CenturyLink recycling program tops 70 million pounds

             CenturyLink recycling program tops 70 million pounds

Recycling program reduces carbon dioxide emissions

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., April 22, 2013

MONROE, La., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL)
today announced that its recycling program has exceeded 70 million pounds, or
more than 35,000 short tons over a six year period (2007-2012).

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"CenturyLink is actively making choices to lessen our impact on the
environment, and our recycling program is one way we're doing that," said,
Brent Vander Ark, CenturyLink's vice president of supply chain management and
decision support. "Our goal is to help ensure the long-term health of the
environment, joining with consumers and businesses who are focusing on ways to
promote and practice the intelligent use of resources."

CenturyLink's program recycles a wide range of materials, including metal
reels, copper-based materials, precious metals and electronics. In addition,
the program recycles steel, aluminum, monitors, keyboards, computer mice, and
other related items.

In 2012, CenturyLink avoided more than 20,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide
emissions by recycling approximately 5,900 short tonsthrough cutting-edge
methods. The emissions savings were calculated using the EPA Waste Reduction
Model. CenturyLink works with Fortune Plastic & Metal, LLC in 36 of the
company's 37-state local service area and uses Nevada Recycling in Nevada for
metal and cardboard recycling.

Additional information on CenturyLink's Sustainability program can be found at

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: Mark Molzen, +1-602-716-3389, Mark.Molzen@centurylink.com
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