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Zayo CEO Dan Caruso Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2015 American Business Awards

BOULDER, Colo. – October 13, 2015 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), CEO Dan Caruso was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year in the Telecommunications category in The 13th Annual American Business AwardsSM. In addition, Zayo Group took home a Bronze Stevie Award in the Company of the Year in the Telecommunications category.

Caruso has led Zayo over the past eight years from a startup to a global mid-cap company with annualized revenues of approximately $1.4 billion. Today, Zayo has an 85,500-mile fiber backbone network and provides a full portfolio of infrastructure solutions to 7,000 carriers and large enterprise customers.

“I’ve been with Dan since day one of Zayo and there isn’t anyone more deserving of this award,” said Matt Erickson, COO at Zayo. “Dan is a truly remarkable leader. He had the vision to launch Zayo when bandwidth providers were in distress, the courage to stay the course during the downturn and the talent to grow the company from startup to a publicly-traded, global enterprise in just eight years.”

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Tech Startup of the Year, Software Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.

“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on September 11 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides bandwidth infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 85,500-mile network in the U.S. and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.

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