SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $300,000 From Investment in CenturyLink, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess
of $300,000 From Investment in CenturyLink, Inc. to Contact Brower Piven
Before the August 5, 2013 Lead Plaintiff Deadline -- CTL

STEVENSON, Md., June 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brower Piven, A Professional
Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf
of purchasers of CenturyLink, Inc. ("CenturyLink" or the "Company") (NYSE:CTL)
securities during the period between August 8, 2012 and February 14, 2013,
inclusive (the "Class Period").

If you have suffered a net loss from investment in CenturyLink, Inc.
securities purchased on or after August 8, 2012, and held through February 14,
2013, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your
ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at
www.browerpiven.com, by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling
410/415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley
Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined
experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 60 years.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will
be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply
to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than August 5, 2013 and be selected by
the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in
important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a
settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be
selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in
the Company during the Class Period.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants' failure to disclose during the Class
Period that CenturyLink was planning to drastically alter its capital
allocation plans by committing a significant amount of free cash flow to the
repurchase of billions of dollars of its own common stock and by significantly
altering its dividend policy. According to the complaint, following the
Company's February 13, 2013 disclosure that it was cutting its dividend by
over 25% and that the Company's Board of Directors had authorized the
repurchase of up to $2.0 billion of outstanding common stock, the value of
CenturyLink shares declined significantly.

If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial
obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You
need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

CONTACT: Charles J. Piven
         Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
         Stevenson, Maryland
         410/415-6616
         hoffman@browerpiven.com