Level 3 CEO James Crowe has to undergo surgery

James Crowe, level 3 CeOJames Crowe, level 3 CeOJames Q. Crowe (57) , chief executive officer of Level 3 Communications, Inc has to undergo surgery for a most likely benign tumor. Of course we wish him all the best and a lot of strength. James stated:

“During a routine physical examination, my physician discovered a tumor of the pituitary gland. I have been advised that the tumor is almost certainly benign, and that it does not have a negative effect on my ability to conduct my usual business affairs.

“However, if left untreated, this condition could have significant, adverse, long-term health consequences. Therefore, surgical removal is recommended. The procedure is safe and successfully resolves the condition in most cases. In the event surgery is not completely successful, additional treatments are available including medications and radiotherapy.

“I expect to continue my usual business schedule until the surgery, which is anticipated to occur in the last week of August. I plan to resume that schedule after a two to three week recovery period.

“I look forward to a quick recovery and getting back to work. Thank you for your continued support.”

UPDATE:

BROOMFIELD, Colo., August 30, 2007 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) today issued the following statement concerning the previously announced surgery of its chief executive officer James Q. Crowe.

“Mr. Crowe has undergone his scheduled surgery, which was completed without complications. The tumor was benign. It is anticipated that Mr. Crowe will resume his work schedule following a two to three week recovery period.”

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