Washington State Employees Credit Union Adds AT&T Network Services

New Network Services Provide Greater Reliability and Efficiency

Olympia, Washington, June 26, 2007

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced that the implementation of new reliable network services to support Washington State Employees Credit Union's (WSECU) new business initiatives is now complete. AT&T has also made WSECU's voice, data and wireless services more efficient with AT&T's Business Network (ABN) solution and has provided the company with AT&T's Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled Frame Relay (IPeFR) services.

WSECU is a $1 billion nonprofit financial cooperative that offers products and services to meet its members' financial needs. WSECU has 22 locations in the state of Washington. With service ratings in the top 1 percent of companies nationally, WSECU prides itself on providing outstanding member service to its 140,000 member-owners in person, via telephone and online.

To support the company's current new business initiatives, WSECU was looking for a network service provider that could provide reliable connectivity and superior customer service. AT&T used its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone to connect all of WSECU's branches and stand-alone ATMs. WSECU also is using AT&T's network to implement new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems and to prioritize critical business applications with MPLS to provide an improved networking environment for each part of its operation.

"When evaluating potential providers, AT&T demonstrated an ability to meet our needs for a redundant, reliable network with the customer support and reporting tools that we required at a competitive price," said Tony Hildesheim, assistant vice president of Enterprise Systems at WSECU. "Our goal is to consistently deliver service that ensures the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the financial information that is entrusted to us by our members. In doing so, we require a data network that ensures that the financial services we provide to our members are both available and secure."

The agreement renews and expands a long-standing relationship, which spans more than six years, between the two companies.

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WSECU, a not-for-profit financial cooperative, was established in 1957 by 40 founding Washington State employees committed to the concept of people helping people. In 50 years, WSECU has grown into a 140,000 member, full service, statewide organization that today serves public employees and their families with a larger full-service branch network than any other credit union in Washington. More information can be found at www.wsecu.org.

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