Level 3 Communications 8-K 2010
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 10, 2010
Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On February 10, 2010, Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Level 3) issued a press release relating to, among other things, fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results, including certain full year 2010 financial projections. This press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated by reference as if set forth in full. The furnishing of this information shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of the information included in this Form 8-K. This information is not filed but is furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K.
Some of the statements made in Exhibit 99.1 are forward looking in nature. These statements are based on managements current expectations or beliefs. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3s ability to obtain additional financing; as well as the companys ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in Exhibit 99.1 should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) Financial Statements of Business Acquired
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information
(c) Shell Company Transactions
99.1 Press Release dated February 10, 2010, relating to, among other things, fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results, including certain full year 2010 financial projections.
99.2 Supplemental financial information.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.