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Press Release -- March 8th, 2017
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Celebrates Women in Technology for International Women’s Day

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, global communications providerLevel 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is honoring the many achievements and contributions of its leading women in technology. From business and cultural thought leaders to cybersecurity experts who are positively influencing the role of technology in our lives, Level 3 salutes the women in tech who are driving their professions forward and helping to pave the way for those who follow.

Learn more about Level 3's diversity and inclusion initiatives:http://www.level3.com/~/media/files/careers/en_corp_diversityinclusionreport.pdf?la=en.

Level 3's Women in Technology Thought Leadership

  • Diversity Is a Journey, Not a Destination. When enterprises speak about diversity, the conversation often revolves around an end goal, a particular stat or percentage related to the workforce or an idea of what the company should look like. However, diversity by its own definition is the state of being diverse; and includes a range of different things. In this blog, Mary Beth McGrath, SVP of Global Talent Management, explains why diversity is not a destination.
  • Women Thought Leaders Share Insights on Digital Transformation. No industry is immune to the pressures arising from the digital economy –from healthcare and retail to the government, businesses and organizations are in the midst of a transformation that is putting extraordinary pressure on IT resources to deliver a differentiated customer experience. This playlist includes perspectives from thought leaders across Level 3 on how industries are adapting.
  • The Faces of Cybersecurity are Changing. Despite the common portrayal we see in television and movies, there's no one-size-fits-all in cybersecurity. Level 3's women leaders reflect a more realistic image of the cybersecurity space in these videos – and emphasize the importance of diversity in bridging the tech skills gap.

Follow the work of Level 3's leading women in technology on Twitter, on the blog Net_Formation and on Level 3's YouTube channel.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Stephanie Walkenshaw

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-3084

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stephanie.walkenshaw@level3.com

mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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