AT&T Announces New Contract with Southwest Business Corporation

San Antonio, Texas, January 18, 2007

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that AT&T has signed a new contract with Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC) to connect the financial services company's new contact center with its corporate headquarters, both located in San Antonio.

Under the terms of the three-year agreement, AT&T will provide SWBC with AT&T OPT-E-MAN® service, a switched Ethernet service that connects local area networks (LAN) within the same metropolitan area to create a consolidated communications system.

The high-bandwidth service will also support multiple business applications and promote cost-effective communications. The network will provide reliable transport and enhanced security across the converged network so that SWBC's contact center can better support its financial institution clients.

"SWBC has always invested in technology in order to meet our customers' needs in the most efficient and cost-effective manner," said Gregory Lawler, CIO, Southwest Business Corporation. "This new network will complete the unification of our locations and provide a single, converged platform, allowing us to enhance the security of our data and increase the efficiency and the quality of our customer service."

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About Southwest Business Corporation
Headquartered in San Antonio, Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC) is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions. For more information, visit SWBC's web site at

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company in the United States and around the world, with operating subsidiaries providing services under the AT&T brand. AT&T is the recognized world leader in providing IP-based communications services to business and the U.S. leader in providing wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. As part of its "three screen" integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation television services as AT&T U-verseSM TV. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

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