DENVER, September 25, 2001 - Qwest Communications will release third quarter results on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at approximately 7:00 a.m. EST.

Qwest will host a conference call with financial analysts on October 31 at 9:00 a.m. EST. You may access a live audio webcast or a replay of the call at www.qwest.com/about/investor/meetings.

The call will feature Joseph P. Nacchio, Qwest?s chairman and CEO and Robin R. Szeliga, Qwest?s executive vice president of finance and CFO who will jointly provide the company?s perspective on the business and third quarter 2001 results.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 113,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.


This conference call may contain projections and other forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility of Qwest?s stock price, intense competition in the communications services market, changes in demand for Qwest?s products and services, dependence on new product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment affecting Qwest?s business, delays in Qwest?s ability to provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory, adverse conditions in the economy nationally and within its territory, failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of Qwest and U S WEST. This release may include analysts? estimates and other information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no responsibility. Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts? expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Contact Information
Investor Contact
Lee Wolfe
(800) 567-7296
ir@qwest.net
Media Contact
Tyler Gronbach
(303) 992-2155
tyler.gronbach@qwest.com