DENVER, July 15, 2005 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced the resignation of Thomas J. Donohue as a director of the company, effective July 11. Mr. Donohue is currently the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has served as a Qwest director since 2001.

Mr. Donohue said, ?It has been a privilege to work with the directors of Qwest. I look forward to maintaining these associations both personally and through the Chamber.?

Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, said, "Tom brought great perspective and insight to Qwest. We are grateful for his years of service and leadership. His participation will be missed.?

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