Collect America Signs 3-Year Networking Services Deal with AT&T

Denver, Colorado, September 2, 2009

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AT&T* today announced it has signed a three-year contract with Collect America, a leading company in the debt purchasing and asset recovery management industry, to become a primary networking services provider. AT&T services are intended to facilitate greater business efficiencies for Collect America and support its business growth.

AT&T will provide Virtual Private Network (VPN) service for Collect America’s 35 domestic locations and will facilitate the ability of remote locations, franchises and law offices to access necessary applications to perform important business tasks. Additionally, AT&T will provide Enterprise Hosting services for Collect America’s proprietary business applications, at a secondary AT&T Internet Data Center, giving Collect America robust business continuity and disaster recovery plan capabilities.

“AT&T is enabling our industry-leading growth by bringing new efficiencies to our day-to-day operations,” said Glenn Thompson, Chief Information Officer of Collect America. “We’re committed to leading edge technologies and trust world-class partners like AT&T in their ability to deliver a consistent, reliable and secure network experience for us to continue to change our industry."

"Collect America has created a remarkable organization built on innovation and customer service," said Mike Henry, sales center vice president for AT&T. "AT&T looks forward to helping Collect America continue its tradition of leadership by successfully deploying world-class technology to constantly improve its business operations."

Collect America also will have around-the-clock access to real-time information about the performance of its networking and hosting services and a direct connection to electronic billing and ordering systems through the reliable and award-winning AT&T BusinessDirect® portal.

*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 Collect America
Collect America is a leader in the $40 billion asset recovery management industry. Through its award-winning technology and unique franchisee network, Collect America creates a more effective way for companies and consumers to resolve their debt commitments. Fortune 500 companies in the health care, automotive, bank and credit card industries trust Collect America to manage their debt portfolios. The company’s national network of legal franchisees is dedicated to treating consumers fairly and ethically. Collect America is based in Denver, Colorado. Learn more about Collect America at www.collectamerica.com.

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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