Qwest Appoints Experienced Internet Services Executive as CEO of International Subsidiary EUnet

DENVER - August 18, 1998 - Qwest today announced the appointment of Andrew William Carver as chief executive officer of EUnet International, Ltd. - a leading European Internet Service Provider, acquired by Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. in April of 1998. Carver, who previously served as the managing director for CompuServe Network Services in Europe, will oversee all operations of EUnet. Carver is a seasoned executive who brings over 20 years of experience in the European data communications and technology markets.

"Qwest is extremely pleased with its successful acquisition of talented employees and leading European Internet service business offered through EUnet," said Joseph P. Nacchio, president and CEO of Qwest. "Andrew's experience in the European Internet, data communications and technology industries combined with his extensive marketing background will be instrumental as Qwest executes its data strategy in Europe."

Prior to joining Qwest, Carver served as the managing director for CompuServe Network Services, Europe - a division of WorldCom, Inc. - where he was responsible for the UK, German, French and Dutch businesses for the company. After joining CompuServe in 1995, Carver restructured the organization resulting in the establishment of sales distribution channels throughout Europe and year on year revenue growth of more than 110 percent. Carver has also served as International Sales and Marketing Director for News Datacom Ltd., Vice President Europe for Nippon Steel Computer PLC, and head of Marketing for Compaq Computers Ltd.

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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