CenturyLink sheds light on post Qwest acquisition structure

Keeping its promise to maintain a local presence and feel, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) revealed that when it completes its merger with Qwest (NYSE: Q) it will operate six regional offices.

The combined company's six regions will include: Eastern, Midwest, mountain, Southern, Northwest and Southwest.

Each of these regions will be run regional president, which Qwest has already named, out of a set headquarter location.

When the merger is completed by the middle of next year, the newly combined company will serve business and residential customers in over 37 states. After gaining state regulatory approval in Arizona on Monday, CenturyLink said it now has more than half of the necessary state regulatory approvals it needs to complete the deal.  

For more:
- Puget Sound Business Journal has this article
- Bloomberg also has this article

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