Denver, November 3, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today named Kimiaki Ueno president of Qwest Japan. Ueno will be based in Tokyo and will direct Qwest's Japanese expansion efforts and report to Ross Lau, president of international business for Qwest.

Ueno has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in the United States and Japan. He joins Qwest from FLAG Telecom Japan Limited, where he served most recently as president. Ueno also was the representative director and chief executive of MCI International (Japan) Co., Ltd. for eight years.

"Ueno's vast experience and knowledge of the Japanese communications industry will help us quickly identify opportunities and possible partners to accelerate Qwest's entry into the marketplace," said Lau. "He is an excellent addition to our international management team, and we look forward to his leadership as Qwest brings its broadband application and service offerings to customers in Japan."

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