This Employment Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into as of this 18th day of October, 2000, by and
between Qwest Communications International Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Stephen
Jacobsen (the "Employee").
WHEREAS, the Company desires to retain the Employee as President of Global Business Markets and Internet
and Multi-Media Markets, and the Employee desires to accept such employment.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants hereinafter contained, and for other good and
valuable consideration, it is hereby agreed as follows:
1. Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence as of October 18, 2000, (the "Commencement Date") and
continue for three (3) years therefrom (the "Term"); provided, however, that either party may terminate this
Agreement consistent with paragraph 7 below at any time upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party.
2. Duties. Employee is being promoted to the President of Global Business Markets and Internet and Multi-
Media Markets. In his capacity as President of Global Business Markets and Internet and Multi-Media Markets,
his duties will include management of all financial, marketing, distribution, operations, brand management and
product management for internet services associated with business customers. The foregoing responsibilities may
not be materially altered, diminished and/or increased without Employee's prior written approval. Employee shall
report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and shall perform his obligations under this Agreement in Denver,
Colorado except for normal business trips outside of Denver, Colorado.
3. Consideration as Chief Executive Officer. If Employee is successful in the position of President of Global
Business Markets and Internet and Multi-media Markets, the Company's Board of Directors will, in good faith,
consider him for the position of Chief Executive Officer either during the Term or immediately thereafter. If the
Company offers Emplo