The accompanying pro forma financial information also includes certain adjustments to GAAP operating results for certain special items. In addition to providing
key metrics for management to evaluate our performance, we believe these adjustments assist investors in their understanding of period-to-period operating
performance and in identifying historical and prospective trends. In accordance with business combination accounting standards, the accompanying pro forma financial information was prepared assuming
CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest and Savvis occurred as of January 1, 2010. The accompanying pro forma information is for illustrative purposes only
and is not necessarily indicative of the combined operating results that would have occurred if the Qwest and Savvis acquisitions had been consummated on
January 1, 2010 nor is it indicative of future operating results. Actual results subsequent to the respective acquisition dates may vary significantly
from the pro forma results provided herein.
These adjustments for special items are detailed in CenturyLink's, Qwest's and Savvis' quarterly earnings release information which can be found on the Quarterly Results page.