CenturyLink names Kevin McCarter Central Region president

          CenturyLink names Kevin McCarter Central Region president

McCarter will oversee company's operational, financial and customer experience
performance for the region

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., March 7, 2013

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 role."

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.

Website: http://www.centurytel.com
Contact: Annmarie Sartor, +1-318-388-9671, annmarie.sartor@centurylink.com
 
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