Denver, September 11, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) will release third quarter 2006 earnings and operational highlights on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at approximately 7 a.m. EST.

Qwest will host a conference call Oct. 31, 2006, at 9 a.m. EST. 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 third quarter results.

You can access a live audio webcast or a replay of the webcast at:

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