CenturyLink announces executive retirement

Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:58pm EDT

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MONROE, La.,  March 21, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --  CenturyLink, Inc.  (NYSE: CTL)
announced today that  Jim Ousley, chief executive officer of  Savvis, a
CenturyLink company, has decided to retire from the company effective  April 1,

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Ousley's role as senior leader of CenturyLink's Data Hosting segment (primarily
Savvis operations) will be filled by  Jeff Von Deylen, whose title will remain
president of Savvis.  

"Since our Savvis merger, CenturyLink has become a recognized global leader in
managed hosting and cloud services thanks in part to the efforts of Savvis
employees and leaders like  Jim Ousley  and  Jeff Von Deylen," said  Glen F.
Post, III, CenturyLink chief executive officer and president. "We will miss
Jim's presence and wish him well as he heads into retirement, and we look
forward to continued growth and success in our Data Hosting segment under Jeff's

Von Deylen  was  named Savvis president  in  November 2012. He joined the
organization in 2003 as chief financial officer and a board member. He will
report directly to Post effective  April 1.

Ousley was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Savvis in  March
2010. He served as non-executive chairman of Savvis from 2006 to 2010. He first
joined Savvis as a member of its Board of Directors in 2002.

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure
solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's ever-changing
global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment,
Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced
networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new
market opportunities.

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 CenturyLinkTM  PrismTM  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.savvis.com  or  www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE  CenturyLink, Inc.

Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com

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