DENVER, JULY 8, 2005 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) will release second quarter 2005 earnings and operational highlights on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at approximately 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Qwest will host a conference call August 2, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. This call will feature Richard C. Notebaert, chairman and CEO, and Oren G. Shaffer, vice chairman and CFO, who will jointly provide the company?s perspective on second quarter results.

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About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With approximately 40,000 employees, Qwest is committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at