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Press Release -- March 22nd, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 selected as Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Employers”

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Military Times selected global telecommunications provider, Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings), for its "Best for Vets: Employers" 2016 rankings. The selection helps veterans and their families identify corporations with a culture and policies supportive of veterans.

Level 3's Focus on Veterans:

  • Level 3 actively recruits military talent at all levels by participating in job fairs, visiting military bases and partnering with numerous veteran-focused programs.
  • Level 3 looks for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce for opportunities ranging from entry-level to senior leadership roles.
  • Level 3 offers a number of training programs, such as Ops Tech Academy and IP Bootcamp, that target veterans for their military-specific skills, attitude and aptitude, and trains them in civilian roles; more than 50 percent of these program participants are veterans.
  • The Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) advises the business on how to best meet the needs of veteran employees and hosts a variety of internal and external events enabling the more than 500 participants to create support groups and communities.

About the Award:

  • "Best for Vets: Employers" 2016 is an editorially independent news project of the Military Times, a publication representing the four major branches of service.
  • The annual initiative evaluates the many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans and spouses, including culture and policies supportive to military veterans.
  • Also included in the consideration set is a survey, consisting of more than 90-questions, used to analyze a company's efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

Key Quotes:
Mary Beth McGrath, senior vice president of talent management at Level 3
"Over the years, we've found exceptional talent among our veterans. Level 3 recruits at military job fairs and bases across the United States because we know many veterans have backgrounds and skills that translate directly to Level 3's core business. We place a high value on working with our internal veteran community and key external stakeholders to make sure we have the right culture – and programs – in place to support veterans. We are honored to be recognized by Military Times, but it is we who are thankful for the service of these men and women."

Brian Harvey, regional president of North America operations at Level 3
"By investing in veterans and establishing an environment that is supportive of their success through both classroom and on-the-job training, we are preparing those that come to work with us with the skills and tools necessary to make an immediate contribution to the Level 3 team. Our Ops Tech Academy and IP Bootcamp graduates can hit the ground running and blaze a trail toward an exceptional career at Level 3."

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About Military Times
The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.

About Sightline Media Group
Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media, was established in 1940 as Army Times Publishing Company, an independent publishing company reporting on military news and information. Since then, the company has expanded into defense and government news, and has launched or acquired more than 13 periodicals and extended its brand globally into the online and broadcasting arenas. Sightline Media Group is a subsidiary of TEGNA Inc. For more information, visit www.sightlinemediagroup.com.

About TEGNA
TEGNA Inc. (TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital, Clipper and Sightline Media Group. For more information, visitwww.TEGNA.com.

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 over 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.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

The information contained under the caption "About Military Times," "About Sightline Media Group" and "About TEGNA" has been provided by Military Times, 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: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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 risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; 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; 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 

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