C&A Industries Selects AT&T for Expanded Communications Network

Staffing Company Turns to AT&T for Scalable Solution

Omaha, Nebraska, December 13, 2006

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that C&A Industries, a national staffing-services company based in Omaha, Neb., has awarded a new contract for network services to AT&T. C&A has nine divisions, with office locations in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.

C&A requested from AT&T a scalable network solution that is both reliable and capable of supporting company-to-customer and internal data exchange applications.

Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary network, data services and Internet provider for C&A Industries. AT&T will provide AT&T Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Private Network Transport (PNT) to C&A's headquarters and remote locations, providing increased bandwidth across a converged, Internet Protocol (IP)-based network. AT&T's solution will improve the speed at which large amounts of data move among locations by providing Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP). AT&T's solution also includes local and long distance voice services and AT&T Internet Services.

These services will be supported by AT&T's highly secure IP backbone and will form a converged network solution uniting every C&A location to a single, IP-based network.

"As a staffing company, C&A relies heavily on person-to-person communication, so our communications network must be robust enough to keep up with our needs and meet our high standards," said Tim Trusler, chief information officer, C&A Industries. "AT&T possesses the experience as well as the flexibility to equip us with a solution that will support our continued success."

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About C&A Industries
C&A Industries, Inc. has provided Human Capital Management Solutions to a wide variety of industries for more than 35 years. Its supplemental, contract-hire, and direct-hire programs serve the staffing needs of companies both locally and nationwide, including emerging, middle market and Fortune 500 firms. The company is comprised of four specialized staffing and recruitment firms: Aureus Medical Group, Aureus Group, AurStaff, and Celebrity Staffing. Non-staffing divisions of the company include AurTravel, a full-service travel agency; AurHomes, specializing in corporate housing; FocusOne Solutions, a managed services provider; and its philanthropic arms, The Kim Foundation and Career OutReach. Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., C&A Industries and its subsidiaries have offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.ca-industries.com.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 58.7 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at http://www.att.com.

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