Qwest Communications Names Clifford Holtz to Lead Small Business Division

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Qwest Communications International Inc.

    DENVER, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Qwest Communications International Inc.
 (NYSE:   Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today named Clifford
 S. Holtz executive vice president of small business markets effective
 April 16.  Holtz was a senior vice president at Gateway, Inc. and earlier he
 was with AT&T's business markets group.
     With Holtz's arrival, Qwest will separate its small business unit from its
 consumer business in preparation for re-entering the long-distance business in
 14 Western states.  James A. Smith, an executive vice president, will continue
 to lead the Qwest consumer business.
     "Cliff reported to me at AT&T and he has acquired a wealth of experience
 in the business market," said Joseph P. Nacchio, Qwest chairman and CEO.  "His
 strategic and operational experience will be valuable to Qwest and our
 customers as he leads our marketing and sales efforts for local service and as
 we re-enter the long-distance business."
     At Gateway, Holtz was accountable for the company's $5 billion in revenue
 from computer equipment sales to consumers and for leading a group of
 12,000 employees.  Before joining Gateway in early 2000, Holtz was with AT&T
 for 16 years in a variety of general management, operations, strategy, sales
 and marketing assignments.  He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago
 and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the State University
 of New York in Albany.
 
     About Qwest
     Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:   Q) is a leader in reliable,
 scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image
 communications for businesses and consumers.  The Qwest Macro Capacity(R)
 Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed
 and efficiency, spans more than 106,000 miles globally.  For more information,
 please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
 
     This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially
 from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents
 filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the
 most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility
 of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services
 market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new
 product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new
 services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could
 require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of
 contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital
 expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in
 technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative
 environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to
 provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory,
 failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected
 synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S
 WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of Qwest
 and U S WEST.  This release may include analysts' estimates and other
 information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no
 responsibility.  Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts'
 expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any
 forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
 hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
     The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service
 mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other
 countries.
 
 

SOURCE Qwest Communications International Inc.
    DENVER, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Qwest Communications International Inc.
 (NYSE:   Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today named Clifford
 S. Holtz executive vice president of small business markets effective
 April 16.  Holtz was a senior vice president at Gateway, Inc. and earlier he
 was with AT&T's business markets group.
     With Holtz's arrival, Qwest will separate its small business unit from its
 consumer business in preparation for re-entering the long-distance business in
 14 Western states.  James A. Smith, an executive vice president, will continue
 to lead the Qwest consumer business.
     "Cliff reported to me at AT&T and he has acquired a wealth of experience
 in the business market," said Joseph P. Nacchio, Qwest chairman and CEO.  "His
 strategic and operational experience will be valuable to Qwest and our
 customers as he leads our marketing and sales efforts for local service and as
 we re-enter the long-distance business."
     At Gateway, Holtz was accountable for the company's $5 billion in revenue
 from computer equipment sales to consumers and for leading a group of
 12,000 employees.  Before joining Gateway in early 2000, Holtz was with AT&T
 for 16 years in a variety of general management, operations, strategy, sales
 and marketing assignments.  He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago
 and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the State University
 of New York in Albany.
 
     About Qwest
     Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:   Q) is a leader in reliable,
 scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image
 communications for businesses and consumers.  The Qwest Macro Capacity(R)
 Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed
 and efficiency, spans more than 106,000 miles globally.  For more information,
 please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
 
     This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially
 from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents
 filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the
 most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility
 of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services
 market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new
 product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new
 services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could
 require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of
 contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital
 expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in
 technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative
 environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to
 provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory,
 failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected
 synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S
 WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of Qwest
 and U S WEST.  This release may include analysts' estimates and other
 information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no
 responsibility.  Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts'
 expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any
 forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
 hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
     The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service
 mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other
 countries.
 
 SOURCE  Qwest Communications International Inc.