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CenturyTel and EMBARQ Complete Merger

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

MONROE, La. – July 1, 2009 – CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation announced Wednesday that they have completed their merger. The combined company, which will be known as CenturyLink, serves more than 2.1 million broadband customers, more than 440,000 video subscribers and approximately 7.5 million access lines in 33 states.

“The completion of this merger is a significant event for our customers, communities, investors and employees,” said Glen F. Post III, president and chief executive officer.

“We are excited that CenturyTel and Embarq have combined to create one of the leading communications companies in the United States,” said Terry Beeler, leader of the western region of the combined company. “Maintaining a high level of service to our customers remains our top priority and will be the foundation of our success.”

For more information, go to http://www.centurylink.com.

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