Exhibit 12.2
to Registration Statement
CENTURYLINK, INC.
CALCULATION OF PRO FORMA RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
(UNAUDITED)
Year Ended December 31, 

2011  
(Dollars in millions)  
Income before income tax expense 
$  1,021  
Less: Income from equity investee 
(13  )  
Add: estimated fixed charges 
1,501  
Add: estimated amortization of capitalized interest 
14  
Add: distributed income of equity investee 
14  
Less: interest capitalized 
(30  )  



Total earnings available for fixed charges 
$  2,507  



Estimate of interest factor on rentals 
165  
Interest expense, including amortization of premiums, discounts and debt issuance costs 
1,306  
Interest capitalized 
30  



Total fixed charges 
$  1,501  



Ratio of earnings to fixed charges 
1.7 