June 1 (Reuters) - CenturyLink Inc:
* CenturyLink announces CEO succession plan
* CenturyLink Inc says Glen F. Post III will remain ceo until Jan. 1, 2019
* CenturyLink Inc says level 3 president and CEO, will become centurylink president and chief operating officer upon closing of merger
* CenturyLink Inc says CenturyLink and level 3 continue to expect to close transaction by Sept. 30, 2017.
* CenturyLink Inc says two companies continue to expect to close transaction by Sept. 30, 2017
* CenturyLink - Jeff Storey will succeed post as CEO of CenturyLink effective Jan. 1, 2019 and that post will then become executive chairman of co's board Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: