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Press Release -- June 9th, 2014
Source: Level 3 Communications
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CAIXA SEGUROS Group Unveils New Customer Data Security and Resiliency Capabilities

Expands Relationship with Level 3, Selecting Data Center in São Paulo to Enhance Information Up-time, Security and Disaster Recovery for CAIXA SERGUROS’ Nine Million Customers

Jun 9, 2014

SÃO PAULO, June 09, 2014 -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced that it has been selected to manage the contingency site of CAIXA SEGUROS Group as part of an expanded contract with the organization. According to the agreement, Level 3 will manage a disaster recovery solution between Cotia, São Paulo, and the Group’s primary site in Brasília.

CAIXA SEGUROS will use Level 3’s data center as a new operational contingency site in the event of business-impacting disasters to ensure the security and resiliency of its customers’ information. While Level 3 already provides storage solutions for the group, the expanded agreement offers CAIXA SEGUROS protected data storage in a facility with the network accessibility and power reliability necessary to provide seamless service to its nine million customers worldwide. Level 3 will be responsible for managing the contingency site, while the infrastructure team of CAIXA SEGUROS will focus on the internal demand related to insurance and other services provided by the company.

“With this Level 3 data center acting as a contingency site for critical customer information and services, we can assure even more availability and security for our customers. In the event of a cut off in the Group’s main system, the backup environment will automatically be activated, avoiding technology failure or any service disruption for our customers,” said Dominique Dieuzaide, CIO for CAIXA SEGUROS.

“The intelligent contingency plan developed by Level 3 to CAIXA SEGUROS brought an awareness in the internal IT staff for the consumption of professional services, while optimizing the productivity of the area," said Lincoln Moreira, Executive Manager of Infrastructure for CAIXA SEGUROS.

CAIXA SEGUROS is a private organization dedicated to protection in the insurance, social security, capitalization, consortium, health and dental insurance industries. CNP Assurances, a leader in the insurance market based in France, and Caixa Econômica Federal, one of the largest federally owned banks in Brazil, are shareholders of the company.

“The implementation of these services on a mainframe platform for CAIXA SEGUROS demonstrates Level 3’s ability to support the growing need among enterprises for efficient, reliable and secure access to critical data even in the most dire of circumstances,” said Marcos Malfatti, senior vice president of Sales for Level 3 in Brazil. “For this kind of project, complete confidence between customer and supplier is crucial. We are delighted to know that CAIXA SEGUROS trusts the work and professionalism of Level 3 enough to grow our relationship.”

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About CAIXA SEGUROS Group 
The fifth largest insurance group in Brazil, CAIXA SEGUROS Group is a private management organization, comprising five companies. Having a complete and democratic portfolio, the Company offers Brazilians more than 40 options of insurance, social security, syndicate, capitalization and health and dental insurance products. Last year it reported R$ 7,9 billion [BRL] in invoices. For further information on the company, please visit www.caixaseguros.com.br.

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 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com 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 CAIXA SEGUROS Group” has been provided by CAIXA SEGUROS Group, 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: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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
Media:                                                              Investors:
Ashley Pritchard                                                Mark Stoutenberg
+1 720-888-5950                                                + 1 720-888-2518
Ashley.Pritchard@level3.com                                      Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

Paula Vivo
Latin America
+55 11-3957-2424
Paula.Vivo@Level3.com

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