AT&T Names Sonia Perez President of AT&T Louisiana

March 1, 2010

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AT&T Names Sonia Perez President of AT&T Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, March 1 -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Sonia Perez has been named president of AT&T Louisiana. Perez most recently served as Vice President for AT&T Texas.

"We know that Sonia will do a great job in Louisiana," said David Condit, AT&T president of state legislative and regulatory affairs. "Her community involvement as well as her role in bringing innovative new technology to our customers will be an asset as we move ahead in Louisiana."

As president of AT&T Louisiana, Perez will work closely with community leaders, elected officials, stakeholders and others at AT&T to bring the best technology-including AT&T U-verse video service-to consumers. "U-verse has been very well received where I now serve in Southeast Texas," said Perez. "I am excited to help bring the benefits of video competition to more of our customers in Louisiana, where we are really just getting started launching this exciting new product."

Her work in Texas was praised by those with whom she has worked. "Sonia Perez has been a good partner with the union here," said Claude Cummings, President, Communications Workers of America Local 6222, Houston, TX. "Our community has been enhanced by her leadership. She gets things done."

"Her leadership in working with the legislature helped win passage of landmark legislation that gave consumers more choice and competition in their video services," added Chairman Sylvester Turner of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. He continued: "Her capable leadership provided a human face for AT&T that served the communities well."

In addition to her responsibilities in the company, Perez has also been very involved in community and charitable activities. Her community board involvement includes serving on the executive committees of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the boards of the Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. Ms. Perez has held various leadership positions including serving as President of the Board of the Texas Exes, the alumni association of The University of Texas at Austin; and as a member of the Executive Committee of The University's Commission of 125. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Ms. Perez graduated with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, Javier, have three children.

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