Denver, November 28, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced today that Thomas J. McLoughlin has been appointed vice president, consumer marketing, effective Dec. 11. McLoughlin will be based in Denver, reporting directly to Laura Sankey, Qwest executive vice president, marketing and communications.

"Tom is a strong leader and an innovative marketing professional who will bring to Qwest his passion for putting customers first," said Sankey. "Tom's experience in bringing brands to life for customers fits perfectly with Qwest's goals, and we look forward to his leadership in new and exciting marketing campaigns."

In his new role, McLoughlin will have responsibility for strategy and execution of the company's consumer marketing programs.

McLoughlin joins Qwest with significant professional experience in consumer-based marketing and advertising programs. Most recently, he served as brand director for Miller Brewing Company, where he was responsible for the repositioning of the company's Miller High Life and Icehouse brands. Prior to that, he worked in brand management at Coors Brewing Company, Unilever and Pepperidge Farm, Inc., and as a project engineer for The Dannon Company.

McLoughlin received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business.

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