FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Per: U S WEST, Inc. Contact: Jeremy Story (303) 965-3235
COLORADO, June 17, 1999 - U S WEST, Inc. announced today that on June 13, 1999, Qwest
Communications International Inc. ("Qwest") publicly announced that it has made an offer to acquire through a
merger, all of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of U S WEST, Inc. Qwest stated that it will exchange
1.738 shares of Qwest Common Stock for each share of U S WEST, Inc.'s Common Stock. In addition, Qwest
concurrently publicly announced that it was offering to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of
Frontier Corporation. In the event Frontier Corporation enters into a definitive agreement with Qwest with
respect to the acquisition of Frontier Corporation by Qwest, Qwest has indicated that it will increase the
consideration it is offering to 1.783 shares of Qwest Common Stock for each share of U S WEST, Inc.'s
Common Stock. Qwest's proposal is subject to other terms and conditions. The Qwest proposal is not subject to
completion of, or termination of, the tender offer. In addition, Qwest sent a letter to Mr. Solomon D. Trujillo, the
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of U S WEST, Inc., setting forth the foregoing proposal.
Notwithstanding the Qwest proposal, pursuant to the Tender Offer and Purchase Agreement between U S
WEST, Inc. and Global Crossing Ltd., U S WEST, Inc. is obligated to purchase the shares pursuant to the
tender offer unless certain circumstances occur, including the termination of the merger agreement between
Frontier Corporation and Global Crossing Ltd. as a result of the Qwest proposed transactions or otherwise.
In addition, under the Merger Agreement between U S WEST, Inc. and Global Crossing Ltd., U S WEST, Inc.
is entitled under certain circumstances to consider a Superior Proposal. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, a
"Superior Proposal" is defined as a proposal which the Board of Directors of U S WEST, Inc. determines in its