Jazz Honor March Winner of the CenturyLink All-Star Teacher Award

CenturyLink and Utah Jazz Donate $1,000 to Copper Hills High School

SALT LAKE CITY (March 13, 2014)– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and the Utah Jazz today announced Copper Hills High School government teacher Dennis Randall as the March winner of the 2013-14 CenturyLink All-Star Teacher Award program. The program recognizes and rewards five outstanding Utah K-12 educators and underscores CenturyLink and the Jazz’s shared commitment to education and community outreach.

Randall will be honored during the Jazz home game at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday, March 14. To thank him for his ongoing dedication to the betterment of Utah youth, CenturyLink and the Jazz will donate $1,000 on his behalf to Copper Hills High School’s general fund.

The 10th, 11th and 12th-grade teacher has been an educator for 39 years. In addition to his day-to-day teaching responsibilities, Randall also works as a student government advisor, helping students to excel in their studies while planning for their futures.

CenturyLink and the Utah Jazz selected one teacher each month, November 2013 through March 2014, as a CenturyLink All-Star Teacher. Nominees were evaluated on their excellence in teaching and inspiring students to succeed. Each monthly winner received a $1,000 cash prize for his or her school’s general fund, four tickets for an upcoming Jazz game and an on-court award presentation during halftime. The person who nominated the winning teacher also received two tickets to a Jazz game.

Additionally, a grand prize winner will be selected from the five monthly winners to receive a $5,000 cash prize for his or her school’s general fund, along with a catered suite for 12 and an on-court award presentation during the Jazz game on April 11. He or she will also be awarded a pep rally for their school featuring Jazz Bear and the America First Jazz Dancers.

CenturyLink’s All-Star Teacher Award program is open to the entire state, and anyone 13 years or older can nominate a teacher by writing and submitting an essay detailing why their nominee deserves to win: www.utahjazz.com/centurylink. Self-nominations are not allowed.