MONROE, La., May 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) announced today that, at the company's annual meeting, shareholders approved changing the company's legal name from CenturyTel, Inc. to CenturyLink, Inc. The company had been operating under the CenturyLink brand name since the second half of 2009.

CenturyLink was selected as the brand name to reflect a forward-looking company that is committed to linking the country together, connecting people and creating opportunities. CenturyLink connects people and businesses with proven, advanced communications solutions that help them live and work better.

The company's stock will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the current CTL symbol.

CenturyLink is a leading provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment and voice 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 is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information on CenturyLink, visit

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