MONROE, La., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenturyLink (CenturyTel, Inc., NYSE: CTL) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly cash dividend of $.70 per share, payable on December 15, 2009, to shareholders of record on December 2, 2009.

CenturyLink is a leading provider of high-quality voice, broadband and video services over its advanced communications networks to consumers and businesses in 33 states. CenturyLink, headquartered in Monroe, La., is an S&P 500 Company and expects to be listed in the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information on CenturyLink, visit www.centurylink.com.

Source: CenturyLink

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