Qwest Communications Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.08

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2008 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share. The quarterly dividll stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 14, 2008.


“The Board of Directors remains confident in the future of our company and reaffirms its commitment to provide tangible cash returns to shareholders by declaring this dividend,” said Edward A. Mueller, chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest.


Qwest will announce third quarter earnings on Oct. 29, 2008, and management will host a live webcast and conference call at 9 a.m. EDT. To access the live interactive call, please dial:

·         888-747-3510 (U.S. Domestic)

·         703-871-3085 (International)             

·         Conference ID: 1252966


A live audio and replay of the webcast also will be available at http://www.qwest.com/about/investor/events/.


About Qwest

Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest’s powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet, home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.


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