MONROE, La., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenturyTel, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announces that it is scheduled to participate in the following analyst conferences:

    Gabeilli & Company                             Thursday
    Best Ideas Conference                          December 4, 2008

    J.P. Morgan                                    Friday
    Tenth SMid Cap Conference                      December 5, 2008

    UBS 36th Annual                                Tuesday
    Global Media and Communications Conference     December 9, 2008

Conference hosts may provide webcast availability in some cases. For information regarding the specific presentation times and webcast availability, please visit the Investor Calendar on CenturyTel's Investor Relations Web site at Participation in these conferences is subject to change. Therefore, please check the company's Investor Calendar prior to the conference.

CenturyTel (NYSE: CTL) is a leading provider of communications, high-speed Internet and entertainment services in small-to-mid-size cities through our broadband and fiber transport networks. Included in the S&P 500 Index, CenturyTel delivers advanced communications with a personal touch to customers in 25 states. Visit us at

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