CenturyLink names Kevin McCarter Central Region president

Thu Mar 7, 2013 1:00pm EST

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McCarter will oversee company's operational, financial and customer experience
performance for the region
MONROE, La.,  March 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc.  (NYSE: CTL) has
named  Kevin McCarter, currently vice president and general manager for the
company's central and eastern  North Carolina  markets, as the new president for
the company's Central Region. He will be based in the region headquarters in 
Denver, and will oversee operations in an eight-state territory comprised of 
Arkansas,  Colorado,  Kansas,  Louisiana,  Mississippi,  Missouri,  Oklahoma 
and  Texas.

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In this new role, McCarter will have responsibility for the company's
operational, financial, and customer experience performance throughout the
region. As the region's highest-ranking executive, he will oversee a wide range
of employees, including six market-level vice presidents and general managers.

He joined United Telephone Company of  Florida  in  February 1988  as a
management trainee and has held positions of increasing responsibility at
Sprint, Embarq and CenturyLink. His career has included leadership roles in
network engineering, customer service, and field operations.   

McCarter has been in his current position since  July 2009. He has been
responsible for all aspects of operations and retail sales for central and
eastern  North Carolina, including product and service installation and repair,
sales and service, retail operations, marketing and public affairs.  He was also
responsible for managing the successful launch of CenturyLink Prism TV in the 
North Carolina  market.

"Kevin's extensive telecommunications expertise will help CenturyLink as we
focus on growing our business across our markets," said CenturyLink Chief
Operating Officer  Karen Puckett. "We are confident he will continue to leverage
his knowledge and experience to benefit our customers and the company in his new

McCarter received his degree in business management with an emphasis in
information systems management from  Florida State University.  

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.

Annmarie Sartor, +1-318-388-9671, annmarie.sartor@centurylink.com

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