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Rocket Internet Selects Level 3's Services to Expand Its Reach in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) announced Rocket Internet, a global e-commerce website developer headquartered in Germany, is expanding its reach in Brazil by using Level 3's hosting and network services for its servers.

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As part of the agreement, Level 3 provides hosting services for Rocket's websites at its data center located in Cotia, Sao Paulo. Operating in Brazil since 2011, Rocket Internet develops retail websites with a focus on sportswear, children's products, handicrafts and home goods.

"We chose Level 3 because of its recognized position in the e-commerce market and the amount of value-added services it provides," said Fabricio Pettena, CIO at Rocket Brazil. "Our relationship with Level 3 already exists in Europe and now expands to one of the most promising e-commerce markets in South America."

"We are excited to be expanding our association with Rocket in Brazil. Level 3's services will provide Rocket's users with greater website availability," said Marcos Malfatti, Level 3's senior vice president of Sales for Brazil.

Level 3 provides managed services through its Premier Elite data center facilities in Cotia, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro.

For more information about Level 3's data center services, please visit: http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/cloud-and-it/data-center-services/data-center-management/

About Rocket Internet
Founded in Berlin (Germany), the Rocket Internet GmbH group works on building promising business models and has already created several successful internet companies in the past years. Among them, Zalando, Groupon/CityDeal, Dafiti, Mobly and Westwing. Currently, it is present in more than 18 countries – Europe, Asia and America. The company has been in Brazil since March 2011, and has developed more than 13 business models (e-commerce, Market Place and Subscription), using the Internet as their main platform.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 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.

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://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.

The information contained under the caption "About Rocket Internet" has been provided by Rocket Internet, which is solely responsible for its content.

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; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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:

Richard Larris

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 973-937-0153

+ 1 720-888-2518

Richard.Larris@Level3.com

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com



Paula Vivo


Latin America


+55 11-3957-2424


Paula.Vivo@Level3.com


SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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