Qwest Named To Hispanic Magazine's Top 25 List

DENVER, April 13, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that it has been included in HISPANIC Magazine's list of the top 25 places for minorities to find opportunity for advancement.

According to the magazine's April issue, the companies that made the list offer internal Hispanic employee associations and promote Hispanic employees at all levels within their workforces.

"This is a tribute to Qwest and its commitment to diversity," said Teresa Taylor, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. "Advancing the Hispanic culture in the workplace and in the community is part of Qwest's heritage and dedication to the Spirit of Service in action."

Qwest is committed to maintaining diversity in its workforce and attracting talented Hispanic employees. The company offers top training, education and resource groups for Hispanic employees. For example, Qwest employees can participate in a group called "SOMOS" that provides a unique cultural perspective on various business-related issues of the Hispanic community to Qwest leadership.

In addition to employing Hispanic talent, throughout the company's 14-state region Qwest provides the Spirit of Service to its Hispanic customers and is an active member in the Hispanic community. The Qwest Foundation supports numerous Hispanic cultural organizations and many Qwest leaders are members of the Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Recently, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Qwest its Corporation of the Year, and the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Qwest its Corporate Advocate of the Year.

HISPANIC Magazine compiled the list based on companies' commitment to staff diversity, minority recruitment and promotion opportunities.

About Qwest
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With nearly 40,000 employees, Qwest is 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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