PHOENIX – As part of its commitment to the local community and to assist families in need during the holiday season, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will provide free turkeys to attendees during the “21st Annual South Phoenix McDonald's Thanksgiving Celebration.” Since 2000, CenturyLink has been a proud partner of the annual celebration, which is hosted by local McDonald's Owner/Operator Julian Nabozny and serves thousands of families on Thanksgiving morning.

CenturyLink employees have provided more than 4,300 free turkeys to members of the community over the past 14 years, and this year will provide an additional 300 to families. In addition to the free turkeys, event attendees can enjoy free breakfast and live entertainment by local musicians at the McDonald's restaurant located on Central and Southern Avenues (6005 Central Avenue) from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Nov. 27.

“We look forward to this event every year, and we are once again excited to celebrate Thanksgiving morning with the community and to engage with families during this celebration," said Ken McMahon, vice president of Enterprise Sales for CenturyLink in Phoenix.

CenturyLink employees participate in a variety of initiatives during the holiday season to give back to the community and to help those in need. These initiatives include holiday canned food and toy drives, stuffing stockings for children and providing gifts to students at select elementary schools.

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.