Savvis Completes Purchase of Ciber Global IT Outsourcing Business

Savvis Completes Purchase of Ciber Global IT Outsourcing Business 
Acquisition Includes Assets in North America, Europe and India 
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and 
global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, 
today announced it has closed on its purchase of certain assets of Ciber's IT 
Outsourcing (ITO) business for $6 million in cash, plus potential additional 
future consideration based on financial performance through December 2013. 
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Savvis and Ciber, a global information technology consulting and managed 
services company, announced the purchase agreement on July 31. The assets 
include client and vendor relationships, infrastructure, technology and 
facilities spanning North America, Europe and India. 
"Savvis' acquisition of Ciber's ITO assets enhances and expands our 
capabilities in areas such as application-management services and help-desk 
support, while also increasing our client base and vendor associations," said 
Jim Ousley, chief executive officer of Savvis and president of CenturyLink's 
Enterprise Markets Group. "The Ciber clients we attained through this 
acquisition benefit from direct access to Savvis' global footprint, services 
and account teams, plus the enhanced communications services provided through 
CenturyLink's robust global network." 
This transaction builds on the reseller relationship formed in 2011 that 
enabled Ciber to leverage Savvis' worldwide data centers and network capacity 
to serve the growing needs of Ciber's clients. With more than 50 data centers 
throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Savvis is an industry leader in 
global infrastructure hosting and enterprise cloud computing environments. 
About Savvis 
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and 
hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including 
more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce 
capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in 
cloud computing. 
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 
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