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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
November 4, 2020
CTL-20201104_G1.JPG  
CENTURYLINK, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Louisiana   001-7784   72-0651161
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
100 CenturyLink Drive  
Monroe, Louisiana 71203
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
(318) 388-9000
(Telephone number, including area code)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of any registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class Trading Symbol Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share LUMN New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights N/A New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.



Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 4, 2020, Lumen Technologies* issued a press release announcing operating results for the third quarter of 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. More complete information about our operating results will be included in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, which we expect to file in the near term with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical and factual information, the matters set forth in Exhibit 99.1 are forward-looking statements as defined by the federal securities laws, and are subject to the “safe harbor” protections thereunder. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are based on current expectations only, and are subject to various uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated by us in those statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in our forward-looking statements are described in Exhibit 99.1. We may change our intentions or plans discussed in our forward-looking statements without notice at any time and for any reason.

* The Lumen brand was launched on September 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.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)The following exhibits are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
 
Exhibit No.    Description
Exhibit 99.1
Exhibit 104 Cover page formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101.


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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, CenturyLink, Inc., has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned officer hereunto duly authorized.
 
CENTURYLINK, INC.
Dated: November 4, 2020 By: /s/ Eric J. Mortensen
Eric J. Mortensen
  Senior Vice President - Controller
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