AT&T Puts the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund in the Fast Lane at the World's Unique Grand Prix Night Race at Singapore

Logo of leading youth charity featured on AT&T Williams cars at Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore, Thailand, September 23, 2010
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AT&T* today announced it will celebrate its ongoing support for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund by placing the charity’s logo on the AT&T Williams race cars during the Singapore Grand Prix.

This visual representation of the charity will provide The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund with an opportunity to further raise awareness of its vital work during the race weekend, one of the highest profile sporting events held in Singapore.  The logo will be placed on the headrest of the AT&T Williams FW32 cars during the race weekend. More than 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the Marina Bay street circuit, and the event attracts a worldwide television audience of approximately 110 million people.

"We are excited to join with AT&T Williams and have the unique opportunity to highlight our organization,” said Ms Bertha Henson, Associate Editor of The Straits Times as well as Organising Chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. “Support from large scale organizations like AT&T helps us to achieve our mission to provide support to less-privileged children at schools. Over the past few years, the number of beneficiaries has increased significantly. This project cannot be made possible without the help from socially responsible companies such as AT&T.”

“We are thrilled to provide The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund with international exposure through the Formula One team AT&T Williams,” said Goh Wee Hong, regional sales director, AT&T ASEAN. “AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. We are very proud to be an active member of the business community in Singapore, and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund does a fantastic job of supporting less fortunate children with their most basic needs so that they can focus on their education. We hope this initiative will help The Strait Times School Pocket Fund continue to garner support and to further enhance the recognition they get for their important work.”

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund was initiated on Children's Day (Oct. 1) in 2000 by The Straits Times, to heighten public awareness of the plight of children from low-income families who are attending school without proper breakfast or pocket money to sustain their day in school. The aim of the fund is to alleviate the financial burden faced by parents in providing for their children's education.

AT&T has supported the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund for three years since 2007. The contribution helps children whose families are facing financial difficulties to stay in school.

AT&T is the title sponsor of the AT&T Williams team, and provides the team with a full suite of advanced IP-based communications solutions including a virtual private network that enables highly secure and reliable communications from the race track to the team's headquarters and other key locations. AT&T Williams is migrating its website (www.attwilliams.com) to AT&T Synaptic HostingSM, a complete hosting package built on a virtualized "pay-for-what-you-use" infrastructure,  and AT&T's Intelligent Content Distribution Service (ICDS) to support its enhanced multifaceted global web presence.  The team also installed the AT&T Telepresence SolutionSM at their UK headquarters and a unique mobile unit in the team's motorhome. The deployment of the AT&T Telepresence Solution provides the team with a fully managed, immersive high definition video conferencing service with the sensation of a "face-to-face" meeting.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund was initiated on Children's Day (October 1) in the year 2000 by The Straits Times, to heighten public awareness of the plight of children from low-income families who were attending school without proper breakfast, or pocket money to sustain their day in school. The aim is to alleviate the financial burden faced by parents in providing for their children's education. At the same time the funds will help children who are already facing difficulties in remaining in school to stay on.

About Philanthropy at AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2007, AT&T contributed more than US $164 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, combine more than US$1.9 billion of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, 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. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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