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Qwest Announces May Webcasts

Friday, May 19, 2006

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)----Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced a series of webcasts it will be hosting in the month of May.

Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, will give the morning keynote at the Lehman Brothers 2006 Worldwide Wireless, Wireline & Media Conference in New York City at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 22. Notebaert's remarks will be available via webcast only.

Oren G. Shaffer, Qwest vice chairman and CFO, will speak at the Morgan Stanley Global Media & Communications Conference in Washington, D.C., at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23. Shaffer's remarks will be available via webcast only.

On Wednesday, May 24, Qwest will webcast the audio portion of its annual shareholders' meeting beginning at 12 p.m. EDT.

Live audio of all three webcasts, or replays of those webcasts, will be available at:

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