MONROE, La., March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - 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, 2013.
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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.
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.
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(TM) Prism(TM) 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
For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.
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