DENVER, November 17, 1998 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NASDAQ: QWST) today announced Michael P. Tarpey has been named senior vice president of worldwide communications. He will report to Joseph P. Nacchio, president and CEO of Qwest, and will be based at Qwest headquarters in Denver.

Tarpey will be directing the external and internal communications for the company, including public relations and employee communications. Prior to joining Qwest, Tarpey served as senior vice president of worldwide public relations for NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. Previously, he held a variety of marketing communications, public relations and sales operations assignments for AT&T Corp.

"Michael brings a strong knowledge of the information technology market place and broad experience at the executive level managing the communications operations for other large corporations. He is uniquely qualified to lead our communications efforts," said Joseph P. Nacchio, president and CEO for Qwest

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. is a multimedia communications company and one of the fastest growing companies in America today. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Qwest has approximately 6,000 employees and over 80 sales offices worldwide. With its world-class data and multimedia network, marketing expertise and customer care and billing systems, Qwest is delivering high-quality data, video and voice connectivity securely and reliably to customers around the world.


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Tyler Gronbach
(303) 992-2155
tyler.gronbach@qwest.com