Grupo La Caridad Signs New Agreement with Level 3 to Optimize Its Communications

      Grupo La Caridad Signs New Agreement with Level 3 to Optimize Its

One of Venezuela's Main Poultry Companies Has Chosen Level 3 to Connect Its
Locations throughout the Country

PR Newswire

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 11, 2013

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications,
Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that Grupo La Caridad, the leading poultry
producer and poultry genetics research company in Venezuela, has expanded its
Level 3 Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) solution to its
subsidiary, Avicola la Rosita, headquartered in Maracaibo. As a result, all of
Grupo La Caridad's employees – from farms to distribution centers to corporate
headquarters – will have access to the company's communications resources.


Level 3's IP VPN solution will continue to facilitate the seamless exchange of
large volumes of information through integrated satellite and terrestrial
services in 33 locations throughout Venezuela, including Tachira, Aragua,
Carabobo, Guarico, Zulia, Monagas, Falcon, Merida, Portuguesa, Cojedes, and
Bolivar, among others. Level 3 began supporting Grupo La Caridad more than a
decade ago.

"Level 3 has shown dedication and commitment implementing its solutions,
always meeting all SLAs and enabling us to stay focused on our core business,"
said Adrian Rivero, systems manager of Grupo La Caridad.

"Level 3's IP VPN services simplify the network experience, enabling customers
to stay focused on their business as well as on their business goals," said
Diego Hernandez, director of Sales and Services for Level 3 in Venezuela.
"These solutions provide the best performance, with the necessary global
reach, reliability and network security to help Grupo La Caridad meet its
targeted developments."

About Grupo La Caridad Holding
Grupo La Caridad is a Venezuelan company leader in the production of broiler
chickens and associated benefits, as well as eggs for consumption and poultry
genetics. Additionally they lead production of balanced food for pets, and are
amongst pork and cold cuts top producers.

Their vision is to become leaders of animal protein production and trade in
Venezuela, through highly efficient standards and competitive costs; as well
as achieving an active participation of Venezuelans daily diet, thus
consolidating their mission of providing high nutritional value products,
freshness, variety and prices according to the purchasing capacity of the
country's different social and economic strata demanding for meat. For more
information, visit:

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 55 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

Website Access to Company Information
Level 3 maintains a corporate website at, and you can find
additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that
website at Level 3 uses its website as a
channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3
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 Grupo La Caridad Holding"
has been provided by Grupo La Caridad, which is solely responsible for its

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; maintain
and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business
support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the
breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new
services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend
intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or
adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or
accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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:
Media:                    Investors:
Richard Larris            Mark Stoutenberg
+1 973-937-0153           + 1 720-888-2518
Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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