Rocket Internet Selects Level 3's Services to Expand Its Reach in Brazil

   Rocket Internet Selects Level 3's Services to Expand Its Reach in Brazil

  PR Newswire

  SAO PAULO, Feb. 19, 2013

SAO PAULO, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
LVLT) announced Rocket Internet, a global e-commerce website developer
headquartered in Germany, is expanding its reach in Brazil by using Level 3's
hosting and network services for its servers.

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As part of the agreement, Level 3 provides hosting services for Rocket's
websites at its data center located in Cotia, São Paulo. Operating in Brazil
since 2011, Rocket Internet develops retail websites with a focus on
sportswear, children's products, handicrafts and home goods.

"We chose Level 3 because of its recognized position in the e-commerce market
and the amount of value-added services it provides," said Fabricio Pettena,
CIO at Rocket Brazil. "Our relationship with Level 3 already exists in Europe
and now expands to one of the most promising e-commerce markets in South

"We are excited to be expanding our association with Rocket in Brazil. Level
3's services will provide Rocket's users with greater website availability,"
said Marcos Malfatti, Level 3's senior vice president of Sales for Brazil.

Level 3 provides managed services through its Premier Elite data center
facilities in Cotia, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro.

For more information about Level 3's data center services, please visit:

About Rocket Internet

Founded in Berlin (Germany), the Rocket Internet GmbH group works on building
promising business models and has already created several successful internet
companies in the past years. Among them, Zalando, Groupon/CityDeal, Dafiti,
Mobly and Westwing. Currently, it is present in more than 18 countries –
Europe, Asia and America. The company has been in Brazil since March 2011, and
has developed more than 13 business models (e-commerce, Market Place and
Subscription), using the Internet as their main platform.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global
communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level
3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and
infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area
Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based
solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries
over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three
continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services
are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more
information, visit .

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website at . Level 3 uses its website as a
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routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the
company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor
Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of
Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K,
10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with
the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and
Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate
Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and
investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor
Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is
not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document
unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

The information contained under the caption "About Rocket Internet" has been
provided by Rocket Internet, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement

Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and
are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These
forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject
to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside
Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could
prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited
to,the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing
acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage
risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain
additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the
financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing
for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network;
develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and
network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer
demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes
that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual
property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other
providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms;
attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully
integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal,
regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its
substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent
liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations.
Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be
found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these
important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims
any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information:
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