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"CenturyLink Technology Solutions" represents combined value of organization's broad set of secure colocation, managed services, cloud, network and hybrid IT offerings

MONROE, La., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that Savvis, its data hosting segment, will deliver its services under the name CenturyLink Technology Solutions effective immediately. The alignment between the business unit and parent company represents the combined value that CenturyLink delivers to businesses through its broad set of colocation, managed services, cloud and network offerings.

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"We are pleased to become CenturyLink Technology Solutions, as aligning our brand with CenturyLink demonstrates the deeper ties to the broad portfolio of IT solutions that we collectively deliver for businesses," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of CenturyLink Technology Solutions. "While we are extremely proud of our nearly 20-year legacy operating as Savvis within the industry, we value CenturyLink's extensive market leadership and look forward to operating under one brand to continue helping businesses become more agile, secure and sustainable with integrated solutions that deliver bottom-line results."

CenturyLink Technology Solutions will remain the distinct data hosting operating segment within CenturyLink. Von Deylen added, "Though our name is changing, our customers will continue to be served by the same account teams providing the same excellent levels of service and experience that enterprises have come to expect from us."

CenturyLink expects to continue advancing in its cloud, colocation, managed services and hybrid IT operations, building and expanding data centers in key markets, broadening its managed application suite and innovating its cloud solutions.

About CenturyLink Technology Solutions
CenturyLink Technology Solutions delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com/technology.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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