THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is made and entered into as of the 20th day of May
1999 ("Agreement Date"), by and between QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC., a
Colorado corporation, having its principal executive offices in Denver Colorado (the "Company"), and AFSHIN
MOHEBBI (the "Executive").
WHEREAS, the Company engages in the business of providing a broad range of telecommunication services and
WHEREAS, the Executive desires to become employed by the Company as its President and Chief Operating
Officer on the terms and conditions set forth here, and the Company desires to employ Executive in such
NOW, THEREFORE in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements set forth below, the Company and
the Executive hereby agree as follows:
1. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Company hereby employs the
Executive, and the Executive hereby accepts employment as President and Chief Operating Officer for the period
beginning May 20, 1999, until terminated by either party in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
2. POSITION AND DUTIES.
a. The Executive shall serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and shall have such duties,
responsibilities and authority as are customarily required of and given to a President and Chief Operating Officer
and such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with such position as the Board of Directors ("Board")
of the Company shall determine from time to time.
b. The Executive will become a member of the board of directors of Qwest on the first anniversary of
employment, and Qwest may decide to move up the timetable but is not obligated to do so. It is anticipated that
the Executive will frequently attend board meetings to make presentations and to observe the discussion.
c. The Executive may (i) with the express authorization of the Board, serve as a director or trustee of other for-
profit corporations or businesses wh