Qwest Communications Names Joni Baird Vice President Of Corporate Social Responsibility

DENVER, November 21, 2002 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that Joni Baird, 54, has been named vice president of corporate social responsibility. Baird, who will report directly to Joan H. Walker, Qwest senior vice president of corporate marketing and communications, will be responsible for the company?s rejuvenated giving program, the Qwest Foundation, and other community relations efforts.

?We are pleased to have attracted Joni, a respected community and corporate leader, to the Qwest team,? said Walker. ?We are re-focusing our efforts around the ?Spirit of Service,? which includes re-engaging in the communities in which we do business, with our retirees and the Qwest Pioneers. Joni?s experience and commitment will allow us to move forward swiftly and with a renewed sense of purpose.?

Baird has run award-winning community relations programs at corporations in the past, and was most recently vice president of community relations at U.S. Bank in Denver. Baird also held executive positions at Johns Manville Corporation, where she headed up the company?s community relations efforts and was vice president of the Johns Manville Fund. Prior to joining Johns Manville, she was an investigator in the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Department, where she created programs to support rape victims. She is also on faculty at Regis University in the Masters of Nonprofit Management program.

Baird was recently honored as the ?Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy? in Colorado. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to the community.

Baird holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Regis University. She also serves as a volunteer leader for a number of community organizations, including the Metro Denver Chamber Foundation, National Western Jr. Livestock Auction, Volunteers of America, and is the president of the Colorado Association of Foundations.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to more than 25 million customers. The company?s 53,000-plus employees are committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.

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