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DEFA14A

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )

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CENTURYLINK, INC.
(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Name of person(s) filing proxy statement, if other than the registrant)
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the     LOGO

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 23, 2018

 

   
     

 

Meeting Information

 

Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

 

For holders as of: April 06, 2018

 

Date: May 23, 2018              Time: 10:00 AM CDT

     
CENTURYLINK, INC.            
           
           
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Location:

  

 

Corporate Conference Room

     
         CenturyLink Headquarters      
         100 CenturyLink Drive      
          

Monroe, LA 71203

 

     
         
   

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.

 
   

 

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

 
   

 

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

 

 
      See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.    
        

 

 

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     —  Before You Vote  —    
    

How to Access the Proxy Materials

 

   
            
     Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:      
    

1. Notice & Proxy Statement            2. Annual Report

 

     
     How to View Online:      
    

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1) BY INTERNET:         www.proxyvote.com

     
    

2) BY TELEPHONE:     1-800-579-1639

     
    

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Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before May 09, 2018 to facilitate timely delivery.

 

     
        
    

 

—  How To Vote  —

   
    

Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods

 

   
            
    

Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting, you must request a “legal proxy.” To do so, please follow the instructions at www.proxyvote.com or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance.

 

     
    

Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO available and follow the instructions.

 

     

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Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction form.

 

     
        


                               Voting items                                     LOGO
 

 

The Board of Directors recommends that you

vote FOR the following:

   
 

 

1.  Election of Directors

   
 

 

Nominees

   
 

 

01  Martha H. Bejar        02  Virginia Boulet        03  Peter C. Brown            04  Kevin P. Chilton    05  Steven T. Clontz

 
 

 

06  T. Michael Glenn      07  W. Bruce Hanks      08  Mary L. Landrieu        09  Harvey P. Perry      10  Glen F. Post, III

 
 

 

11  Michael J. Roberts    12  Laurie A. Siegel      13  Jeffrey K. Storey

 
 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s):

   
 

 

2   Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent auditor for 2018.

   
 

 

3   Approve our 2018 Equity Incentive Plan.

   
 

 

4   Advisory Vote to approve our executive compensation.

   
 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal(s):

   
 

 

5a  Shareholder proposal regarding our lobbying activities.

   
 

 

5b  Shareholder proposal regarding our billing practices.

   

 

 
             
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NOTE:   Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

 

          If you plan to attend the meeting and would like directions, please visit our website,

          http://ir.centurylink.com.

                                                           

 

     

 

        Voting Instructions        

 

  

 

THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR LANGUAGE PERTAINING TO

 

BANKS AND BROKERS

 

AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

 

    
  

    

 

       
     

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