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Press Release -- April 11th, 2012
Source: AT&T

AT&T Earns Top Marks for Learning & Development

AT&T Named as a Top Company for Training and Leadership Development by Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Dallas, Texas, April 11, 2012

AT&T has again received top marks from Chief Learning Officer magazine for excellence in learning and development. The magazine recently named AT&T to the No. 2 spot, tied with Defense Acquisition University, on its 2012 LearningElite. AT&T also was awarded Editor’s Choice for Business Performance Results for the second consecutive year.

“We are honored to be recognized again for our commitment to delivering unmatched learning and development programs that help our employees align with the companies’ strategy, become engaged in the business and deliver exceptional service to our customers,” said Debbie Storey, AT&T senior vice president of talent development and chief diversity officer. “In an industry that’s continuously improving the way we all live and work, it’s imperative that employees understand the critical role they play in driving innovation and growth. Our learning & development programs, led by our CEO, AT&T University and our Learning Services organization, are critical to our success – and this latest acknowledgement of that effort means a lot to the entire AT&T leadership team and to our employees.”

AT&T’s learning and development programs include instructor-led classes taught by the CEO and his officer team, self-paced e-learning courses and an unprecedented seven-month program led by AT&T University that includes leaders connecting directly with more than 100,000 managers live and online.

AT&T also is home to one of the largest Learning Management System organizations in the world. The system has more than 18,500 individual training courses delivered to keep employees’ training current and to meet the needs of the fast-evolving business. Web-based courses, virtual classrooms, leader-led classrooms, recorded leadership keynote sessions and online video are just some of the ways training is delivered. Through the Learning Services organization and AT&T University, thousands of leader-led or virtual courses are completed by employees every business day.

The LearningElite award was developed in 2011 under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior learning and development practitioners. LearningElite is the only peer-based benchmarking initiative that recognizes excellence using five key learning and development performance indicators: learning strategy, learning execution, learning impact, business performance results and leadership commitment.

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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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