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Participants
Natasha Vecchiarelli Investor Relations
Rob Schwartz President & Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Gerbrandt Chief Operating Officer
Tim Gray Chief Financial Officer
Chris Guttman-McCabe Chief Regulatory & Communications Officer
Phil Cusick JPMorgan
Simon Flannery Morgan Stanley
Walter Piecyk LightShed Partners
George Sutton Craig-Hallum
Mike Crawford B. Riley
Chase White Height Capital
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Operator

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Anterix First Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Investor Update. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the floor over to your host, Natasha Vecchiarelli, Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Anterix. Ma'am, the floor is yours.

Natasha Vecchiarelli

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Anterix First Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Investor Call.

Joining me today are Rob Schwartz, our President and CEO; Ryan Gerbrandt, our COO; Tim Gray, our CFO; and Chris Guttman-McCabe, our Chief Regulatory and Communications Officer.

note either today's or in associated session. please make we in begin question-and-answer statements, forward-looking our we that presentation, during may the Before prepared remarks are on may that actual results or These and materially. cause current differ are certain risks based beliefs statements and subject to to uncertainties expectations performance that our in most are factors Risk impact recent our identified may SEC filings.

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Rob Schwartz

Thanks, call. everyone, and afternoon, Natasha. for Good joining investor our QX thanks

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Operator

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Phil Cusick

already the we said that in been How $XXX ones And expect between now then? into XX, dig you many count March should I think you of have by value, contract XXXX. Maybe signed how million that? do that and

Rob Schwartz

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Ryan Gerbrandt

Phil. Yes, I'd happy be to,

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the to contract of on what few in of just And how key see bit add I'll that, talked in reiterate, in a proceeds we're aggregate, qualifying Investor some $XXX in we earlier it. but very about remarks, a the get million. of of pipeline. And opportunities and So to lot we the in little points it I me terms depth hit incremental a let the the net Day of we around

builds we the really $XXX already has With the to Phil. how is phase. category, goal. that terms the seen the of from the of path in diversity around what important those already the opportunity evolution break we've goal funnel represented that negotiations, that today, of confidence in we year we're call the that terms lot of of seeing the that now evolution the we're some X to really which, of in in doubling at seeing. of over pipeline the billion, And seen late think accounts the III, where terms 'XX year-end the what are that a obviously from coming And as value But in we the operationalizing about momentum we that's in defined of as to we growth I in because addition the pipeline said, that The been in are of pipeline what and and and that million it. at we've in through we that's roughly I overall then with of take highlight into XX basis stage what into kind have away the that's of capability of think growth in the X/X over phases Phase bottom growth of different just contract So the the both Phase which representing see ultimately me frankly, the $X fiscal addition various towards the phases, the accounts phases. down what

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Phil Cusick

movement it's only Analyst weeks then the the know I Day, any count to II Phase but X, the types in been, of II and Phase Phase coming since or customers III? And in what, X from change there

Ryan Gerbrandt

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see, that most of on with active overall categories positive dramatic not understanding the though, is more overall see the from things and ins the their customer me it as to in the we've the been a landed awareness across that measurable One coming entirety base. information from it's ecosystem So program, in we it. What of to set changes out the doing an of worth we that move AVA, a is, through think on of is market faster education had is coming of of seeing really and or playing customers business set noting. a any it. I'm had literally from technology that educating them are others, to day in that's broadening the are, us that I continuing coming into pipeline the able see this continuing they've the more coming what like seen that driving the job didn't what market trajectory as ecosystem, in is it new or They're perspective ago, heels about of organizations cycles to just day, either week some the in educated. driving of outs across terms say and into it's lot off PLT, by overall earlier. awareness just and like intersection. customers of and support aware education most industry coming that the by who've top in week, pipeline. matters because been the it I'll ecosystem of the process just applications we've fantastic A customer not with either they're hand of collectively broader coming been awareness, market really And the in all participation the directly us And a the and the what has funnel. through lot through year interest a to know time helps delivering We source a indirectly cases, they very and in It's even anymore. I'm spend fits education, entire how how thing can in

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Operator

Morgan Your Stanley. question next coming from is with Simon Flannery

Simon Flannery

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Rob Schwartz

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and better just us think of using value getting our as LTE I sandboxes networks. are both of of for not of them -- but out the the spectrum, also really how deployment private utilities understanding

with deployment. on board working the we've across planning Ameren got are that And so teams their

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Tim Gray

clearing first, me about let Rob and Well, talk Simon. Sure.

made to we and we've with think territories the do so see clearing front front, of both what progress I continue good us. we'll in in on

working out counties put FCC. were May. in bunch Ameren line rather We for as soon SEC with several licenses the for the in be that for with the first So process And rules applying could we day broadband of the as been seamless it opened. on has the the

get to to of the set time we've next we've with that the on Rob our would Ameren few our mentioned, from as broadband first in line payment laid expect months licenses next out be So started based them. and

So like we're in that good shape with as really we feel well.

things I'll we also say, begun right Simon, calculations for to forward. a And are in for of clearing with we've the gives confidence our is anti-windfall which where all the in work FCC expected, Their overall estimate progressing even So plan us licenses, broadband on more been as with our line last costs. nationwide part thing payments. have

about So probably $XXX $XXX to the before million. talked million

is clearing this had as point. overall, hoped at So progressing we

Simon Flannery

helpful. Great. for one Maybe And Ryan. that's

into to be waiting think talked the areas. to a than bigger rather that And relating in LTE the network today, it's XXX, XG should a we've lot LTE CBRS that we as deploy about I coming license see is $X.XX? the Do of doing utilities but think now? think to $X.XX utilities is upcoming Auction the might about sort is the how for conversations XG thing I you I interesting. really know active

Rob Schwartz

utilities. with But be speaking, there the it in I'll Rob. not That's overall. say rest we it's to Simon, question. the utilities, NDAs any other on about you just we maybe band. obviously, specifically band. from of want can't just confidentially anything thinking may But hearing know utilities on the that share And that not relationship about that I'm Ryan, to aren't start the on interest considerable in Maybe step with So under broadly

Ryan Gerbrandt

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Operator

Your LightShed Piecyk next coming question Walter from Partners. with is

Walter Piecyk

meat willing the their going willing that San had Rob, know licenses, but are one bones deal? package can utilities, can and licenses as like utilities have saying priority Diego licensing? you do use you that Meaning the to some own other layer more do utility or you you GAA concept, to they San that are the the I to to package whole -- are with but Federated utilities and "Hey, opposed had cake put owned? that you on GAA GAA can like, licenses the think of you or the at licenses the and you like, Diego

Rob Schwartz

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Walter Piecyk

in where But guess, of electric market them obvious obviously, great the I Motorola terms nationwide. with that of market tremendous believe think Solutions and it. is Brown, Got really And perhaps like a very quarter but utilities, with broadening off. Is be just I security that segments a different is public other then that to spectrum? -- and taking Greg business in with opportunity, reported interested good question, terms I beyond utilities, might camera you, safety Motorola his are ecosystem. where very traction is the in your in

Rob Schwartz

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think we see So strong we capabilities.

remember are lot thing licensees LMR which of lot two-way here radio of to other incumbent The the are customers, were that a retuning is customers, that Motorola. a

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Walter Piecyk

safety that sector do Is is do opportunity, their -- safety utility of what that's that So a safety there that to to opportunity guys like I see your grab that LTE a other to -- question a if well to terms utilities, base. an them in the and is, great some Is spectrum, of like these in think? but with? a looking feet Motorola that you're wants want LTE utilities spectrum. integrate -- is ecosystem. the realistic existing something And else them spectrum targeting market so customers, guess these maybe Obviously, that in customers, and to at? for this for sales you if to public public you someone different is segments nonutility that they their this radios drive to same or described, selling though, radios, basically industry good that value I to industry

Rob Schwartz

Yes.

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ways. for -- I folks users other of yes, lot really sectors, in of but it's we're there's substitutes So complementary now, think a us

as resiliency of and of And the that go start I networks, saying, example, Company further network to safety private territory a public host allow that in have want eventually battery that gas, network utilities, always ahead putting we're our greater you so networks. Link with as becomes customers needs other and each their backup, having because that uniquely these to a network, that pieces on as network They to individual well. deployed they use nationwide other of in infrastructure they they've it cybersecurity, a back because example greater start on an they're further critical valuable That's things greater network going municipal reliability Southern And network. co-ops the bring utility of of the asset. to service Southern and and and individual entities their of -- taken together way built LTE networks because even through longer

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Operator

question Craig-Hallum. next is coming Your with Sutton from George

George Sutton

rural a Or wondering I'm we've larger complementary? in if that broadband concentric industry, opportunity? talked would folks be line getting your the circle larger -- And be, to that we're definition, that a by hearing of focus that same on Along concept as incremental would opportunity.

Rob Schwartz

question. the for thanks George,

So we've talked about rural broadband.

partners. published a values a topic conjunction in broadband. promoting From on fact, rural about been In view, of work be what's soon number recently out our the a key couple of to going we've of with paper there's

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and do National of with individually want their see, those the And want how we utilities talking the enable number and parties networks. build Edison the that about industry so to rural of from association, utilities to facilitate then capabilities, leveraging we've to happen. lot from been happening to to themselves, ISPs Electric, Regulators, of to broadband a they NARUC, State Association A

they how their series a want that. to about do And individual of on so utilities we're to models talking

less these users leasing I utilities that one those customers infrastructure those to those the want interest. and I serve that elsewhere. want said want to of but that to they that that things rural those be supporting in going fiber investing in communities, to see sure think these to or utilities they're us deployment migration to don't because make models, and it's customers, other in that serve and end a rural their to of they towers want utilities using keep their think are going because likely to it's cities communities, And residents to broadband their most are could to their enable power especially

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of sure wrote mile legislation I'm I I'm both the of the it and about you really a as to last a about, mile, think into again But capital sure, lot the And in middle what a and investment broadband important of the you fiber of mile George, infrastructure. lot that for their is that piece middle end heard it, we'll see well, puts the user. fiber support of Middle a support too think rural putting being to investment in lot into broadband. legislation. utilities are as Mile I and their the about talked

George Sutton

webinars you've with NARUC, it in these just mentioned, Can sense know is in looking conjunction I with all of opportunities approvals you're multiple give could that of you sense their a conducted some accelerate future. at? Our us their your the comfort You of commissioners. different

Rob Schwartz

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Chris Guttman-McCabe

context Thanks, of on to the an of do educate communications key term, trying George. Rob. them, first -- to sort to -- between education. of door the knock Yes. advanced when on particularly tend I and modernization the it a Thanks, think which grid is we we We in about Rob tend intersection We hit platform. the policymaker,

the and our over we've strides. at that's great I so couple And of been made goal last think years NARUC

unserve through and network there's wireless the broadband evolve mile process to And had fiber components rural particularly really education on talk and modernization they public from focus them component. we've grid on also them our component. a to as begin to seen about utility now focusing been and digital the divide them NARUC closing commissioners middle a communications we've this broadband Rob referenced, As And about being as as them include about talk watch only individually and the begin the and talking about of well. talking fiber

headway. as the is So what great just in saw of come really we Senate, And I that out think made we've referenced. That helps. Rob I some think mirrored

on circular work rate state legislative it's federal us we've I customers think and the at will done us. the did federal at at cases front pursue somewhat work more perhaps help will that they importantly, in help we as our And level NARUC the nature helped level. the the utility

George Sutton

question last for And me. Super.

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Rob Schwartz

conductor can in. talk a Yes. jump not if Ryan, to I bit, want you little falling do about

Ryan Gerbrandt

one. Yes, let me take that

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of just to are, And going I see And continue kinds so we're sure we conversations as I'm other about it. and anticipate to technologies. do similar

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So is I catalyst, I would that there additional, is that there. don't I say, out guess know,

Operator

is Your Crawford from with coming B. Riley. next Mike question

Mike Crawford

X then Given to all Why wouldn't a the the in cash you're expecting years. shareholders to to collect to next return Anterix REIT? convert X and

Rob Schwartz

Mike. the question, for Thanks

we Just mean And next obviously, we're We place. it -- as do at the talked for NOLs very as point. Tim, positive. of this our of we've years. towards the trend about you opportunity Tim our detail how us to kind prepayment over planning at before, being capital the as have Investor this in returning Day, And see couple maybe give want I contemplate to thinking said on

Tim Gray

Yes, we quite get question. one And Mike. good often. that And

So get impact NOLs million the next us we taxable through right with got in now, how in and the proceeds we've $XXX coming that see several federal over income. that will they years

to to And have advisers look and trying figure I if and forward so say we're a analyze whether with be path not and want the fully to best our we runway that one, REIT. for that's we two, at some us. then or examining possible; out with that, possibility would

more as through So looking forward on it's we're but move to something the actively at. process, come we that

Mike Crawford

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Rob Schwartz

value. We in market saw bio, is our well view talk occur -- that calculation value. think discussion new go Mike. of obviously, question, look, on any conversations being market and spectrum value about Good in these always note fair the transactions between the of these I fair your explained. that And we data And our points into

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Mike Crawford

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Rob Schwartz

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Ryan Gerbrandt

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Operator

Your next question is Height with coming from White Chase Capital.

Chase White

discussions or providers or the and you Federated and one, guys First like you Federated conversation general other just similar agreement the more a driving And together? in Google any SaaS coming Amdocs are that with ones utilities the was the were or for collaborations?

Rob Schwartz

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from And beginning. them with so we've the working been

that arrangement have And so with thinking about complementary we aspect of this the them.

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Chase White

assuming up received where roll be terms leases it of cash And over to shareholders, is to in the these will returning they of you've that are sounds contract, like you started in Great. that upfront. pretty guys thinking what they're more once time, Ameren stages the capital similar much to

the of you see creditworthiness or to smooth do out take returns? the these Given on accelerate capital an utilities, opportunity to leverage

Rob Schwartz

looking always structure. returns our we're at investors, capital optimizing financial Look, for our including our

the what companies. want else -- And there? for Tim, I through if history, said would Tim context use So sense consider. it right through to anything of both at could we other something our at talk days premature would look the about us we to and what probably in -- it's think time, of the Nextel add earlier do. be of leverage our you clearly, makes planning, we you But in we're what can early would about financial it the

Tim Gray

that, our to see Anterix for best things the at what's toolkit would use Chase, into only for I our yes, all and going can the and shareholders. we look we're both put add No,

so come forward on as contracts. And thoughts these our more we move to that on with

Operator

lines I back time. Rob floor remarks. like now the questions at further from turn the closing would no to have We this to for Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Thanks, to interest. Have Catherine, good everyone, We talking and a the forward you look for to continued and thanks, time again soon. day. all

Operator

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