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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): December 14, 2020
 
 
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 registrants’ principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
 
Qwest Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Colorado
 
001-03040
 
84-0273800
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
100 CenturyLink Drive
Monroe, Louisiana
 
80021
(Address of registrant’s principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrants’ telephone number, including area code: (318)
388-9000
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule
14a-12
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement
communications pursuant to Rule
14d-2(b)
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
240.14d-2(b))
 
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:
 
Registrant
 
Title of Each Class
 
Trading
Symbol(s)
  
Name of Each Exchange
on Which Registered
CenturyLink, Inc.
 
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
 
LUMN
  
New York Stock Exchange
CenturyLink, Inc.
 
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights
 
N/A
  
New York Stock Exchange
Qwest Corporation
 
6.125% Notes Due 2053
 
CTY
  
New York Stock Exchange
Qwest Corporation
 
7.00% Notes Due 2056
 
CTAA
  
New York Stock Exchange
Qwest Corporation
 
6.5% Notes Due 2056
 
CTBB
  
New York Stock Exchange
Qwest Corporation
 
6.75% Notes Due 2057
 
CTDD
  
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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule
12b-2
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR
§240.12b-2).
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 accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐
 
 
 

Special Note Regarding Name Change
On September 14, 2020, CenturyLink, Inc. announced the launch of its “Lumen” brand and, effective September 18, 2020, its stock began trading under the ticker symbol “LUMN.” As a result, CenturyLink, Inc. is referred to below as “Lumen Technologies,” “Lumen,” or the “Company.” The Company expects to formally change its name “CenturyLink, Inc.” to “Lumen Technologies, Inc.” upon satisfying all applicable requirements.
 
Item 8.01
Other Events.
On December 14, 2020, Lumen Technologies issued a press release announcing that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Qwest Corporation completed its previously-announced redemption of all $775 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.125% Notes due 2053 (the “Qwest Notes”). That press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference as if set forth in full.
Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical and factual information, the matters set forth in this Current Report on Form
8-K
identified by words such as “will,” “should,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” and similar expressions 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 for several reasons, including those discussed 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.
 
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits:
 
Exhibit
    No.    
  
Description
   
  4.1
  
   
  4.
2
  
   
99.1
  
   
104
  
Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted in iXBRL in Exhibit 101).
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, CenturyLink, Inc. and Qwest Corporation have duly caused this Current Report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned officer hereunto duly authorized.
 
CENTURYLINK, INC.
By:  
/s/ Eric J. Mortensen
  Eric J. Mortensen
  Senior Vice President and Controller
QWEST CORPORATION
By:  
/s/ Eric J. Mortensen
  Eric J. Mortensen
  Senior Vice President and Controller
Dated: December 14, 2020
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