MEDIA ALERT: Qwest Communications Announces Date For Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2001 Earnings Release & Web Conference

DENVER, January 8, 2002 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) will release fourth quarter and full year 2001 results on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at approximately 7:00 a.m. EST.

Qwest will host a conference call for the investment community and other interested persons on January 29th at 9:00 a.m. EST to provide a perspective on the business and discuss fourth quarter results and 2002 outlook. This call will feature Joseph P. Nacchio, chairman and CEO and Robin Szeliga, executive vice president of finance and CFO. You may access a webcast (live and replay) of the call at

(Windows Media Player or RealPlayer software is needed to listen to the webcast.)

A replay will be available approximately 1 hour after the conclusion of the call until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 5th.

  • 800-227-7114(U.S. Domestic)
  • 402-222-9741(International)
  • No access code required

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 190,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at

The webcast may contain projections and other 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 Communications International Inc. (together with its affiliates, ?Qwest?, ?we? or ?us?) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: potential fluctuations in quarterly results; volatility of Qwest?s stock price; intense competition in the markets in which we compete; changes in demand for our products and services; the duration and extent of the current economic downturn, including its effect on our customers and suppliers; adverse economic conditions in the markets served by us or by companies in which we have substantial investments; dependence on new product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of contemplated levels; higher than anticipated employee levels, capital expenditures and operating expenses; rapid and significant changes in technology and markets; adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment affecting our business, delays in our ability to provide interLATA services within our 14-state local service area; failure to maintain rights-of-way; and failure to achieve the projected synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S WEST, and difficulties in combining the operations of the combined company. The release may include analysts? estimates and other information prepared by third parties for which we assume no responsibility. We undertake no obligation to review or confirm analysts? expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Contact Information
Investor Contact
Lee Wolfe
(800) 567-7296
Media Contact
Chris Hardman
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