CenturyLink announces executive retirement

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. 
About Savvis 
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. 
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(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. 
Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot@centurylink.com 
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