DENVER, June 20, 2005 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and its Qwest Corporation (QC) and Qwest Services Corporation (QSC) subsidiaries, collectively the "Companies," announced today the pricing information for the previously announced cash tender offers to purchase any and all of QC's 6 5/8% Notes due 2005 and 6 1/8% Notes due 2005 and QSC's 13.00% Senior Subordinated Secured Notes due 2007. Holders who validly tender and do not validly withdraw their notes prior to 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 20, 2005 (the "Early Participation Payment Deadline"), will receive the Total Consideration indicated in the table below, which includes an Early Participation Payment of $25.00. Holders who validly tender their notes after the Early Participation Payment Deadline, but prior to midnight EDT on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 (the "Expiration Time"), will only receive the Tender Offer Consideration indicated in the table below, which is equal to the Total Consideration minus the Early Participation Payment of $25.00.
The following table sets forth a summary of certain information relating to the tender offers:
|QC 6 5/8% Notes
August 31, 2005
|QC 6 1/8% Notes
November 15, 2005
|QSC 13.00% Notes
November 30, 2005
|* Per $1,000 principal amount of notes accepted for purchase.|
Holders who have validly tendered notes prior to the Early Participation Payment Deadline will receive payment on the initial payment date, which is expected to be June 21, 2005.
Holders of notes that have been validly tendered following the Early Participation Payment Deadline, but prior to the Expiration Time, will receive payment on the final payment date, which is expected to be promptly after the Expiration Time.
The tender offers will expire at the Expiration Time, unless terminated or extended. The tender offers are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions. The tender offers are not subject to the receipt of any minimum amount of tenders. Accrued interest up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date will be paid in cash on all validly tendered and accepted notes.
Merrill Lynch and Co. and Deutsche Bank Securities are the Dealer Managers for the tender offers. Questions regarding the tender offers may be directed to Merrill Lynch at (888) ML4-TNDR (US toll-free) and (212) 449-4914 (collect) or Deutsche Bank Securities at (212) 250-4270 (collect).
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