Sierra Trading Post Signs Agreement with Qwest for Voice and Data Services

DENVER, June 14, 2005 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced a multi-year agreement for voice and data services with Sierra Trading Post. Under the agreement, Qwest will provide long-distance voice services, as well as toll-free services for the company?s two call-centers in Wyoming. Qwest will also provide Sierra Trading Post with a high-speed iQ Networking? Internet port to help the company transfer data between office locations.

Sierra Trading Post purchases overstocks and closeouts from name brand vendors and passes savings of 35 to 70 percent on to its customers. Headquartered in Cheyenne, the company operates three retail stores, an online store and six mail order catalog titles with an annual circulation of more than 55 million.

?Qwest has worked with Sierra Trading for several years, providing a variety of local and long-distance voice services,? said Gary Imig, executive vice president, chief financial officer for Sierra Trading Post. ?As Sierra Trading Post grew, Qwest was with us to offer new services that help us enhance our business.?

?We?re pleased to expand our relationship with Sierra Trading Post, a long-term customer of Qwest?s,? said Thomas Richards, executive vice president, business markets group for Qwest. ?Our broad portfolio enables us to scale our services to match customer needs as their businesses change and grow over time. We have the right kind of voice, data or IP solution to meet just about any-sized company?s needs.?

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