DENVER, November 16, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q), the broadband communications company, today announced the appointment of Gordon Martin as executive vice president of global wholesale markets, replacing Greg Casey, who is retiring in January. Martin will report to Afshin Mohebbi, Qwest?s president and chief operating officer.

Martin joins Qwest from AFN Communications, where he was president and chief executive officer. He has directed growth for facilities-based network companies for more than 15 years, and he has held a variety of senior management positions at WorldCom, Williams Corporation, Digital Frontiers and WilTel.

?We are delighted to have Gordon join the Qwest senior executive team,? said Mohebbi. ?His long list of accomplishments and his experience and knowledge of wholesale markets are vital as we build on our undisputed leadership in this segment of the market.

?We also thank Greg Casey for his many contributions and wish him the best. He will work closely with me and Gordon on a number of key projects until his retirement in January of 2002.?

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