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Press Release -- September 12th, 2013
Source: Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Honored as “Top Company of the Year in Telecom” by ColoradoBiz Magazine

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it has been honored as the “Top Company of the Year in Telecom” at the ColoradoBiz Magazine 26th Annual Top Company Awards.


The ColoradoBiz Top Company Awards are evaluated based on a company’s financial performance, significant achievements and involvement in the local community. Companies may be nominated in 12 different categories and must be headquartered or have a strong presence within Colorado. The top companies are subsequently selected by a panel of respected local business professionals.

Level 3 was recognized for its leadership in developing and managing an innovative, continuously upgradable, global fiber optic communications network. In Colorado, approximately 1,000 metro route miles connect hundreds of buildings directly to the Level 3 network, providing local customers with on-net access to Level 3’s advanced telecommunications services to support the complex and dynamic demands of business today.

“Colorado has been home to Level 3 for nearly 15 years and we are honored to be recognized as the ‘Top Company of the Year in Telecommunications’ by ColoradoBiz Magazine,” said Laurinda Pang, Level 3’s chief human resources officer. “The combination of a highly educated workforce and demonstrated technology leadership continue to make Colorado the right fit for Level 3 to deliver on our commitment to providing efficient, reliable and secure global network services with a superior customer experience.”

“Level 3’s innovative communications network, strong business performance and dedication to the Colorado business community have set it apart,” said Gigi Sukin, associate editor of ColoradoBiz Magazine. “The ‘Top Company Awards’ are highly competitive, highlighting exceptional companies, and Level 3’s selection demonstrates its outstanding position as both a leader in telecommunications and a Colorado-based company to admire.”

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

About ColoradoBiz Magazine
ColoradoBiz is the state’s well-respected and long-standing (published continually for 34+ years) business-to-business publication written for business professionals charged with managing and leading their companies.

Owned by Wiesner Media, ColoradoBiz is a monthly magazine dedicated to covering the booming Colorado economy, business, finance, high-technology and other fields. Continually published for over 38 years, ColoradoBiz is the state’s preeminent business publication and media franchise. The monthly magazine is complimented by a business news web site and events schedule that enables readers and advertisers easy access to all-things-business in Colorado.

The primary mission of ColoradoBiz is to inform and educate the region’s business professionals about the issues, people, businesses, and management trends at the forefront of influencing economic conditions in Colorado and the West.

About Level 3 Communications
About Level 3 Communications (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 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, please visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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.

The information contained under the caption “About ColoradoBiz Magazine” has been provided by ColoradoBiz Magazine, 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; 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
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Kimmie Greene Mark Stoutenberg
 +1 720-888-7877  +1 720-888-2518

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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