or more of the nominees. Directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes cast. Abstentions and shares held in street name that are not voted in the election of directors will not be included in determining the number of votes cast. The names and principal occupation of the three nominees, six current directors and executive officers are indicated in the following table. The Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote "FOR" election of the three nominees for Class I Director. 1

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Year Elected Principal Occupation and Other Directorships for Past Name of Director Director Age Five Years - -------------------------------- ------------ ------ ------------------------------------------------------- (1) (2) (3) Nominees for Election of Directors Class I (Term expires 2005) - The directors standing for election are: Douglas C. Arthur 1997 59 Attorney-at-Law, Arthur and Allamong; Director, First National Corporation; Member, Shenandoah County School Board. Harold Morrison, Jr. 1979 72 Chairman of the Board, Woodstock Garage, Inc. (an auto Secretary of the Company sales & repair firm) Zane Neff 1976 73 Retired Manager, Hugh Saum Company, Inc. (a hardware and Asst. Secretary of the Company furniture store) Directors Continuing in Office Class II (Term expires 2003) Noel M. Borden 1972 65 Retired President, H. L. Borden Lumber Company (a retail Vice President building materials firm); Chairman of the Board, First National Corporation. Ken L. Burch 1995 57 Farmer Grover M. Holler, Jr. 1952 81 President, Valley View, Inc. (a real estate developer) Class III (Term expires 2004) Dick D. Bowman 1980 73 President, Bowman Bros., Inc. (a farm equipment dealer); Treasurer of the Company Director, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative; Director, The Rockingham Group; Director, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. Christopher E. French 1996 44 President, Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. and its President subsidiaries; Director, First National Corporation. James E. Zerkel II 1985 57 Vice Pres., James E. Zerkel, Inc. (a hardware firm); Director, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. (1) The directors who are not full-time employees of the Company were compensated in 2001 for their services on the Board and one or more of the Boards of the Company's subsidiaries at the rate of $550 per month plus $550 for each Board meeting attended. Additional compensation was paid during the year to certain non-employee directors who also serve as Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and Treasurer, for their services in these capacities, in the amounts of $1,920, $3,840, $1,920, and $3,840, respectively. (2) Years shown are when first elected to the Board of the Company or the Company's predecessor, Shenandoah Telephone Company. Each nominee has served continuously since the year he joined the Board. (3) Each director also serves as a director of the Company's subsidiaries. 2

Attendance of Board Members at Board and Committee Meetings During 2001, the Board of Directors held 13 meetings. All of the directors attended at least 75 percent of the aggregate of: (1) the total number of meetings of the Board of Directors; and (2) the total number of meetings held by all committees of the Board on which they served. Standing Audit, Nominating, and Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors 1. Audit Committee - The Audit Committee of the Board consists of Grover M. Holler, Jr. (Chairman), Douglas C. Arthur, and James E. Zerkel II. During 2001 there were five meetings of the Audit Committee. The Committee is responsible for the employment of outside auditors and for receiving and reviewing the auditors' report. 2. Nominating Committee - The Board of Directors does not have a standing Nominating Committee. 3. Compensation Committee - The Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors performs the function of a compensation committee. The Personnel Committee consists of the following directors: Noel M. Borden (Chairman), Harold Morrison, Jr., and James E. Zerkel II. The committee is responsible for the wages, salaries, and benefit programs for all employees. During 2001 there were three meetings of this committee. STOCK OWNERSHIP The following table presents information relating to the beneficial ownership of the Company's outstanding shares of common stock by all directors, executive officers, and all directors and officers as a group. The Company is not aware of any other ownership interest of 5% or more of the Company's outstanding stock. No. of Shares Name and Address Owned as of 2-1-02 (1) Percent of Class (2) --------------------- ---------------------- -------------------- Douglas C. Arthur 1,610 * Noel M. Borden 16,077 * Dick D. Bowman 46,564 1.24 Ken L. Burch 45,172 1.20 Christopher E. French 294,803 (3) 7.83 Grover M. Holler, Jr. 70,736 1.88 Harold Morrison, Jr. 19,828 * Zane Neff 8,026 * James E. Zerkel II 4,498 * David E. Ferguson 2,879 (3) * David K. MacDonald 969 (3) * Laurence F. Paxton 2,482 (3) * William L. Pirtle 1,931 (3) * Total shares beneficially owned by 13 directors and officers as a group 515,575 13.67 (1) Includes shares held by relatives and in certain trust relationships, which may be deemed to be beneficially owned by the nominees under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission; however, the inclusion of such shares does not constitute an admission of beneficial ownership. (2) Asterisk indicates less than 1%. (3) Includes 1,898, 1,355, 749, 1,277 and 1,297 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days by Christopher French, David Ferguson, David MacDonald, Laurence Paxton, and William Pirtle, respectively. 3

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION In 2001, the Company purchased vehicles and received services from Mr. Morrison's company in the amount of $199,385; and, purchased supplies and received services from Mr. Zerkel's company in the amount of $2,139. Management believes that each of the companies provides these services to the Company on terms comparable to those available to the Company from other similar companies. No other director is an officer, director, employee, or owner of a significant supplier or customer of the Company. SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE The following Summary Table is furnished as to the salary and incentive payment paid by the Company and its subsidiaries on an accrual basis during the fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001 to, or on behalf of, the Chief Executive Officer and each of the other executive officers who earn more than $100,000 per year. Annual Compensation Long-Term ----------------------- Compensation Name and Principal Incentive Other Position Year Salary ($) Payment ($) Options (#) Compensation ($) (1) - ------------------------------- ---- ---------- ----------- ----------- -------------------- Christopher E. French 2001 $183,792 $20,481 615 $9,444 President 2000 168,375 43,342 573 8,938 1999 159,424 35,700 529 8,225 David E. Ferguson 2001 118,938 8,599 434 8,017 Vice President- 2000 111,681 18,123 406 7,703 Customer Service 1999 105,277 15,705 371 7,161 David K. MacDonald 2001 104,031 9,539 341 6,938 Vice President- 2000 87,004 17,725 317 6,379 Engineering & Construction 1999 84,365 13,039 262 5,720 Laurence F. Paxton 2001 95,646 7,201 304 6,651 Vice President- 2000 88,839 14,855 287 6,401 Finance 1999 84,872 12,290 283 5,906 William L. Pirtle 2001 114,144 8,615 398 7,065 Vice President- 2000 106,387 17,733 391 6,660 Personal Comm. Service 1999 101,633 15,384 378 6,192 (1) Includes amounts contributed by the Company under its 401(k) and Flexible Benefits Plans, each of which is available to all regular Company employees. OPTION GRANTS TABLE Option Grants in Last Fiscal Year Individual Grants Potential Realizable Value --------------------------------------------------------- at Assumed Annual Rates of Percent of Total Exercise Stock Price Appreciation for Options Options Granted Or Base Option Term Granted (1) To Employees Price Expiration ---------------------------- Name (Shares) In Fiscal Year Per Share Date 5% (2) 10% (2) ---- -------- -------------- --------- ---- ------ ------- Christopher E. French 615 3.1% $31.58 2/12/2006 $5,363 11,857 David E. Ferguson 434 2.2% 31.58 2/12/2006 3,784 8,368 David K. MacDonald 341 1.7% 31.58 2/12/2006 2,974 6,574 Laurence F. Paxton 304 1.5% 31.58 2/12/2006 2,651 5,861 William L. Pirtle 398 2.0% 31.58 2/12/2006 3,471 7,673 (1) Fifty percent of these options become exercisable on Feb 12, 2002, and the remaining fifty percent on Feb 12, 2003. (2) In order to realize the potential value set forth, the price per share of the Company's common stock would be approximately $40.30 and $50.86, respectively, at the end of the five-year option term. 4

OPTION EXERCISES AND YEAR END VALUE TABLE Aggregated Option Exercises in Last Fiscal Year and FY-End Option Value No. of Unexercised Value of Unexercised Options/ in the Money FY-End (Shares) Options/FY-End ($) Shares Acquired Value Exercisable/ Exercisable/ Name on Exercise Realized Unexercisable Unexercisable ---- ----------- -------- ------------- ------------- Christopher E. French 471 6,839 1,304 / 902 20,735 / 6,118 David E. Ferguson 352 5,111 935 / 637 14,891 / 4,319 David K. MacDonald 0 0 420 / 500 5,830 / 3,391 Laurence F. Paxton 0 0 981 / 448 16,135 / 3,034 William L. Pirtle 307 4,458 902 / 594 14,390 / 4,009 Closing price on December 31, 2001 was $39.25 and was used in calculating the value of unexercised options. RETIREMENT PLAN The Company maintains a noncontributory defined benefit Retirement Plan for its employees. The following table illustrates normal retirement benefits based upon Final Average Compensation and years of credited service. The normal retirement benefit is equal to the sum of: (1) 1.14% times Final Average Compensation plus 0.65% times Final Average Compensation in excess of Covered Compensation (average annual compensation with respect to which Social Security benefits would be provided at Social Security retirement age) times years of service (not greater than 30); and (2) 0.29% times Final Average Compensation times years of service in excess of 30 years (such excess service not to exceed 15 years). Estimated Annual Pension ----------------------------------------- Years of Credited Service ---------------------------------------------------------------- Final Average Compensation 15 20 25 30 35 ---------------------------------------------------------------- $ 20,000 $ 3,420 $ 4,560 $ 5,700 $ 6,840 $ 7,130 35,000 5,985 7,980 9,975 11,970 12,478 50,000 9,579 12,772 15,965 19,158 19,883 75,000 16,292 21,722 27,153 32,583 33,671 100,000 23,004 30,672 38,340 46,008 47,458 125,000 29,717 39,622 49,528 59,433 61,246 150,000 36,429 48,572 60,715 72,858 75,033 175,000 43,142 57,522 71,903 86,283 88,821 200,000 49,854 66,472 83,090 99,708 102,608 Covered Compensation for those retiring in 2002 is $39,444. Final Average Compensation equals an employee's average annual compensation for the five consecutive years of credited service for which compensation was the highest. The amounts shown as estimated annual pensions were calculated on a straight-life basis assuming the employee retires in 2002. The Company did not make a contribution to the Retirement Plan in 2001, as the Plan was adequately funded. Christopher French, David Ferguson, David MacDonald, Laurence Paxton, and William Pirtle had 20 years, 34 years, 6 years, 11 years, and 9 years, respectively, of credited service under the plan as of January 1, 2002. REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company serves as a representative of the Board for general oversight of the Company's financial accounting and reporting systems, communication with the independent auditors, and monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Board of Directors has adopted a written 5

charter for the Audit Committee. The Company's management has primary responsibility for preparing the Company's financial statements and the Company's financial reporting process. The Company's auditors are responsible for expressing an opinion on the conformity of the Company's audited financial statements with generally accepted accounting principles. In this context the Audit Committee hereby reports as follows: 1. The Committee has reviewed and discussed the audited 2001 financial statements with management. 2. The Committee has discussed with the independent auditors the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Standards No. 61. 3. The Committee has received the auditor's disclosures regarding the auditor's independence from the Company. 4. No item has come to the attention of the Committee which would lead its members to believe that the audited 2001 financial statements in the Company's Annual Report contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted a material fact that would make the statements misleading. 5. The Committee recommended to the Board of Directors, and the Board has approved, that the audited financial statements be included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the calendar year ended December 31, 2001 for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Each of the members of the Audit Committee is independent as defined under the listing standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market. Submitted by the Company's Audit Committee Grover M. Holler, Jr., Chairman Douglas C. Arthur James E. Zerkel II COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION The members of the Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company perform the function of a compensation committee. The Committee's approach to compensation of the Company's executive officers, including the Chief Executive Officer, is to award a total compensation package consisting of salary, annual and long-term incentives, and fringe benefit components, which recognizes that the compensation of executive officers should be established at levels which are consistent with the Company's objectives and achievements. The compensation package, and the Committee's approach to setting compensation, is to provide base salaries at levels that are competitive with amounts paid to senior executives with comparable qualifications, experience, and responsibilities. The annual incentive compensation is approved upon achievement of corporate objectives. The longer-term incentive compensation, consisting of the Company's Incentive Stock Option Plan, is closely tied to the Company's success in achieving increases in the Company's stock price, thereby benefiting all shareholders. The Committee reviews industry compensation surveys, and compares compensation data from public filings by other publicly held companies in our industry and market region. In setting the compensation of the executive officers other than the Chief Executive Officer, the Committee receives and accords significant weight to the input of the Chief Executive Officer. The Committee has recognized the success of the Company's executives in accomplishing the Company's various strategic objectives, and has taken into account management's commitment to the long-term success of the Company. The Company has continued to expand its product and service offerings and has also continued its expansion beyond its traditional geographic base. The Company has also continued to focus its efforts on increasing earnings and on providing superior customer service while controlling operating costs. These actions will in turn assist the Company in meeting the challenge of achieving growth in an increasingly competitive telecommunications industry. Based upon its evaluation of these and other relevant factors, the Committee is satisfied that the executives have contributed positively to the Company's long-term financial performance. The annual base salary of the Chief Executive Officer is determined by the Committee in recognition of his leadership role in formulating and executing strategies for responding to the challenges of our industry, and the Committee's assessment of his past performance and its expectation for his future contributions in leading the Company. The 2001 base salary was not set in response to attainment of any specific goals by the Company, although the Committee took into consideration his individual contributions to the Company's performance, reflected by approximately 46% growth in revenues, 34% growth in operating earnings, and his overall efforts to successfully manage the Company's profitable growth. 6

The annual incentive plan stresses improvement in both financial performance, as measured by increases in net income, and service provided to the Company's customers, as measured by trouble reports from customers. Specific target goals are set each year. In 2001, targets were set for increases in revenues from the Company's PCS services; increases in earnings from our non-wireless businesses; reductions in troubles reported by customers; and, a subjective valuation of overall productivity, timely and cost effective completion of projects, and improvement in working relationships between different functional areas of the organization. Performance of these four factors could range from 0 to 200%, and were weighted by 20%, 25%, 30%, and 25%, respectively. Despite the Company's overall financial progress and continued improvement in its service levels, it did not fully achieve its internally set goals for improvement. While progress was made, the Company's improvements were not as great as hoped for, and the Company reached less than 75 percent of its combined goals. Since overall performance did not fully achieve the Company's goals, the incentive payments made to the Company's president and other executive officers were smaller than payments made in the previous year. The long-term incentive plan involves most employees of the Company, and incentive stock options are currently being granted on a formula related to base salary. Rewards under this plan for the executive officers, as well as all participating employees, are dependent upon increases in the market price of the Company's stock. Submitted by the Company's Personnel Committee: Noel M. Borden, Chairman Harold Morrison, Jr. James E. Zerkel II FIVE-YEAR SHAREHOLDER RETURN COMPARISON The following graph compares the performance of the Company's stock to the NASDAQ Market Index and the S&P Telephone Index. The S&P Telephone Index consists of Alltel Corporation; BellSouth Corporation; CenturyTel, Inc; Qwest Communications International Inc.; SBC Communications Inc.; and Verizon Communications. The graph assumes that the value of the investment in the Company's stock and each of the indices was $100 at December 31, 1996 and that all dividends were reinvested. As of October 23, 2000, the Company's stock became listed on the NASDAQ National Market, and continued to trade under the symbol "SHET." ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company 100 88 91 164 159 198 NASDAQ Stock Market 100 122 173 321 193 153 S&P Telephone Index 100 140 205 217 194 161 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comparison of Five-Year Cumulative Total Return among Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, NASDAQ Market Index, and S&P Telephone Index [LINE GRAPH OMITTED] 7

SECTION 16(a) - BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE Ownership of and transactions in Company stock by executive officers and directors are required to be reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act. On November 13, 2001 Christopher E. French, David E. Ferguson, and William L. Pirtle, executive officers, filed Forms 4 for the month ended October 31, 2001 to correct an inadvertent failure to report the grant of incentive stock options in the calendar years 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. On January 9, 2002 David K. MacDonald and Laurence F. Paxton, executive officers, filed Forms 4 for the month ended October 31, 2001 to correct an inadvertent failure to report the grant of incentive stock options in the calendar years 1999 and 2000 for Mr. MacDonald and the years 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 for Mr. Paxton. Based solely upon a review of copies of reports of beneficial ownership provided to the Company by officers and directors, the Company believes that all reports required pursuant to Section 16(a) with respect to the year 2001 were timely filed. INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS On March 12, 2001, the Company's Board of Directors voted to engage the accounting firm of KPMG LLP as the principal accountant to audit the Company's financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2001, to replace the firm of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, the principal accountant engaged to audit the Company's financial statements as of December 31, 2000 and 1999, and for each of the years in the three year period ended December 31, 2000. The Company conducted a competitive proposal process to select the independent public accountant to audit the Company's financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2001. The Company's Audit Committee received bids from several independent public accounting firms including McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. After reviewing the proposals, the Company's Audit Committee selected KPMG LLP, and the Company's Board of Directors approved this selection on March 12, 2001. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP did not resign or decline to stand for reelection. The Company decided, following the competitive proposal process, not to retain McGladrey & Pullen, LLP with respect to the audit of the Company's financial statements for periods beginning with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2001 and thereafter. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP's reports on the financial statements as of December 31, 2000 and 1999, and for each of the years in the three year period ended December 31, 2000, contained no adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. In connection with the audits of the three fiscal years ended December 31, 2000 and through the subsequent interim period preceding the engagement of KPMG LLP, there were no disagreements with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements if not resolved to their satisfaction would have caused them to make reference in connection with their reports on the financial statements to the subject matter of the disagreement. It is expected that representatives of KPMG LLP will be present at the annual meeting. Audit Fees The aggregate fees billed for Audit of the Company's annual consolidated financial statements for 2001 and the reviews of the financial statements included in the Company's forms 10-Q for 2001 were $115,900. Financial Information Systems Design and Implementation Fees The Company did not engage the principal accountant for any services of this nature. All Other Fees Other fees billed by the principal accountant were $5,800, which was for tax planning services. The Audit Committee considers the nature of this work to be compatible with maintaining the principal accountant's independence. PROPOSALS OF SHAREHOLDERS Proposals of shareholders to be included in management's proxy statement and form of proxy relating to next year's annual meeting must be received at the Company's principal executive offices no later than November 22, 2002. In addition, in order for any matter to be properly brought before the 2003 annual meeting, the shareholder must notify the Company in writing no later than December 23, 2002. The notice shall set forth as to each matter the shareholder proposes to bring before the annual meeting: (a) a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the annual meeting and the reasons for conducting such business at the annual meeting; (b) the name and record address of the shareholder proposing such business; (c) the class, series and number of shares of the Company's stock that are beneficially owned by the shareholder proposing such business; and (d) any material interest of the shareholder in such business. 8

OTHER MATTERS Management does not intend to bring before the meeting any matters other than those specifically described above and knows of no matters other than the foregoing to come before the meeting. If any other matters properly come before the meeting, it is the intention of the persons named in the accompanying form of proxy to vote such proxy in accordance with their judgment on such matters, including any matters dealing with the conduct of the meeting. FORM 10-K The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is available to shareholders, without charge, upon request to Mr. Laurence F. Paxton, Vice President-Finance, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, P. O. Box 459, Edinburg, VA 22824; or, can be retrieved from the Securities and Exchange Commission website at 9

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company PROXY 124 South Main Street This proxy is solicited on behalf of the Edinburg, VA 22824 Board of Directors - ---------------------------------------- The undersigned hereby appoints Noel M. Borden, Christopher E. French, and Grover M. Holler, Jr., and each of them, as Proxies with full power of substitution, to vote all common stock of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company held of record by the undersigned as of March 19, 2002, at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 16, 2002, and at any and all adjournments thereof. 1. Election of Directors [_] FOR CLASS I Douglas C. Arthur, Harold Morrison, Jr., Zane Neff To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee, strike a line through the nominee's name listed above. [_] Vote Withheld for all nominees listed above. 2. In their discretion, the Proxies are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

THIS PROXY, WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED IN THE MANNER DIRECTED HEREIN BY THE UNDERSIGNED SHAREHOLDER. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED FOR ALL NOMINEES. Please mark, sign exactly as name appears below, date, and return this proxy card promptly, using the enclosed envelope, whether or not you plan to attend the meeting. - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, or agent, please give full title as such. If a corporation, please sign in full corporate name by president or other authorized officer. If a partnership, please sign in partnership name by authorized person. Dated _______________________, 2002 ________________________________________ _____ I plan to attend the meeting SIGNATURE _____ Number of persons attending ________________________________________ _____ I cannot attend the meeting ADDITIONAL SIGNATURE (if held jointly) - 1 -