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Press Release -- May 24th, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications
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CivilianJobs.com Recognizes Level 3 as a 2016 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military® Winner

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has been recognized as a Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military® by CivilianJobs.com, where America's military connects with civilian careers, for the fourth year in a row. The MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

Level 3's Focus on Veterans:

  • Level 3 recruits military talent at all levels by participating in job fairs, visiting military bases and partnering with schools, military workforce sectors and veteran-focused programs.
  • Level 3 employs veterans in diverse roles ranging from entry-level to senior leadership.
  • More than half of the participants in Level 3 training programs like Ops Tech Academy and IP Bootcamp are veterans who have been selected because of their military-specific skills, attitude and aptitude
  • Level 3 provides a Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG), comprised of 500 members. The VERG advises the business on how to best meet the needs of veteran employees and hosts a variety of internal and external events where members can connect, create support groups and communities.

About the Award:

  • Winners of the 2016 MVE for Military were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans to meet the needs of military service members and veterans.
  • The award was open to all U.S.-based companies.

Key Quotes:
John Ryan, Chief Legal Officer, Level 3
"At Level 3, we recognize the value our dedicated military personnel can bring to the workforce. Their training, skills and life experience is a huge asset to our team and we thank them for their service. We place a high value on working with our internal and external veteran stakeholders to make sure our veteran hires are joining an organization that values them, understands where they have been and what they have to offer in their civilian careers."

Tim Best, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc., parent company of CivilianJobs.com
"I congratulate the employers recognized as MVEs today and further thank all of them for their commitment to our country's veterans and military personnel. This year's list of Most Valuable Employers for Military winners is a testament to the variety of companies and industries that make it an annual goal to hire transitioning military and veterans. These companies truly embrace and value the level of talent ingrained in each military-experienced job seeker."

Additional Resources:

About MVE
The CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. The MVE recognition is produced by CivilianJobs.com, where America's military connects with civilian careers. CivilianJobs.com, with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

About Military Transition News (MTN)
Published since 2005, Military Transition News is a bi-monthly multi-media publication (print / email / web) featuring practical information for job seekers, including resume and interviewing tips, transition planning and strategy recommendations, company profiles, and advice from transition experts. MTN is distributed to military bases worldwide via military transition classes, through Military Transition Offices (TAP and ACAP), military hospitals, USO centers and email distribution.

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 MVP" and "Military Transition News (MTN)" has been provided by Military Transition News, 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  

Level 3 Communications

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