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Investor FAQ

  • CenturyLink is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “CTL” and the company's newspaper stock listing is “CntyTl”.
  • CenturyLink’s CUSIP is 156700106.
  • CenturyLink’s transfer agent is Computershare.
    Please view Transfer Agent for additional information, including address, phone number, online access and frequently requested shareholder actions.
  • CenturyLink does not offer a direct stock purchase plan. However, shareholders of record are invited to participate in the company's Automatic Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Service.
    Please contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-800-969-6718 or access information online via Online Account Access.
  • Please view Historical Prices data for historical stock prices of CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, Savvis, Qwest Communications (including US West) and Embarq.
  • CenturyLink has paid a dividend since 1979. Please view Historical Dividends data for historical dividend information of CenturyLink, Qwest Communications (including US West) and Embarq.
  • Please view Historical Stock Split data for historical stock split information of CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, Savvis, Qwest Communications (including US West).
  • Please view Transfer Agent data for additional information, including address, phone number, online access and frequently requested shareholder actions.
    You can contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-800-969-6718 or access information online via Online Account Access
  • The merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications was completed on November 1, 2017. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Level 3 shareholders received $26.50 per share in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 1.4286 shares of CenturyLink stock for each Level 3 shares owned, with cash to be paid in lieu of any fractional shares.

    For more information on tax consequences of the transaction, refer to the form S-4 filed by CenturyLink with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2017.

    This information is for illustrative purposes and not intended as tax advice. You should consult your tax advisor as to the specific tax consequences to you of the transaction under U.S. Federal, state, local and foreign tax laws.

    If you acquired your Level 3 shares through the acquisitions of tw telecom or Global Crossing, please find additional FAQs here.

  • The merger of CenturyLink and Qwest Communications was completed on April 1, 2011. Qwest shareholders received 0.1664 shares of CenturyLink common stock in exchange for each share of Qwest common stock owned, with cash to be paid in lieu of any fractional shares.
  • The merger of CenturyLink and Savvis was completed on July 15, 2011. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of Savvis common stock held as of the close of merger was converted into the right to receive (a) $30 in cash and (b) 0.2479 of a share of CenturyLink common stock (which fraction was calculated using the formula set forth in the merger agreement, by dividing $10.00 by the volume-weighted average trading price of CenturyLink common stock over the thirty-day trading period ending on July 12, 2011), with cash to be paid in lieu of any fractional shares.
  • This information is for illustrative purposes and not intended as tax advice. You should consult your tax advisor as to the specific tax consequences to you of the transaction under U.S. Federal, state, local and foreign tax laws.
    For information and worksheets to assist you in determining the cost basis of your CenturyLink shares please view our Cost Basis Guide.
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