Gilbert F. Amelio to Retire from AT&T Board of Directors

Dallas, Texas, July 25, 2013

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Dr. Gilbert Amelio has decided to retire from AT&T’s Board of Directors so he can devote more attention to a wide range of professional and personal activities. 

Amelio, 70, has been an AT&T Director since 2001 and had previously served as an Advisory Director of AT&T from 1997 to 2001. Also, he was a Director of Pacific Telesis Group from 1995 until 1997 when the company was acquired by AT&T (then known as SBC Communications Inc.)

“I am extremely grateful for the privilege to have served on the Board of Directors of AT&T,” said Dr. Amelio.  “This iconic company continues to be a leader in providing an ever widening range of services to its customers and I am honored to have had the opportunity to contribute to the growth of this exceptionally well-managed company over the last 18 years.”

“Gil has deep roots with AT&T having started his career in 1968 as a scientist in Bell Labs.  His experience in telecommunications has made him a trusted advisor providing invaluable insight and guidance over a period of tremendous change in our industry and dramatic growth for our company,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer. “We are grateful for his many contributions and wish him great success in his future endeavors.”