QWEST: NO LONGER IN BEST INTEREST TO CONT MCI PROCESS
Monday, 5-2-2005  1:59:04 PM

SAN FRANCISO (MarketWatch) -- Qwest Communications International  on Monday
responded to MCI Inc.'s  latest move to declare Verizon's Communications'  bid for
the company as "superior" by saying that, "It is no longer in the best interests of
shareowners, customers and employees to continue in a process that seems to be
permanently skewed against Qwest."  Qwest also said that, "It appears that MCI's board of directors has surrendered control of the bidding process once again," and that "MCI never intended to negotiate in good faith with Qwest nor maximize shareowner value."  Qwest said plans to discuss the bid in detail during its earnings conference call, scheduled for Tuesday