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Dematic Deploys Level 3 VPN for Global Network Availability

- Tailored Solution Provides Robust, Fully-Meshed Network to Support Global Users of Business-Critical Applications While Managing Costs

BROOMFIELD, Colorado and FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has signed an agreement to deliver its Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution to Dematic, a global supplier of logistics automation solutions and services.

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Due to resource-hungry applications such as AutoCAD, Dematic's existing network had reached its limits, spurring the company to extend the level of virtualization of its enterprise applications and make them available to users throughout its global operations. To accomplish this, Dematic deployed Level 3's VPN solution at 15 of its sites around the world, including Europe, the United States and Latin America. Following a rigorous evaluation of multiple providers, Dematic selected Level 3 for its reliability and cost-effectiveness along with the competence and commitment of its staff.

"Level 3 offered the only solution tailored to our exact needs," said Eckhard Freund, manager of IT Infrastructure Europe at Dematic. "Level 3 combines the expertise of network specialists who excel in their jobs every day, and the company helps us manage our total cost of ownership for our network applications."

Together with high-application availability and excellent performance for users, the Level 3 VPN network solution will deliver robust redundancy with at least two internet connections at each location. The Level 3 VPN also provides the flexibility to add or upgrade network locations in a short period to time to meet the dynamic demands of Dematic's business.

"The Level 3 VPN will enable Dematic to offer its users a new international, high-performance network service, providing maximum reliability and top-flight services," explained Gerald Rubant, director Sales, Enterprise Business Germany & Northern Europe at Level 3. "We're proud to enable Dematic to more effectively conduct its day-to-day business on a global scale."

For more information on Level 3's VPN services, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that 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 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Dematic
Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Their commitment to solution development, combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. The successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.3 billion. www.dematic.com.

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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: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; 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.

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