DENVER, August 15, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced the appointment of Judy Peppler as Qwest's vice president for Oregon. Peppler will be based in Portland and report to Barbara Wilson, Qwest's regional vice president for policy & law.

"Judy Peppler will be a tremendous asset for the state of Oregon and a great leader for Qwest's Oregon team," said Wilson. "She's a telecommunications industry veteran with the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to help drive Qwest's commitment to operational excellence in Oregon."

Peppler is taking over for Larry Huss, who is moving to Qwest headquarters in Denver. Huss will serve as vice president for regulatory law in the company's policy and law division and report directly to Steve Davis, Qwest's senior vice president of Policy and Law.

Peppler has more than 13 years of telecommunications experience and had previously served as the vice president for North Dakota. She began her career in Boise, Idaho as an installation and maintenance crew supervisor back in 1987 and has also held several public policy and community relations positions. Peppler holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from Arizona State University and a masters of business administration from Boise State University.

"I'm excited about the tremendous opportunities that Qwest can bring to Oregon," said Peppler. "The communications industry has played a critical role in Oregon's growth and prosperity; I plan on helping Qwest play an even larger role going forward. In addition to bringing high-speed broadband Internet communications to businesses and consumers, I'm especially looking forward to delivering the best service possible for Qwest's customers in Oregon."

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