NEW YORK, March 19 MetroPCS Communications Inc
said on Tuesday that Deutsche Telekom's
deputy chief executive and finance chief, Timotheus Hottges,
would become chairman of its board after its proposed
combination with T-Mobile USA.
After the deal, which still needs approval from MetroPCS
shareholders, the company said it would have 11 directors with
the majority coming from Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of
MetroPCS agreed in October to a reverse merger with T-Mobile
USA, but the deal faces a proxy battle from activist
shareholders who have complained about the valuation.