Qwest Signs Carrier Sales Contract Worth $60 Million

DENVER - May 4, 1998 - (Nasdaq: QWST)
Qwest Communications today announced it has secured a three-year, $60 million sales contract with an undisclosed major carrier. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest will provide the customer DS3, OC3 and OC12 capacity on the nationwide Qwest Macro CapacitySM Fiber Network.

?As Qwest builds out more of its state-of-the-art nationwide network and obtains transatlantic capacity to Europe, more and more companies are choosing Qwest for their network capacity,? said Gregory M. Casey, senior vice president of Carrier Markets at Qwest. ?Demand for bandwidth will continue to increase, and Qwest, is ideally positioned to meet the needs of the carrier marketplace.?

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Qwest with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-Q, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, failure to complete the network on schedule, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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