AT&T Names Executives to Key Positions

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DALLAS, Jan 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AT&T* T +0.62% today named key executives to further position the company at the forefront of the industry's biggest growth opportunities.

Reporting to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson are:

-- John Stankey, named to the newly created position of Group President & Chief Strategy Officer. Stankey, who has led nearly every major AT&T business unit during his 27-year career, will be responsible for developing the roadmap to maximize future growth opportunities, including corporate development, addressing long-term wireless-capacity needs, capital allocation strategies and identifying the best strategic paths for low-growth and non-strategic assets.

-- Ralph de la Vega, named President and CEO of AT&T Mobility. de la Vega continues to lead AT&T's largest growth engine. He will focus on expanding the company's industry leading smartphone position -- a key growth platform to meet increasing customer demand for everything mobile.

-- Andy Geisse, named Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Business and Home Solutions. Geisse, an executive with 32-years of experience in AT&T's business and consumer segments, will be responsible for serving the business segment -- from global enterprise customers to small businesses. Additionally, Geisse will lead the Home Solutions team focused on U-verse(R), broadband and voice services for AT&T's 22-state local wireline operations.

-- John Donovan, named Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Technology and Network Operations. Donovan, a recognized leader in the technology industry, will be responsible for AT&T's technology and network operations, including the nation's fastest mobile broadband network.

"We have an outstanding group of the industry's best technology executives focused on the biggest growth opportunities," Stephenson said. "We'll continue to deliver for our customers, owners and the communities we serve."

For additional executive biographical information please go to http://www.att.com/gen/investor-relations?pid=7811 .

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