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Level 3 names new board chairman

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) said it has appointed retired Navy Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., as chairman of the board, succeeding Walter Scott, Jr.

Ellis has been a member of the board since March 2005. He also serves as chairman of the board´s classified business and security committee and is a member of the nominating and governance committee. He is former commander of the United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, where he had global responsibility for strategic warning systems, integrated missile defense, space operations and other critical national defense functions.

Level 3 Communications provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. For more information, visit


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