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Qwest Communications Appoints Dan Yost Executive Vice President of Product & Marketing

DENVER, June 24, 2004 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that Dan Yost has been named executive vice president of product and marketing, effective June 28, 2004. Yost will report to Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO.

Yost, 55, who has more than 30 years of telecommunications experience, joins Qwest from Allegiance Telecom, Inc., a facilities-based national local exchange carrier, where he served as the company?s president and chief operating officer. While with Allegiance, Yost directed the company?s day-to-day operations, which included the delivery of telecommunications services, including local, long-distance, international calling, high-speed data transmission and Internet services and a full suite of customer premise communications equipment and service offerings to small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. In addition, he has also held senior management positions at several technology companies, including AT&T Wireless, McCaw Cellular Communications, MetroCel Cellular, Inc., and NETCOM Online Communications.

?I am extremely pleased to be joining Qwest, one of the industry?s leading providers of telecommunications services. I look forward to assisting Dick and the team in expanding the portfolio of consumer and business communications offerings and leveraging the company?s unique blend of local and national network assets to deliver new high-growth services such as VoIP,? said Yost.

Yost will be replacing Patricia Engels, who after leading the company?s wholesale and product and marketing operations, has decided to pursue other senior leadership positions outside of Qwest following an orderly transition period.

?I am pleased with the progress we have made over the last two years and wish the company well in the future,? said Engels.

?Dan?s wealth of experience will help Qwest expand its competitive market position and identify new services to deliver to customers,? said Notebaert. ?We would also like to thank Pat for her nearly two years of service and leadership. Pat?s experience in creating customer-focused cultures was extremely helpful as we introduced the Spirit of Service in the communities we serve across the U.S.?

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to more than 25 million customers. The company?s 46,000 employees are committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at

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