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Internet-Based Gaming Company Metaboli Selects Level 3 to Power its Services and Growth Metaboli to Rely on Level 3 for a Seamless Gaming Experience for its More Than 1300 Games as it Expands Globally

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it is providing content delivery network (CDN), high-speed IP (HSIP) and colocation services for Metaboli, a leading European distributor of Internet-based video games.

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With a network of more than 50 partner sites, Metaboli provides both subscription-based games on demand and games to purchase and download – totaling more than 1,300 games. Based out of France, Metaboli has established partnerships with many of Europe's leading Internet portals and will use Level 3's services to expand its reach to global growth markets.

"Metaboli started as a small gaming company operating out of France, and with the help of Level 3, is greatly extending its presence around the world, including a large expansion into the U.S.," said Pierre Forest, CEO of Metaboli. "Level 3's global network combined with a trusted content delivery network give us the scalability and speed we need to grow our business to new markets."

"Level 3's scale and global reach can provide an important benefit to companies that are transitioning from local start-ups to global players," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP services at Level 3. "With Level 3's CDN and HSIP services, Metaboli will be able to expand into lucrative online gaming markets like the U.S."

The Level 3 network is trusted by many leading entertainment and media companies to deliver content to audiences worldwide. The company's services are engineered to seamlessly deliver high-quality online content to end-users, allowing gaming developers and publishers to spend more time designing and developing the best games possible and less time focusing on how to deliver them online.

For more information on Level 3's suite of services optimized for the gaming community, visit www.level3gaming.com.  

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. 

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Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at http://lvlt.client.shareholder.com/.  Level 3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3 routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information


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Investors:

Francie Bauer

Mark Stoutenberg

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Francie.Bauer@Level3.com 

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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