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AT&T Inc. Announces Early Results of Exchange Offers and Increases Certain Maximum Tender Amounts and Overall Size of Exchange Offers

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and (“AT&T”) today announced the early results of its private offers to (i) exchange (the “Pool 1 Offer”) the three series of notes described in the table below (the “Pool 1 Notes”) for a new series of AT&T’s senior notes to be due in 2042 (the “New 2042 Notes”) and cash:

Title of Security   Issuer  

Consideration Exchanged
For

7.12% Debentures due 2097   BellSouth Corporation(1)   New 2042 Notes and cash
7.0% Notes due 2095   BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC(2)   New 2042 Notes and cash
6.65% Zero-to-Full Debentures due 2095   BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC(2)   New 2042 Notes and cash

(1) The 7.12% Debentures due 2097 were originally issued by BellSouth Capital Funding Corporation, which subsequently merged with and into BellSouth Corporation.

(2) BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC was formerly known as BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.

(ii) exchange (the “Pool 2 Offer”) the four series of notes described in the table below (the “Pool 2 Notes”) for a new series of AT&T’s senior notes to be due in 2045 (the “New 2045 Notes” and, together with the New 2042 Notes, the “New Notes”) and cash:

Title of Security   Issuer  

Consideration Exchanged
For

7.875% Notes, due 2030   BellSouth Corporation(1)   New 2045 Notes and cash
6.875% Notes, due 2031   BellSouth Corporation   New 2045 Notes and cash
6.550% Notes, due 2034   BellSouth Corporation   New 2045 Notes and cash
6.00% Notes, due 2034   BellSouth Corporation   New 2045 Notes and cash

(1) The 7.875% Notes were originally issued by BellSouth Capital Funding Corporation, which subsequently merged with and into BellSouth Corporation.

and (iii) exchange (the “Pool 3 Offer”, and together with the Pool 1 Offer and the Pool 2 Offer, the “Exchange Offers”) the ten series of notes described in the table below (the “Pool 3 Notes” and, together with the Pool 1 Notes and the Pool 2 Notes, the “Old Notes”) for New Notes identified in the table below and, as applicable, cash, as set forth in the table below. The aggregate principal amount of Pool 3 Notes that are accepted for exchange will be based on the order of acceptance priority for such series as set forth in the table below.

Title of Security   Issuer   Consideration Exchanged For  

Acceptance
Priority Level

6.450% Global Notes due 2034   AT&T Inc.   New 2045 Notes   1
6.150% Global Notes due 2034   AT&T Inc.   New 2045 Notes   2
8.00% Notes, due 2031   AT&T Corp.(1)   New 2042 Notes   3
8.750% Notes, due 2031   New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc.(2)   New 2042 Notes   4
7.125% Senior Notes, due 2031   AT&T Mobility LLC(3)   New 2042 Notes   5
6.800% Notes, due 2036   AT&T Inc.   New 2045 Notes and cash   6
6.40% Global Notes due 2038   AT&T Inc.   New 2045 Notes and cash   7
6.500% Global Notes due 2037   AT&T Inc.   New 2042 Notes and cash   8
6.30% Global Notes due 2038   AT&T Inc.   New 2042 Notes and cash   9
6.550% Global Notes due 2039   AT&T Inc.   New 2045 Notes and cash   10

(1) The 8.00% Notes due 2031 were issued by AT&T Corp. and are fully, unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by AT&T.

(2) New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc. was formerly known as AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

(3) AT&T Mobility LLC was formerly known as Cingular Wireless LLC.

In addition, holders whose Old Notes are accepted for exchange will receive accrued and unpaid interest from the last interest payment date to, but not including, the date on which such Old Notes are exchanged.

The approximate principal amounts of each series of Old Notes that have been validly tendered for exchange, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2012 (the “Early Participation Date”), based on information provided by the exchange agent to AT&T, are presented in the table below.

Title of Security   Issuer   Principal Amount
Tendered
7.12% Debentures due 2097   BellSouth Corporation   $205,319,000
7.0% Notes due 2095   BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC   $259,101,000
6.65% Zero-to-Full Debentures due 2095   BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC   $231,038,000
7.875% Notes, due 2030   BellSouth Corporation   $313,609,000
6.875% Notes, due 2031   BellSouth Corporation   $248,483,000
6.550% Notes, due 2034   BellSouth Corporation   $190,592,000
6.00% Notes, due 2034   BellSouth Corporation   $154,658,000
6.450% Global Notes due 2034   AT&T Inc.   $258,723,000
6.150% Global Notes due 2034   AT&T Inc.   $412,679,000
8.00% Notes, due 2031   AT&T Corp.   $220,673,000
8.750% Notes, due 2031   New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc.   $241,224,000
7.125% Senior Notes, due 2031   AT&T Mobility LLC   $239,467,000
6.800% Notes, due 2036   AT&T Inc.   $331,610,000
6.40% Global Notes due 2038   AT&T Inc.   $801,570,000
6.500% Global Notes due 2037   AT&T Inc.   $1,261,728,000
6.30% Global Notes due 2038   AT&T Inc.   $1,719,942,000
6.550% Global Notes due 2039   AT&T Inc.   $1,096,337,000

The amount of outstanding Old Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Participation Date, as reflected in the tables above, exceeded the conditions that at least $500,000,000 of each series of New Notes are issued in the Exchange Offers.

AT&T also announced today that it has amended the terms of the Exchange Offers to increase the maximum aggregate principal amount of Pool 1 Notes that will be accepted for tender from $400,000,000 to $700,000,000, to increase the maximum aggregate principal amount of Pool 2 Notes that will be accepted for tender from $800,000,000 to $915,000,000, and to increase the combined maximum aggregate amount of New Notes that will be issued from $4,000,000,000 to $5,000,000,000, and the maximum aggregate amount of Pool 3 Notes that will be accepted for tender will be adjusted accordingly.

The maximum aggregate principal amount of New 2042 Notes that will be issued is $3,500,000,000, and the maximum aggregate principal amount of New 2045 Notes that will be issued is $3,500,000,000, but the combined maximum aggregate amount of New Notes that will be issued is $5,000,000,000. The Pool 1 Offer and the Pool 2 Offer will each be conducted pursuant to a modified “Dutch auction” process.

The Exchange Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 13, 2012, unless extended or terminated. In accordance with the terms of the Exchange Offers, the withdrawal deadline relating to the Exchange Offers occurred at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2012. As a result, tendered Old Notes may no longer be withdrawn, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law (as determined by AT&T).

The Exchange Offers are being conducted upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offering memorandum, dated November 15, 2012, and the related letter of transmittal. Unless indicated otherwise, defined terms herein shall have the same meaning as those in the offering memorandum. The Exchange Offers are only made, and copies of the offering documents will only be made available, to a holder of the Old Notes who has certified its status as either (1) a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or (2) a person who is not a “U.S. person” as defined under Regulation S under the Securities Act and who is a “Qualified Investor” as defined under the Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amendment Directive, to the extent implemented in the relevant member state) and the Luxembourg Prospectus Law (each, an “Eligible Holder”).

The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Therefore, the New Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.

This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The Exchange Offers are being made solely by the offering memorandum and related letter of transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

Documents relating to the Exchange Offers will only be distributed to holders of Old Notes who complete and return a letter of eligibility confirming that they are Eligible Holders. Holders of Old Notes who desire a copy of the eligibility letter may contact D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Exchange Offers, at (800) 488-8095 (toll-free), (212) 269-5550 (collect) or via email at [email protected].

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in the offering memorandum related to the Exchange Offers. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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