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Press Release -- September 26th, 2019
Source: CenturyLink
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CenturyLink Completes Private Offering of Level 3 Financing Senior Notes

MONROE, La., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global technology leader CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) announced that Level 3 Financing, Inc., its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary ("Level 3 Financing"), entered into an indenture (the "Indenture") with The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee, in connection with Level 3 Financing's issuance of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Notes due 2027 (the "Notes").

The net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with cash on hand, will be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, to redeem all of Level 3 Financing's $240 million outstanding aggregate principal amount of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2021, all of Level 3 Parent, LLC's $600 millionoutstanding aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Notes due 2022 and $160 million of Level 3 Financing's $1 billion in outstanding principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022.

The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of Level 3 Financing, ranking equal in right of payment with all other senior unsecured obligations of Level 3 Financing. Level 3 Financing's direct parent, Level 3 Parent, LLC ("Level 3 Parent"), has guaranteed the Notes on an unsecured basis.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience. Learn more at http://news.centurylink.com/.

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SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

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