LONDON, February 23, 2010
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced the hiring of Daniel Sjoberg as vice president of Strategy, Business Development and Marketing for European Markets. Sjoberg is based at the company's European headquarters in London and reports to James Heard, president of European Markets. Sjoberg brings more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications and strategy to Level 3.
"Daniel is a strong addition to the European Markets team, bringing a wealth of knowledge in telecommunications, technology and extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa," said Heard. "In addition, he has a valuable knowledge of markets in which Level 3 will look to develop connections in 2010."
"As a leading provider of fiber-based communications, Level 3 has a strong reputation for delivering reliable, highly scalable telecommunications solutions," said Sjoberg. "I'm looking forward to working closely with the European Markets team to build upon that foundation to expand Level 3's international presence in the coming year."
Prior to joining the European Markets team, Sjoberg spent more than a decade with TeliaSonera, most recently as head of the company's International Carrier's Strategy & Business Development. Sjoberg was responsible for the company's international expansion strategies, business development, new ventures and strategic alliances.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.
Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements 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. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3's ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the company's ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of 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.