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Peter Lucht

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Susan Watson

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Ashburn, VA, February 14, 2005 – MCI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCIP) today announced that its Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting approved distribution of a quarterly dividend of $.40 per share on March 15, 2005 to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2005.

The distribution is a return of capital supported by the excess cash declared by the Board of Directors in August 2004 pursuant to MCI's Plan of Reorganization.

About MCI

MCI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCIP) is a leading global communications provider, delivering innovative, cost-effective advanced communications connectivity to businesses, governments and consumers. With the industry’s most expansive global IP backbone, based on the number of company-owned points-of-presence, and wholly-owned data networks, MCI develops the converged communications products and services that are the foundation for commerce and communications in today’s markets. For more information, go to www.mci.com.

About MCI in Belgium and Luxembourg

MCI was launched in Belgium in 1997 under the name WorldCom sa/nv as the first alternative telecom operator with a completely independent fibre-optic network in Belgium and Luxembourg offering voice and data services to the business market. Currently the company has more than 6000 business customers, 20% of which are big corporations.

UUNET Belgium was launched in Belgium in 1993 under the name INnet nv and is the main Internet provider for the Belgian and Luxembourg business market.

The new company, MCI Belgium Luxembourg, is the leading telecom operator, offering integrated IP, voice and data communication services to the business market in Belgium and Luxembourg. For more information, go to www.mcibelux.be.

For more information, please contact:

MCI Belgium Luxembourg

Griet Van der Weken

Marcom & PR manager

Culliganlaan 2E

1831 Diegem

Tel 02/400 8318

GSM 0496/59 8318

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from management's expectations include economic uncertainty; the effects of vigorous competition, including price compression; the impact of technological change on our business, alternative technologies, and dependence on availability of transmission facilities; risks of international business; regulatory risks in the United States and internationally; contingent liabilities; uncertainties regarding the collectibility of receivables; risks associated with debt service requirements and our financial leverage; uncertainties associated with the success of acquisitions; and the ongoing war on terrorism. More detailed information about those factors is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K under "Risk Factors."

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