Level 3 Communications 8-K 2012
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): May 3, 2012
Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number including area code)
(Former name and former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On May 3, 2012, Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Level 3) issued a press release relating to, among other things, first quarter 2012 financial results, including certain full year 2012 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 statements made in Exhibit 99.1 are forward-looking in nature and 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. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the companys ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the companys competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its 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 May 3, 2012, relating to, among other things, first quarter 2012 financial results, including certain full year 2012 financial projections.
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.