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AT&T Inc. : AT&T Expands Its Sponsorship of 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team With USOC-Hosted 2012 Warrior Games

05/01/2012 | 09:10am US/Eastern
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DALLAS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T announces its sponsorship of the 2012 Warrior Games and activities and services it will provide during the week-long competition. As a sponsor of the Warrior Games, AT&T continues its mission of supporting military personnel, their families and veterans through event and program sponsorships, charitable contributions, hiring of military veterans and maintaining policies that support reservists when called to active duty.

The 2012 Warrior Games take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and on the Air Force Academy Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. Members of AT&T's Veterans Employee Resource Group will be available to share information about career opportunities at AT&T. They will provide information and advice to service members, veterans and their families on maximizing the valuable skills and experience attained in the military as they transition to the civilian workforce. AT&T also will collect donated mobile phones to be refurbished for soldiers to use through the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. Attendees can visit the AT&T tent to create posters to cheer on the athletes as they compete in the Warrior Games.

"The athletes at the 2012 Warrior Games are great men and women. We are proud to be a partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee and support the Warrior Games," said Chris Norton, Vice President of Communications for the AT&T Veterans Employee Resource Group. "The experience of these warriors is valued in the workplace, and we are thrilled to bring them closer to their athletic and professional goals."

The 2012 Warrior Games are hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee with participation by more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The Warrior Games features athletes from various branches of the military including Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations and highlights the powerful role that sport can play in recovery for our nation's heroes.

In 2011, AT&T attended more than 50 veteran career fairs across the country and saw a significant increase in the number of new hires that self-identified as veterans post-hire. For more information and employment opportunities at AT&T visit http://att.jobs/military.

*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) 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 largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, 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.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

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SOURCE AT&T Inc.

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