AT&T Recognized by CIO Magazine as CIO 100 Award Honoree

AT&T Honored for Excellence in IT Innovation for Third Consecutive Year

Dallas, Texas, June 1, 2009

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AT&T* today announced that it has been named a recipient of the 2009 CIO 100 award, presented by IDG’s CIO magazine. The 22nd annual CIO 100 program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

“This year’s CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are both innovating and creating business value with IT despite the economic downturn,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. “These winners are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”

“At AT&T, we strive to create innovative IT solutions that enhance business velocity while transforming business processes and market offerings in ways that create value for our business,” said Thaddeus Arroyo, CIO, AT&T. “It’s an honor to again be recognized by the CIO 100 program for the emphasis we place on IT innovation on a daily basis.”

The recipients of this year’s CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process, including an online application, in-depth application review by a team of judges, and CIO editor review of and vote on the judges’ recommendations. The 2009 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on August 25 at the conclusion of the eleventh annual CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony.

*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 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. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation’s fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

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