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The following is an excerpt from a DEF 14A SEC Filing, filed by CENTURYLINK, INC on 4/6/2011.
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CENTURYLINK, INC - DEF 14A - 20110406 - PROXY_CARD

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IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. + Century Link™ Proxy — CENTURYLINK, INC. THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Glen F. Post, III or Staeey W. Goff, or either of them, proxies for the undersigned, with full power of substitution, to represent the undersigned and to vote all of the shares of common stock and voting preferred stock (collectively, the “Voting Shares”) of CenturyLink, Inc. (the “Company”) that the undersigned is entitled to vote at the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company to be held on May 18, 2011, and at any and a adjournments thereof (the “Meeting”), In addition to serving as a Proxy, this card will also serve as instructions to Computershare Investor Services L.L.C. (the “Agent”) to vote in the manner designated on the reverse side hereof the of the Company’s common stock held as of March 21, 2011 in the name of the Agent and credited to my plan account of the undersigned in accordance with the Company’s dividend reinvestment plan or employee stock purchase plans. Upon timely receipt of this Proxy, properly executed, all of your Voting Shares, including any held in the name of the Agent, will be voted as specified. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Stems 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of every 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST 5(a) and 5(b) listed on the reverse side hereof. If this Proxy is properly executed but no specific directions are given, all of your votes will be voted in acordance with these recommendations. (Please See Reverse Side) C Non-Voting Items Change of Address — Please print new address below. IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A — C ON BOTH SIDES OF’ ‘HIS CARD. +

 


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CenturyLInk™ C1234S6789 000004 000000000,000000 ext 000000000,000000 ext ENDORSEMENT LINE SACKPACK 000000000,000000 ext ext . 000000000.000000 ext 000000000,000000 ext mr a sample instructions designation (if any) You can vote by Internet or ADD1 Available 24 hours a day,7 a week! ADD 3 Instead of mailing your proxy, you may choose one of the two voting ADD 4 methods outlined below to vote your proxy. ADD 5 VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. ADD 6 Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on May 18, 2011. Vote by Intenet Log on to the Internet and go to www.envisionreports.com/CTL Follow the steps outlined on the secured website. Vote by telephone Call toil free 1-800-852-VOTE (8683) within the USA, US territories & Canada anytime on a touch tone telephone. There is NO CHARGE to you for the call. Using a UasLink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in . Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message. this example, Please do not write outside the designated areas. IF YOU HAVE NOT VIA THE Or TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENVELOPE. V 0 ~ of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of every 1 YEAR on Mem 4(b), and Items 5(a) and 5(b). 1. Elect five Class II Directors: For Withhold For Withhold For Withhold 01 - Virginia Boulet 02 — Peter C. Brown 03-Richard A. Gephard 04-Gregory J.McCray 05 — Michael J. Roberts For Against Abstain For Against Abstain 2. Ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent 3. Approve our 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. auditor for 2011. 1Yr 2Yrs 3Yrs Abstain 4(a). Advisory vote regarding our executive compensation. 4(b). Advisory vote regarding the frequency of Our executive compensation votes. For Against Abstain 5(a). Shareholder proposal regarding political contributions report. 5(b). Shareholder proposal regarding board declassitication. 6. In their discretion to vote upon such other business as may property coma before the Meeting. ‘ B Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below sign exactly as name on the certificate or certificates representing to be voted by this proxy. When signing as executor, administrator, attorney, trustee or guardian, give full title as such. If a corporation, sign in full corporate name by president or other authorized officer. If a partnership, sign in partrership name by authorized persons. Date(mm/dd/yyy)- Please print date below. signature within the box. Signature 2 — Please keep signature, within the box C123456789 ° JNT 1 U P X 1140321 MR SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE II II 1UPX 1140321 MR A SAMPLE MB ffiASAMRLEAND MR A SAMPLE AND + 01B4OB

 


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. . IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. . VOTING INSTRUCTIONS — CENTURYLINK UNION 401(k) PLAN AND TRUST + The undersigned, acting as a “named fiduciary” of the above-referenced plan of CenturyLink, Inc., as amended (the “Plan”), hereby instructs Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (the“Trustee”), as directed trustee of the Plan, to vote at the annual meeting of shareholders of CenturyLink, Inc. (the “Company”) to be held on May 18, 2011, and any and alladjournments thereof (the “Meeting”), in the manner designated herein (i) all shares of the Company’s common stock held by the Trustee and credited to the Plan accountof the undersigned as of March 21, 2011 in accordance with the provisions of the Plan (the “Undersigned’s Allocable Votes”) which is listed to the right of the address of theundersigned printed on the other side of this card, and (ii) the number of votes allocable to the undersigned (determined pursuant to a formula specified in the Plan) that areattributable to all shares of the Company’s common stock held by the Trustee as of March 21, 2011, as to which properly executed voting instructions are not timely receivedprior to the Meeting (referred to individually as the “Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes” and collectively with the Undersigned’s Allocable Votes as the “Undersigned’s Votes”). The undersigned hereby directs the Trustee to authorize the Company’s proxies to vote in their discretion upon such other business as may properly come before the Meeting. The Board of Directors of the Company recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST Items 5(a) and 5(b) listed on the reverse side. Upon timely receipt of these instructions, properly executed, the Undersigned’s Votes will be cast in the manner directed. If these instructions are properly executed but no specific directions are given with respect to any of the Undersigned’s Allocable Votes or the Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes, these votes will be cast in accordance with the Board’s recommendations. Please mark, sign, date and return these instructions promptly using the enclosed envelope. TO BE COUNTED, THE TRUSTEE MUST RECEIVE THIS CARD, PROPERLY COMPLETED, BY MAY 16, 2011. PLEASE SIGN AND DATE ON THE REVERSE SIDE. B Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below Please sign exactly as name appears on your account in the Plan. When signing as executor, administrator, attorney, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box.Date (mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below. IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A — B ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS CARD. +

 


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. NNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNN IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION 000004 ENDORSEMENT_LINE______________ SACKPACK_____________ MR A SAMPLE DESIGNATION (IF ANY) ADD 1 ADD 2 ADD 3 ADD 4 ADD 5 ADD 6 Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas. X NNNNNNNNNNNNNNN C123456789 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext Electronic Voting Instructions You can vote by Internet or telephone! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Instead of mailing your voting instruction card, you may choose one of the two voting methods outlined below to vote your voting instruction card. VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on May 16, 2011. Vote by Internet Log on to the Internet and go to www.envisionreports.com/CTL Follow the steps outlined on the secured website. Vote by telephone Call toll free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the USA, US territories & Canada any time on a touch tone telephone. There is NO CHARGE to you for the call. Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message. Annual Meeting Voting Instruction Card 1234 5678 9012 345 . IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. . A Proposals — Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of every 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST Items 5(a) and 5(b). 1. Elect five Class II Directors: A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: For Withhold 01 — Virginia Boulet 02 — Peter C. Brown 03 — Richard A. Gephardt 04 — Gregory J. McCray 05 — Michael J. Roberts B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: For Withhold 01 — Virginia Boulet 02 — Peter C. Brown 03 — Richard A. Gephardt 04 — Gregory J. McCray 05 — Michael J. Roberts 2. Ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independentauditor for 2011. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 3. Approve our 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 4(a). Advisory vote regarding our executive compensation. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 4(b). Advisory vote regarding the frequency of our executivecompensation votes.* 1 Yr 2 Yrs 3 Yrs Abstain + 5(a). Shareholder proposal regarding political contributions report. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 5(b). Shareholder proposal regarding boarddeclassification. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: * All of the Undersigned’s Votes will be cast in the manner directed by you with respect to this Item 4(b). If you wish to vote yourProportionate Votes differently from your Allocable Votes, please call (972) 943-8780. MR A SAMPLE (THIS AREA IS SET UP TO ACCOMMODATE C 1234567890 J N T 140 CHARACTERS) MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND 1UPX 1140323 MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND NNNNNNN + 01B4QE

 


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. . IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. . VOTING INSTRUCTIONS — CENTURYLINK DOLLARS & SENSE 401(k) PLAN AND TRUST + The undersigned, acting as a “named fiduciary” of the above-referenced plan of CenturyLink, Inc., as amended (the “Plan”), hereby instructs The Trust Company of SterneAgee, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (the “Trustees”), as directed trustees with respect to shares of the common stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (“Shares”) held by the Trusteesin separate accounts in accordance with the Plan, to vote at the annual meeting of shareholders of CenturyLink, Inc. (the “Company”) to be held on May 18, 2011, and any andall adjournments thereof (the “Meeting”), in the manner designated herein (i) all Shares held by The Trust Company of Sterne Agee, Inc. and credited to the ESOP, Stock Bonusor PAYSOP accounts of the undersigned as of March 21, 2011 or held by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and credited to the 401(k) accounts of the undersigned as of March 21, 2011in accordance with the provisions of the Plan and the related trusts referred to therein (the “Undersigned’s Allocable Votes”) which are listed to the right of the address of theundersigned printed on the other side of this card, and (ii) the number of votes allocable to the undersigned (determined in the manner specified in the Plan or the related trusts) that are attributable to all Shares held by the Trustees as of March 21, 2011 as to which properly executed voting instructions are not timely received prior to the commencementof the Meeting (referred to individually as the “Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes” and collectively with the Undersigned’s Allocable Votes as the “Undersigned’s Votes”). The undersigned hereby directs the Trustees to authorize the Company’s proxies to vote in their discretion upon such other business as may properly come before the Meeting. The Board of Directors of the Company recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST Items 5(a) and 5(b) listed on the reverse side. Upon timely receipt of these instructions, properly executed, the Undersigned’s Votes will be cast in the manner directed. If these instructions are properly executed but no specific directions are given with respect to any of the Undersigned’s Allocable Votes or the Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes, these votes will be cast in accordance with the Board’s recommendations. Please mark, sign, date and return these instructions promptly using the enclosed envelope. TO BE COUNTED, THE TRUSTEE MUST RECEIVE THIS CARD, PROPERLY COMPLETED, BY MAY 16, 2011. PLEASE SIGN AND DATE ON THE REVERSE SIDE. B Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below Please sign exactly as name appears on your account in the Plan. When signing as executor, administrator, attorney, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box.Date (mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below. IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A — B ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS CARD. +

 


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. NNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNN IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION 000004 ENDORSEMENT_LINE______________ SACKPACK_____________ MR A SAMPLE DESIGNATION (IF ANY) ADD 1 ADD 2 ADD 3 ADD 4 ADD 5 ADD 6 Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas. X NNNNNNNNNNNNNNN C123456789 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext Electronic Voting Instructions You can vote by Internet or telephone! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Instead of mailing your voting instruction card, you may choose one of the two voting methods outlined below to vote your voting instruction card. VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on May 16, 2011. Vote by Internet Log on to the Internet and go to www.envisionreports.com/CTL Follow the steps outlined on the secured website. Vote by telephone Call toll free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the USA, US territories & Canada any time on a touch tone telephone. There is NO CHARGE to you for the call. Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message. Annual Meeting Voting Instruction Card 1234 5678 9012 345 . IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. . A Proposals — Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of every 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST Items 5(a) and 5(b). 1. Elect five Class II Directors: A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: For Withhold 01 — Virginia Boulet 02 — Peter C. Brown 03 — Richard A. Gephardt 04 — Gregory J. McCray 05 — Michael J. Roberts B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: For Withhold 01 — Virginia Boulet 02 — Peter C. Brown 03 — Richard A. Gephardt 04 — Gregory J. McCray 05 — Michael J. Roberts 2. Ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independentauditor for 2011. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 3. Approve our 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 4(a). Advisory vote regarding our executive compensation. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 4(b). Advisory vote regarding the frequency of our executivecompensation votes.* 1 Yr 2 Yrs 3 Yrs Abstain + 5(a). Shareholder proposal regarding political contributions report. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: 5(b). Shareholder proposal regarding boarddeclassification. For Against Abstain A. Undersigned’s Allocable Votes: B. Undersigned’s Proportionate Votes: * All of the Undersigned’s Votes will be cast in the manner directed by you with respect to this Item 4(b). If you wish to vote yourProportionate Votes differently from your Allocable Votes, please call (972) 943-8780. MR A SAMPLE (THIS AREA IS SET UP TO ACCOMMODATE C 1234567890 J N T 140 CHARACTERS) MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND 1UPX 1140324 MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND NNNNNNN + 01B4RE

 


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. . IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. . + VOTING INSTRUCTIONS — EMBARQ RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN CENTEL RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN FOR BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES The undersigned, acting as a participant in either or both of the above-referenced retirement plans (collectively, the “Plans”), hereby instructs Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (the “Trustee”), as directed trustee of the Plans, to vote at the annual meeting of shareholders of CenturyLink, Inc. (the “Company”) to be held on May 18, 2011, and any and all adjournments thereof (the “Meeting”), in the manner designated herein, the number of shares of the Company’s common stock credited to the account of the undersigned maintained under either or both of the Plans. If no instructions are given, the Trustee will vote, with respect to each Plan, unvoted shares in the same proportion as voted shares regarding each of the matters set forth on the reverse side hereof. The undersigned hereby directs the Trustee to authorize the Company’s proxies to vote in their discretion upon such other business as may properly come before the Meeting. The Board of Directors of the Company recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST Items 5(a) and 5(b) listed on the reverse side. Upon timely receipt of these instructions, properly executed, the undersigned’s shares will be voted in the manner directed. If these instructions are properly executed but no specific directions are given with respect to the undersigned’s shares, these shares will be voted in accordance with the Board’s recommendations. Please mark, sign, date and return these instructions promptly using the enclosed envelope. TO BE COUNTED, THE TRUSTEE MUST RECEIVE THIS CARD, PROPERLY COMPLETED, BY MAY 16, 2011. PLEASE SIGN AND DATE ON THE REVERSE SIDE. Non-Voting Items Change of Address — Please print new address below. IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A — C ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS CARD. +

 


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Ill II CenturyLink C1234S6769 000004 000000000.000000 ex 000000000.000000 ext ENDORSEMENT_LINE SACKPACK ooooooooo.oooooo ext 000000000.000000ext 000000000.000000ext mr a sample Electronic Voting Instructions designation (if any) You can vote by Intenet or telephone! add 2 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! ADD3 Instead of mailing your voting instruction card, you may choose one of the ADD 4 two voting methods outlined (slow to vote your voting instruction card, ADD 5 VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. ADD 6 Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be reeaived by 1:00 a.m.,central Time, on May 16,2011. Vote by Internet Log on to the Internet and go to www.envisionreports.com/CTL Follow the steps outlined on the secured website. Vote by telephone Call toll free I-800452-VOTE (8683) within the USA, US territories & Canada any time on a touch tone telephone, There is NO CHARGE to you for the call. Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in Follow the in instructions provided by the recorded message. this example, Please do not write outside the designated areas. Instruction IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE V 0 — of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 through 4(a), for a frequency of every 1 YEAR on Item 4(b), and AGAINST Items 5(a) and 5(b). 1. Elect five Class II Directors: For Withhold For Withhold For Withhold 01 — Virginia Boulet 02 - Peter C. Brown 03 — Richard A. Gephard 04 — Gregory J. McCray 05 — Michael J. Roberts For Against Abstain For Against Abstain 2. Ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent 3. Approve our 2011 Equity Incentive Plan auditor for 2011, 1Yr 2Yrs 3Yrs Abstain 4(a). Advisory vote regarding our executive compensation. 4(b). Advisory vote regarding the frequency of our executive compensation votes. For Against Abstain 5(a). Shareholder proposal regarding political contributions report, 5(b). Shareholder proposal regarding board declassifcation. B Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below Please sign exactly as name appears on your account maintained under either or both of the Plans. When signing as executor, administrator, attorney, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. Date(mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below._ Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box. I C 1234567890 JNT MR A SAMPLE (THIS AREA IS SET UP TO accommodate 140 CHARACTERS) MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND 1 UPX MR ASAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND + 1140325 01B4SC

 

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