Level 3 Awarded ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification in Latin America Certification Demonstrates Level 3's Continued Dedication to Ensuring Excellence in IT Service Management

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that its subsidiary, Level 3 Argentina S.A., has been awarded ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification for Level 3's Advanced Security Testing (AST) services in eight countries where the company has operations.

The ISO/IEC 20000 is a global standard for IT service management systems. The certification demonstrates Level 3's excellence and proven practices in IT management with respect to its AST services, as well as its ability to perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testings in connection with its AST services. The certification provides evidence-based benchmarks for the company to continuously improve its delivery of AST services in its Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and United States operations.

"Being awarded the ISO/IEC 20000 for our AST services is a great accomplishment for Level 3 given that very few certifications have been awarded in all of Latin America," said Leonardo Barbero, senior vice president and CMO for Level 3 in Latin America. "It represents just one of the many steps we are taking to continually improve our delivery of IT management and advanced network services to our customers."

Granted for a period of three years, Level 3's certificate was approved after an extensive review conducted by TUV Rheinland, a provider of technical, safety and certification services and DAKKS, an independent accreditation body. The ISO/IEC 20000 was released in 2005 based on the IT infrastructure library (ITIL) best practice framework and updated in 2011.

For more information on Level 3's Security Consulting Services, visit http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/cyber-security/pci-compliance-penetration-testing-security-consulting/.

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 over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Website Access to Company Information
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://investors.level3.com/investor-relations/default.aspx.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: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; 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; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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




Media:                                      

Investors:

Jon Paul McLeary                              

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-3244                                

+ 1 720-888-2518

jonpaul.mcleary@level3.com              

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com



Paula Vivo


Latin America


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Paula.Vivo@Level3.com 


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