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Press Release -- April 2nd, 2012
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Pledges Support in “10,000 Jobs Challenge,” Demonstrates Commitment to Help Veterans and Military Spouses Find Employment

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it is joining the 10,000 Jobs Challenge with Milicruit, Military Officers Association (MOAA), DirectEmployers Association and businesses across the U.S. to help service members, veterans and military spouses find employment. Level 3's participation underscores the company's long-standing commitment to helping those who have served and defended our nation find rewarding careers as they transition into civilian life.

Level 3 is making a concerted effort to stand behind our nation's veterans by actively seeking out employment opportunities for them, within the company and with other companies. The company seeks to increase veteran hiring through partnering with transition assistance programs, veteran's employment organizations, and monthly recruitment outreach programs.

In addition to supporting the 10,000 Jobs Challenge, Level 3 is actively involved in recruiting events for veterans where company representatives help connect current and former military personnel and their spouses to appropriate open positions inside the company. Level 3 representatives provide coaching and education on best practices in submitting job applications, as well as resume- and career-building tips, helping veterans and their spouses better position themselves for success. The company actively participates in supporting service members from all branches of the military, whether transitioning from active duty or serving in the Guard or Reserves.

"Supporting our veterans in finding a rewarding career after serving in the military is important to our executive leadership and employees – not only because we appreciate their courage and commitment to protecting our country, but because we see it as a smart business investment," said Laurinda Pang, chief Human Resources officer for Level 3. "In addition to having diverse skill sets, our veterans have the dedication, leadership skills and values that translate directly to what we value as a company, and to what makes us successful. We believe that cultivating those characteristics in our employee base by supporting programs like the 10,000 Jobs Challenge can only strengthen our company."

In the next twelve months, Milicruit will increase the overall number of national career fairs it hosts from four events to 12, and will conduct standalone virtual career fairs for soldiers serving overseas. Level 3 plans to participate in all events as an active partner in supporting veteran hiring. In addition, Milicruit will feature two standalone virtual career fairs for military spouses as part of their commitment to the challenge. The first annual military spouse event is scheduled for May 7, 2012, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Employers wishing to join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge can get more information emailing 10k@milicruit.com or visiting www.10000jobs.com.

"We are grateful that Level 3 has stepped up to join the 10,000 Jobs Challenge. Their support and continued focus on helping our veterans connect to careers contributes significantly to reaching our goal and we look forward to their success in hiring veterans and military spouses," said Kevin O'Brien, vice president business development, Milicruit.

Level 3's executive management team is committed to ensuring that our veteran outreach employment efforts afford the nation's veteran workforce the opportunity to be considered for a wide variety of employment opportunities. For more information on specific employment opportunities please visit our Level 3 careers site at www.Level3.com.

About Milicruit

Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans. Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses. Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting. For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit www.veteranscareerfair.com.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.  For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

About MOAA

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation's largest officers association with 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan.

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association is a leading HR consortium of global employers that was formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.  DirectEmployers Association MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association, +1-317-874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers' growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3), Think Ahead, the Level 3 Logo and the Level 3 Think Ahead 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/or other countries.  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.

Website Access to Company Information

Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at http://lvlt.client.shareholder.com/.  Level 3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3 routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

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: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; 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.

Contact Information  
   
   
Media Contacts  
Level 3 Communications Milicruit
Monica Martinez Erica Krutsch
Monica.martinez@level3.com erica.krutsch@ubm.com
720-888-3991 773-687-4315
   
Investor Contacts:  
Level 3 Communications  
Mark Stoutenberg  
720-888-2518  
Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com  

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