CenturyLink announces new regional sales leaders

               CenturyLink announces new regional sales leaders

New sales structure leverages company's local operating model

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., May 16, 2013

MONROE, La., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/--CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has
named five regional sales vice presidents in its Business Solutions
organization to lead teams serving business, government and education
customers while leveraging the company's local operating model. The executive
appointments follow CenturyLink's January 3 announcement that it was combining
its network services business sales and operations teams into one

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The new sales vice presidents will manage business sales in CenturyLink's
Northwest, Southwest, Central, Midwest, and East regions, consistent with the
structure of its local operating model. However, sales leaders also will seek
opportunities to offer CenturyLink's industry-leading cloud and managed IT
solutions and data networking services to businesses and government agencies
outside of its local service area. The new regional sales vice presidents are:

  oRob Roache, Northwest region, based in Seattle
  oBetty Reynolds, Southwest region, based in Phoenix
  oMindy Powers, Central region, based in Denver
  oRick Buyens, Midwest region, based in Minneapolis
  oRichard Twilley, East region, based in Charlotte

"Our new sales structure is better aligned with our successful regional
operations and capitalizes on the strength and experience of a highly capable
sales leadership team," said Kenny Wyatt, president, CenturyLink Business
Solutions. "Combined with our strong portfolio of network and IT solutions, we
have created a solid sales structure that will help businesses and government
entities succeed."

In addition to its new organizational structure, the company recently launched
a nationwide advertising campaign reinforcing its commitment to being a
business partner that provides leading global broadband, cloud infrastructure
and hosted IT solutions.

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: Stephanie Meisse, 419-755-8433, stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com
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