Lumen Technologies completes private offering of Senior Notes

DENVER, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lumen Technologies* (NYSE: LUMN) has completed its previously announced private offering of $1 billion aggregate principal…

DENVER, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lumen Technologies* (NYSE: LUMN) has completed its previously announced private offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.500% Senior Notes due 2029 (the «2029 Notes»).

Lumen plans to use the net proceeds from the offering (i) to redeem all $775 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 6.125% Notes due 2053 (the «2053 Notes») issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qwest Corporation, on the terms described below, and (ii) for general corporate purposes, including reducing Lumen’s revolving or other indebtedness. 

In connection with completing the offering, Qwest Corporation issued notices to redeem all $775 million aggregate principal amount of its 2053 Notes. Pursuant to these notices, on Dec. 14, 2020, such notes will be redeemed at par plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. Additional information regarding the redemption of these notes is available from U.S. Bank National Association. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to the 2053 Notes.

The 2029 Notes were privately placed without being registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With approximately 450,000 route fiber miles and serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences.

Lumen and Lumen Technologies are registered trademarks of Lumen Technologies LLC in the United States. Lumen Technologies LLC is a wholly-owned affiliate of CenturyLink Inc.

*The Lumen brand was launched on Sept. 14, 2020. As a result, CenturyLink Inc. is referred to as Lumen Technologies, or simply Lumen. The legal name CenturyLink Inc. is expected to be formally changed to Lumen Technologies, Inc. upon satisfying all applicable requirements.

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