SAS Selects AT&T for Networking Services in Latin America

Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 8, 2009

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AT&T* announced today that SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market, has selected AT&T for global networking services to connect SAS’ sites in Latin America.

Under the three-year agreement, SAS appointed AT&T to connect five locations in Brazil, Argentina and Chile through AT&T’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). AT&T VPN provides SAS with dedicated connections to integrate its employees and partners more effectively, create synergies across their regional operations, and enable a faster launch of new services.

“We selected AT&T as our single provider to seamlessly manage our local, regional and global requirements,” said Gerson Fogaça, IT Manager of SAS Brasil. “We are very pleased with the solution provided by AT&T. Our service levels have improved by integrating many of our critical business applications, allowing us to achieve greater productivity across our office locations and, at the same time, decrease our overall IT expenditures.”

“We are committed to providing high level services and advanced technologies that facilitate SAS to continue deploying innovative solutions in support of its growth in the region,” said Eduardo Farinelli, AT&T Business Solutions sales center vice president for South America. “The agreement with SAS to support its Latin American operations extends a long-term global relationship focused on delivering a reliable and secure backbone that allows SAS to streamline its IT applications across a single platform.”

SAS established its operations in Brazil in 1996 and has offices in the major cities of Brazil in Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia as well as in Chile and Argentina. With more than 170 employees, SAS provides services to 150 customers in several industries including finance, telecommunications, energy, government, manufacturing and education.

*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 SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®.

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 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T 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-verseSM and AT&T | DIRECTVSM 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’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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