Hussain to lead product and technology development function

MONROE, La., Oct. 28, 2014 -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has named Aamir Hussain executive vice president and chief technology officer. Hussain most recently worked in the Netherlands as Liberty Global's managing director and chief technology officer for Europe.

Hussain and his team will be responsible for design and delivery of next generation products, services and technologies critical to achieving the company's strategic growth priorities. He will report to Glen Post, CenturyLink's chief executive officer and president.

"Our industry continues to evolve, and we remain focused on investing accordingly to expand and grow our company to meet our customers' needs. As a global leader in network, managed hosting and cloud services, we must continue our evolution to IP-enabled network services, cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions. Aamir's extensive knowledge of our industry, as well as his understanding of demand for solutions brought about by innovation, will help us continue to provide value to our customers, shareholders and employees," Post said.

Hussain will play a key leadership role in automating and scaling CenturyLink's strategic products, creating a seamless customer experience, optimizing service delivery and rationalizing company platforms and technologies.

Prior to Liberty Global, Hussain was senior vice president and chief technology officer at Covad Communications. He has held other leadership and technology design roles throughout his career at TELUS, Qwest, BellSouth, Samsung and Motorola.

He graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He also has a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"CenturyLink is uniquely positioned to provide a great combination of network and cloud services to enterprise customers," Hussain said. "I am excited to join CenturyLink's management team and I'm looking forward to strengthening its position as a next generation IT services and cloud infrastructure provider."

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.