August 12, 2020

Level 3 Financing Completes Private Offering of Senior Notes

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that Level 3 Financing Inc., its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary…

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that Level 3 Financing Inc., its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary (“Level 3 Financing”), completed its previously-announced private offering of $840 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.625% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “2029 Notes”).

Level 3 Financing intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, for general corporate purposes, including to redeem $840 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding Senior Notes on the terms described below.

The 2029 Notes are unsubordinated, unsecured obligations of Level 3 Financing, and are guaranteed on an unsecured basis by Level 3 Financing’s direct parent, Level 3 Parent LLC. The 2029 Notes were privately placed without being registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

In connection with completing the offering, Level 3 Financing today issued notices to redeem (i) all $140 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.625% Senior Notes due 2023 and (ii) all $700 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.125% Senior Notes due 2023. Pursuant to these notices, on Sept. 11, 2020, all such notes will be redeemed at par plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. Additional information regarding the redemption of these notes is available from Bank of New York Mellon. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to any of Level 3 Financing’s outstanding Senior Notes.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience.

Learn more at http://news.centurylink.com/.

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