Denver, November 9, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and the Minnesota Vikings today announced a new sponsorship agreement that names Qwest the ?Official Communications Services Provider of the Minnesota Vikings?.

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and the Minnesota Vikings today announced a new sponsorship agreement that names Qwest the ?Official Communications Services Provider of the Minnesota Vikings?.

?We are very pleased to announce we are partnering with a world-class organization such as Qwest,? said Steve LaCroix, Minnesota Vikings vice president, sales and marketing. ?The Vikings? training facility will be set up exclusively with Qwest services, which will allow staff and players to enjoy the ease, convenience and reliability of Qwest High-Speed Internet, DIRECTV® service and Qwest Digital Voice.?

In addition to recognition as the official communications services provider of the Minnesota Vikings, the agreement includes Qwest?s increased support for local Vikings charities and community events in Minnesota.

For the 2007-2008 season, Qwest will co-sponsor the Viking Children?s Fund Golf Tournament, which benefits the team?s in-house charity, and will be the title sponsor of ?Vikings Community Tuesdays,? the community outreach efforts led by Minnesota Vikings players.

?Qwest is proud to be a sponsor of the Minnesota Vikings, and?through our world-class communications services?help bring more football to the Vikings? training facility and Minnesota communities,? said John Stanoch, Qwest Minnesota state president. ?Qwest is also thrilled to work with the Vikings to promote community programs and charitable activities. We look forward to a solid partnership with the Vikings?a win not only for Qwest, but also for Vikings fans and Minnesotans.

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