DENVER, August 15, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced the appointment of Scott Macintosh as Qwest’s vice president for North Dakota. Macintosh will be based in Bismarck and report to Chuck Ward, Qwest’s regional vice president, policy and law.

"Scott Macintosh knows North Dakota and has excelled as Qwest's director of regulatory affairs," said Ward. "His commitment to making North Dakota a better place to live – through his community involvement – is exceeded only by his commitment to meeting the needs of Qwest's customers. He's a proven leader with the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to help take our company to the next level in North Dakota."

Macintosh has worked for Qwest and its predecessors in various capacities since 1974. Since 1998, he has directed Qwest's regulatory affairs in North Dakota. Prior to that he was a Manager of Public Affairs in Grand Forks and earlier in his career, was a business office/service center Supervisor.

"The telecommunications landscape in North Dakota has rapidly evolved into a highly competitive market, and I look forward to the challenge of providing the products and services our customers want and deserve," said Macintosh. "I bring solid working relationships with the North Dakota Public Service Commission to the job and look forward to working closely with the commissioners to provide outstanding customer service in North Dakota.""

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