CenturyLink names Vernon Irvin vice president of sales for small and midsized business customers

CenturyLink names Vernon Irvin vice president of sales for small and midsized
                              business customers

PR Newswire

DENVER, March 3, 2014

DENVER, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has named
Vernon Irvin as vice president-sales within CenturyLink's Business Solutions
Group. Irvin oversees the sales team that supports small and midsized business
customers with bundled voice, data and Internet connectivity solutions, cloud
products and outsourced IT support.

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Irvin, most recently a sales executive at Time Warner Cable, Inc., is
responsible for CenturyLink's revenue growth in the small and midsized
business segment. Irvin sets sales strategies to expand relationships with
current customers and attract new customers by delivering business-friendly
solutions bundles, including the recently launched Managed Office, a user
friendly, fully managed IT services, cloud and communications network bundle
delivered with an enhanced customer care model featuring product managers who
coordinate customer installations and training.

"I am pleased to join CenturyLink, and I am motivated to help businesses excel
with a mix of reliable, high-speed voice and data networks, cloud-based
business applications, and other cloud, hosting and colocation services," said
Irvin. "CenturyLink's unique product portfolio addresses each point on the
continuum as business customers shift from legacy infrastructure to more
advanced technologies including converged IP voice and data networks,
cloud-based applications, security products and data center-based colocation,
managed hosting and disaster recovery options."

Irvin has more than 30 years of leadership and sales experience in IT and
telecommunications, holding leadership positions at VeriSign, Inc., American
Management Systems, XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc., British
Telecommunications and additional telecommunications, digital media and IT

Irvin earned a bachelor's degree in information systems from the University of
Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is located in Denver.

More information about CenturyLink products and solutions for businesses can
be found at www.centurylink.com/business.

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

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Meme Moore, +1-303-992-2527, Meme.moore@centurylink.com
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