DENVER, April 16, 2009 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on June 12, 2009, to all stockholders of record at the close of business on May 22, 2009.

Qwest will announce first quarter earnings on April 29, 2009, and management will host a live webcast and conference call at 9 a.m. EDT. To access the live interactive call, please dial:
·         888-747-3510 (U.S. Domestic)
·         703-871-3085 (International)
·         Conference ID: 1344663
A live audio and replay of the webcast also will be available at


About Qwest

Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers  a new generation of fiber-optic Internet service, high-speed internet solutions, as well as home phoneVerizon Wireless, and DIRECTV® services.  Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.
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Contact Information
Investor Contact
Kurt Fawkes
Qwest Media Contact
Diane Reberger