CenturyLink announces organizational realignment

Thu Jan 3, 2013 6:30pm EST

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Sharpens focus on network services business sales and operations by combining
into one organization
MONROE, La.,  Jan. 3, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc.  (NYSE: CTL) today
announced it is combining its network services business sales and operations
teams into one organization, reporting to Chief Operating Officer  Karen
Puckett. The reorganization is effective immediately.

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The reorganization combines business sales and operations functions that
currently reside in the company's Enterprise Markets Group - Network Services
and Regional Markets Group organizations. The company's Wholesale Markets Group
(WMG) and Enterprise Markets Group - Data Hosting segments are not impacted by
the organizational realignment. Beginning with the first quarter of 2013, the
company will report the following four segments in its financial statements:
Consumer, Business, Wholesale and Data Hosting services.

Savvis, a CenturyLink company that delivers cloud, colocation and managed
hosting services, will continue to operate as a sales- and service-focused
organization in the Data Hosting segment with  Jim Ousley  continuing as chief
executive officer of Savvis and  Jeff Von Deylen  continuing as president of
Savvis.  

"Our business segment continues to grow, and this organizational shift
streamlines our end-to-end service delivery, support and sales to our network
services enterprise customers by creating one cohesive organization focused on
them," said CenturyLink Chief Executive Officer and President  Glen F. Post,
III.

Post reaffirmed the company's commitment to maintain its local market focus in
the company's service areas across 37 states. "Our local operating model is a
key component in the success of our business and consumer service and sales," he
said. "In addition to her new responsibilities, Karen will continue to retain
all of her existing duties, including our local market teams and
consumer-focused operations. She is a proven effective leader and will ensure
our continued strong focus on our customers."

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in  the United
States  and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and
multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers
advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink®  Prism  TV and DIRECTV
brands. Headquartered in  Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is
included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more
information, visit  www.centurylink.com.  

SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc.


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