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Press Release -- September 4th, 2013
Source: Level 3 Communications

Praxair Colombia Selects Level 3 to Enhance Operational Efficiency and Security

BOGOTA, Colombia, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Praxair Colombia, a regional subsidiary of Praxair, Inc, one of the largest industrial gas companies in the world. The new agreement expands Level 3’s existing relationship with the company, adding a range of telecommunications services that enhance Praxair Colombia’s operational efficiency and security, supporting its continued development of innovative products and services that meet its customers’ needs.

A regional leader in industrial and medical gases, Praxair Colombia has selected Level 3 as its provider for IP telephony, dedicated Internet access (DIA), managed security and data center services, enhancing network connectivity and security throughout all of its national locations.

“We are continuously focused on finding sustainable ways of improving productivity, whether that’s through delivering gas services that increase manufacturing plant efficiency or by just helping our customers breathe easier. Using Level 3’s services to boost our own communications efficiencies improves our ability to pursue this goal, and we are pleased that by working with Level 3 we’ll be able to deliver an even better experience for our customers while simultaneously driving down operational overhead,” said Carlos Alzate, systems head for Praxair Colombia.

“The robustness of our global IP network, advanced communications services and secure data centers, coupled with the expertise of our technical professionals, offers a compelling communications solution for today’s global organizations, and this agreement demonstrates our persistent growth in the enterprise sector,” said Luis Carlos Guerrero, sales vice president for Level 3’s Andean region.  “We are delighted that our services will help Praxair Colombia improve its operational efficiencies and network security, ultimately supporting its continued expansion and development within the region.”

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About Praxair
With annual sales for over US$11.2 billion and 26 thousand employees in 50 countries, Praxair works on an ongoing basis helping their customers improve the quality of their products, reducing inputs and optimizing their productive processes. Praxair is present in every region of the world with affiliates of its own or by means of strategic alliances. Over 800 plants located throughout Europe, Asia, and Central America, make it the largest industrial gases company of North and South America, thus becoming worldwide leader in the CO2 and Helium markets. Praxair provides comprehensive solutions for industries worldwide. For more information about Praxair visit:

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (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 500markets 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.

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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 Praxair” has been provided by Praxair, 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.

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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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