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Press Release -- January 25th, 2012
Source: AT&T
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AT&T Named Top Organization for Multicultural Business Opportunities

Recognizing AT&T’s supplier diversity efforts, DiversityBusiness.com awarded the company the top spot in the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,” for providing the most business opportunities to diverse business owners throughout the United States.

AT&T spent $9.2 billion with diverse suppliers in 2010 representing 18.8 percent of the company’s total spend. AT&T’s supplier diversity goal is 21.5 percent of its spend with diverse suppliers.

AT&T was chosen after 1.2 million diversity business owners participated in an online election to determine the top buyers of diversity products and services in the country.

“It is extremely important to us to work with minority, women, and disabled-veteran enterprises, so it is an honor to be recognized on this prestigious list,” said Marianne Strobel, executive director, AT&T Global Supplier Diversity. “Diverse businesses continue to provide AT&T with innovative products that enable us to deliver the best solutions for our customers.”

DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned suppliers of goods and services to Fortune 1,000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities in the U.S. DiversityBusiness.com provides research and data collection services on diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities” and the “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America.”

“In a marketplace that is increasingly as sensitive to diversity as it is to revenues, awarding the top buyers of multicultural products and services is becoming a natural part of the new socioeconomic food chain”, said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. “Organizations that consistently buy the most products and services from diversity businesses, and that sustain the most mutually beneficial business relationships with their multicultural suppliers, should be recognized.”

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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