Lumen Technologies extends its NOL Rights Plan

DENVER, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumen Technologies* (NYSE: LUMN) announced that it has extended the expiration date of its Amended and Restated Section 382 Rights Agreement (the "NOL Rights Plan") from Dec. 1, 2020, to Dec. 1, 2023, with the unanimous approval of its board of directors.

The company has extended its NOL Rights Plan through Dec. 1, 2023 to protect its federal net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $6.2 billion as of Dec. 31, 2019, which, if available, can be used to reduce its future payments of U.S. federal income taxes.

The NOL Rights Plan was approved by the company's shareholders at its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders by approximately 90% of the votes cast. The company intends to submit the extension of the NOL Rights Plan for approval by the company's shareholders at its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. If shareholder approval is not obtained by Dec. 1, 2021, the NOL Rights Plan will terminate on such date.

Additional information about the extension will be contained in reports on Form 8-K and Form 8-A/A that the company plans to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

Learn more about the Lumen network, edge cloud, security, communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies. 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 legal requirements.

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