Broomfield, Colo. (ots-PRNewswire) - Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced that Kevin J. O'Hara, president and
chief operating officer of Level 3, and Colin V. K. Williams,
executive vice president, global services and systems of Level 3,
have been named to the company's Board of Directors.
Mr. O'Hara, who has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of
Level 3 since its inception was named President in July 2000. Prior
to joining Level 3, he was president and CEO of MFS Global Network
Services, a subsidiary of MFS Communications Company, Inc. Mr. O'Hara
fills an open position on the Board. Mr. O'Hara's initial term as a
director will expire at the 2003 annual meeting of stockholders.
Mr. Williams joined Level 3 in July 1998 as President and Chief
Executive Officer of Level 3 International. Previously, Williams
served as President and CEO, and then as Chairman of WorldCom
International, Inc. Prior to that, he founded the international
operations of MFS, which merged with WorldCom in 1996. Mr. Williams
fills a position that was created when the Board voted recently to
expand membership to 12. Mr. Williams' initial term will expire at
the 2001 annual meeting of stockholders.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) is a communications and information
services company offering a wide selection of IP-based services
including broadband transport, colocation services, submarine
transmission services and the industry's first Softswitch* based
services. Level 3 offers services primarily to Web-centric companies
which deliver their services over the Level 3 Network. The Level 3
Network will include metropolitan networks in 56 U.S. markets and 21
international markets connected by an approximately 16,000 mile U.S.
intercity (long-distance) network, an approximately 4,750 mile
European intercity network and both transpacific and transatlantic
undersea cables. The U.S. and first two rings of the European
intercity network are expected to be substantially completed during
the fourth quarter of 2000. Level 3 currently offers Internet
infrastructure services in 27 U.S. cities and four European markets.
Its Web address is www.Level3.com
(* Softswitches are advanced software based switching systems,
which enable Level 3 to provide services combining the best features
of the Internet and traditional telephone networks.)
Forward Looking Statement
The statements made by Level 3 in this press release may be
forward looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from
those projected in forward-looking statements. Level 3 believes that
its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: substantial
capital requirements; development of effective internal processes and
systems; the ability to attract and retain high quality employees;
changes in the overall economy; technology; the number and size of
competitors in its markets; law and regulatory policy; and the mix of
products and services offered in its target markets. Additional
information concerning these and other potential important factors
can be found within Level 3's filings with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission. Statements in this release should be evaluated
in light of these important factors.
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