QWEST SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT PLAN
Amended and Restated
Effective January 1, 2008
(unless otherwise indicated)
QWEST SAVINGS & INVESTMENT PLAN
(amended and restated, effective January 1, 2008)
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC., a Delaware corporation (“QCI”), established a profit sharing plan
that includes a cash or deferred arrangement (the “Classic Qwest Plan”), effective January 1, 1999.
U S WEST, Inc. sponsored a profit sharing plan that included both a cash or deferred arrangement and a match that was an
ESOP (the “Classic U S WEST Plan”) until U S WEST, Inc. was merged with QCI on June 30, 2000. QCI was the surviving
corporation and therefore became the sponsor of the Classic U S WEST Plan, although its employees did not participate in such
plan. The Classic U S WEST Plan was later renamed the Qwest Savings & Investment Plan.
The Classic Qwest Plan was merged into the Qwest Savings & Investment Plan effective December 31, 2001. On that date,
the trust(s) for the Classic Qwest Plan became trust(s) for the merged plan. The merged plan retained the name Qwest Savings &
Investment Plan, and is referred to in this document as the “Plan.”
The merged plan is hereby amended and restated and is effective as of January 1, 2008 unless otherwise provided herein.
The Plan and its assets held in the trust(s) are intended to comply with the provisions of the Code (as defined herein) and
ERISA (as defined herein), to qualify as a profit sharing plan for all purposes of the Code, except for the match which was
intended to qualify as an employee stock ownership plan under Code section 4975(e)(7) prior to the employee stock ownership
provisions of the Plan being frozen in 2004. The Plan is also intended to provide a cash or deferred arrangement that satisfies
the requirements of Code section 401(k).
Effective May 14, 2004, the employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) portion of the Plan was frozen. No contributions
have been made to the ESOP portion of the P