AT&T Makes $1 Million Contribution to Governor Christie's Sandy Relief Organization

    AT&T Makes $1 Million Contribution to Governor Christie's Sandy Relief

Builds on AT&T Foundation Grants to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
and Local Relief Organizations; Adds to Broad-Based and Growing Restoration
and Care Efforts

PR Newswire

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 8, 2012

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced a $1 million
contribution to a newly-formed nonprofit organization founded by New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie supporting relief and care efforts following last
week's storm. AT&T's contribution, together with support from other donors,
will enable this newly created relief organization to provideshelter, food
and other necessities to people impacted and displaced by the storm.

"This gracious and significant donation will galvanize the Relief Fund and
expand our reach and services throughout the Garden State," said First Lady
Mary Pat Christie, who serves as Chair of the Fund. She added, "We cannot
thank AT&T enough for their commitment to New Jersey and its most devastated
towns and neighborhoods. I look forward to collaborating with Mike Schweder in
order to maximize the benefit of this contribution."

"New Jersey residents have been hit hard by Sandy and AT&T has been working
closely with the state's leaders to ensure they have the resources to help all
those in need," said J. Michael Schweder, President, AT&T Mid Atlantic. "Our
team has been working around the clock to restore services in affected areas
and deploying charging stations to help those without power. AT&T thanks
Governor and Mrs. Christie for their leadership and for creating this
organization to benefit storm victims around the state."

The New Jersey contribution builds on the AT&T Foundation's $250,000 grant to
the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund and $225,000 in grants to local
nonprofits in the Tri-state region providing immediate relief:

  o$100,000 to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  o$50,000 to the Food Bank for New York City
  o$50,000 to Long Island Cares, Inc.
  o$25,000 to the Connecticut chapter of the American Red Cross

AT&T's financial support is in addition to AT&T's broad-based and growing
storm restoration and care efforts, which include:

  oRestoration: AT&T's disaster response team has been fully engaged and
    working around the clock to ensure the flow of wireless and wireline
    services in the affected areas. As of today, 99 percent of our sites are
    up and running across the region impacted by Sandy.  Updates on
    restoration efforts are available
  oCharging Stations: People in affected areas are invited to visit any of
    AT&T's approximately 400 retail store locations now open through the
    Northeast to charge their devices. Details on open stores and
    temporary/mobile charging stations will be posted as soon as available at
  oText-to-Pledge: AT&T wireless customers can make a $10 donation for
    Hurricane Sandy relief by texting to the following non-profit

       oREDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
       oSTORM to 80888 to help the Salvation Army
       oHUMANE to 80888 to give to the American Humane Society

  Customers who would like to contribute more can text up to five times for a
  total donation of $50. One hundred percent of any donation will be paid to
  the customer's designated charity and the customer will be charged for the
  donation via the customer's monthly AT&T bill.

  oLate Payment Support: AT&T will extend the late-payment window for
    wireless and wireline customers who are behind, waive late payment fees
    and will not disconnect services because of non-payment.
  oEmployee Support: The AT&T Foundation administers a Disaster Relief Fund
    through which AT&T employees can assist fellow employees impacted by this
    storm and other qualified disasters. Additionally, AT&T provides employees
    with the ability to assist others by contributing to charities like the
    American Red Cross. Employees already have pledged more than $330,000 to
    Sandy relief.

AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have contributed more than $6 million to American
Red Cross and regional affiliates for disaster relief efforts in the past 10
years, providing support for individuals and communities impacted by
hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

*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.

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About Philanthropy at AT&T
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communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T
has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities;
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2011, more than $115 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and
AT&T Foundation-giving programs.


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