AT&T Advances Global Networking Technology for Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2006

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a three-year global networking contract with Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world's largest producer of air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment.

The contract renews an existing agreement that includes long distance, Internet, teleconferencing and domestic data services as well as managed international data service and increased networking capacity.

AT&T's global networking solution offers Briggs & Stratton Corporation competitive pricing across all services as well as a simple and convenient process for provisioning and maintenance. In addition, the increased speed and capacity of the network enables the company to economically and efficiently support real-time engineering and business process collaboration globally.

Through the award-winning, secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, Briggs & Stratton Corporation will have full access to network account information and time-saving online tools to monitor network performance, manage the network, and review and pay bills.

"AT&T continues to provide us with the products and services that we need in order to stay competitive," said Rich Kolbe, vice president of Information Technology for Briggs & Stratton Corporation. "We are pleased to extend our relationship with AT&T so that we can maintain our priorities of network reliability and security while also reducing costs."

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About Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the largest manufacturer of small, air-cooled engines for lawn and garden and other outdoor power equipment. The company is also the largest producer of generators and pressure washers in the United States. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents.

About AT&T
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