U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Webcast Of Qwest Chairman And CEO Joe Nacchio's Remarks Experiencing Technical Difficulties

DENVER, August 7, 2001 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) said today that U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray has informed Qwest that the web cast previously scheduled for today at 12:15 p.m. (EDT) of chairman and CEO, Joseph P. Nacchio?s remarks at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray?s Technology & Communications conference is experiencing technical difficulties at this time.

U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray is working to correct the problem as soon as possible, and plans to rebroadcast Mr. Nacchio?s remarks at approximately 4:00 p.m. (EDT). Interested persons may access the web cast of Nacchio?s remarks by going to the U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray website www.gotoanalysts.com or on a Bloomberg Professional terminal. A copy of Mr. Nacchio?s presentation will also be made available at the Qwest website as soon as possible.

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