Statement from AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson

           Statement from AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The following statement can be
attributed to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson:

"Following a meeting this week with the President, as well as conversations
with Congressional leaders, I am more convinced than ever that a budget deal
to avoid the 'fiscal cliff' must and can be found. This will require a
compromise involving an increase in both tax rates and revenue in return for
real and significant steps to reform entitlements and rein in federal
spending. Now is the time for our nation's leaders to put aside partisan or
philosophical differences and act for the good of the country as a whole.
Failure to address this will result in severe market disruptions, a return to
negative economic growth, and businesses pulling in investment. This can and
must be avoided. It is no exaggeration to say that the future economic
well-being of all Americans is riding on the outcome."

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