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

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

SAO PAULO, Feb. 19, 2013Level 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.

As part of the agreement, Level 3 provides hosting services for Rocket’s websites at its data center located in Cotia, São 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.

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