CenturyLink program recycled more than 3.5 million pounds

          CenturyLink program recycled more than 3.5 million pounds

Recycling efforts one of many environmentally-friendly programs

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., April 14, 2014

MONROE, La., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL)
today announced that its recycling sites collected, securely shredded and
recycled more than 3.5 million pounds of paper in 2013 – saving the equivalent
of almost 30,000 trees. In addition to paper, CenturyLink's program recycles a
wide range of materials, including metal reels, copper-based materials,
precious metals and electronics.

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"CenturyLink's recycling program is one of many programs designed to lessen
our impact on the environment," said Jennifer Scarpino, CenturyLink's director
of environmental health and safety/business continuity. "We accomplish this
through environmental health and safety management programs, collaborative
solutions, resources and waste management, technological transformation and
climate preparedness."

Additional CenturyLink environmental initiatives and achievements include:

  oDevelopment of targets to reduce direct (exhaust) CO2e by 20 percent by
    2024 and indirect (electricity) by terabyte of throughput by 25 percent by
  oParticipation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star
    3.0's Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement.
  oInstallation of Bloom Energy fuel cells to generate up to 500 kilowatts of
    clean, reliable power for one of CenturyLink's California data centers.
  oReceipt of the Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Silver Award for the
    CenturyLink Technology Services LO3 London Docklands data center.

Additional information on these initiatives can be found in the company's 2013
Corporate Social Responsibility brochure.

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.centurytel.com
Contact: Mark Molzen, 602-716-3389, mark.molzen@centurylink.com
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