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Press Release -- April 3rd, 2013
Source: Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Named “Service Provider of the Year” at Network Computing Awards

LONDON, April 3, 2013  /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it has been honoured as “Service Provider of the Year” at the 2013 Network Computing Awards.


The awards, voted on by Network Computing’s readers, recognise the companies and solutions that have been most impressive in helping organisations maximise the use of their networks. The award given to Level 3 recognises all-around excellence and leadership in the service provider sector.

“To be recognized as ‘Service Provider of the Year’ by Network Computing’s readership is a true honor,” said James Heard, Level 3’s regional president of EMEA. “We design and operate our network for optimal performance and collaborate with our customers to maximise the value we deliver to them, and we believe this award is a result of those efforts.”

“Network Computing readers are the IT professionals running networks and purchasing the products and services that enable and protect these networks,” said Ray Smyth, Editor, Network Computing. “Each year, they vote to determine Network Computing Award winners to recognize the products, services and companies have made a positive impact on the industry, and Level 3 should be proud that, of all nominees, our readers have voted to name the company ‘Service Provider of the Year.'”

Network Computing magazine is one of the U.K.’s longest established computer networking magazines, read by 17,500 industry professionals who buy and use networking hardware, software and related services.

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit

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 500 markets in 55 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

Website Access to Company Information

Level 3 maintains a corporate website at, and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at 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; maintain and increase traffic on its network; 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; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; 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; 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
EMEA Media: Investors:
Beatrice Martin-Vignerte Mark Stoutenberg
+44 (0) 330 060 7342 +1 720-888-2518
U.S. Media:
Monica Martinez
+1 720-888-3991

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