DENVER, February 28, 2006 - Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced today that directors Philip F. Anschutz and Cannon Y. Harvey have decided they will not stand for re-election to Qwest's board at the company?s upcoming annual meeting.

Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, said: "As Qwest's founder, Phil Anschutz brought great vision and leadership to the company. We want to thank both Phil and Cy Harvey for their years of dedication, hard work and insight."

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