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Press Release -- October 30th, 2012
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Provides Data Center and Security Solutions to Ballerina Laboratories

Enables healthcare and hygiene products manufacturer to share

Oct 30, 2012

Santiago, Chile, October 30, 2012Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that Ballerina Laboratories, a healthcare and hygiene products company, will rely on Level 3’s data center and security solutions to optimize the performance, security and availability of its IT infrastructure.

Ballerina, based in Santiago, Chile, needed a service provider that could enable accelerated performance for its operations in order to meet the high demand for the company’s products in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

“Enterprise Resource Planning and security are critically important to us,” said Cristian Meza, infrastructure manager for Ballerina Laboratories. “Ballerina Laboratories is committed to meeting the high demand for personal hygiene and consumer products in our markets. We have to keep our systems and processes always operating, and Level 3’s solutions provide us with a safe and reliable network that allows us to protect and back up our information.”

Level 3’s reliable and scalable network provides safe intersystem data traffic and continuous data migration from one storage platform to another. With Level 3’s solutions, Ballerina will reduce its security risks, increase its safety standards, and benefit from reliable data backup to protect its information.

“With our global network and data center infrastructure, we are able to address Ballerina’s business challenges by protecting their information and meeting their increasing ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) needs,” said David Iacobucci, Level 3’s head of Sales in Chile. “We assist our customers in the creation and development of their IT strategies, enabling them to reach the flexibility and independence needed to focus on their critical business processes.”

For more information about Level 3’s data center services, please visit:
http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/manage-value-add/data-center-services/data-center-management-hosting-services/

About Ballerina Laboratories Ballerina Laboratories was founded in 1957, with the objective of offering our customers the best combined price and quality. Our team is comprised of 400 rigorously qualified professionals, prepared to confront ongoing and demanding technological, as well as market innovations. We are currently present not only throughout Chile – supermarkets and pharmacies, wholesalers, distributors and traditional customers – but also abroad. It is important to note additionally, that with Agricola Ballerina we have expanded our business through the offering of dried fruits, expanding our exports to the European market and to destinations in Asia and America. For more information, please visit http://www.ballerina.cl

About Level 3 Communications Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.  For more information, visit www.level3.com.

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.

The information contained under the caption “About Ballerina Laboratories” has been provided by Ballerina Laboratories, which is solely responsible for its content.

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:                                                                      Investors: Richard Larris                                                          Mark Stoutenberg North America                                                         + 1 720-888-2518 +1 973-937-0153                                                    Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com Richard.Larris@Level3.com

Paula Vivo Latin America +55 11-3957-2424 Paula.vivo@level3.com

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