Denver, January 13, 1999t Communications International Inc. today announced that Genevieve Morelli has been appointed senior vice president of government affairs and senior associate general counsel, effective February 15, 1999. Previously, Morelli served as the executive vice president and general counsel of the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel) where she managed the 285-member association?s federal and state public policy program.

"I am pleased to welcome Genny to the Qwest team. As a former CompTel board member, I had the pleasure to work with Genny on several important regulatory and policy issues facing the industry," said Joseph P. Nacchio, president and CEO of Qwest. "Her experience and insight provides a strong addition to Qwest as we shape new policies for the rapidly changing communications marketplace."

"In Genny's nine years at CompTel, she has gained enormous respect throughout the communications industry for her diligence, integrity, and firm grasp of myriad complex regulatory issues," said H. Russell Frisby, Jr., CompTel's President. "She has helped steer the association through some of the most turbulent changes that have faced our members, and the breadth and depth of her expertise in federal regulatory issues will serve Qwest exceedingly well. We are disappointed to lose her, however, we are pleased that Qwest is a valued member of CompTel, and we look forward to continuing to work with Genny on issues of common competitive concern."

Morelli will guide all of Qwest?s federal and state regulatory and legislative initiatives. She will report to Drake Tempest, executive vice president and general counsel and will be based in Qwest?s Arlington, VA office.

This release may contain 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 SEC, 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, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, failure to complete the network on schedule and on budget, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks, Qwest?s ability to achieve Year 2000 compliance, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment, and satisfactory negotiation and execution of definitive documentation.

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