AT&T Ranks #1 In Telecom Globally In FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies For Second Year In A Row

Also Ranked Among World's 50 Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AT&T* was recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the Most Admired Telecommunications Company in the world in 2016—for the second year in a row. 

"The global telecommunications industry has never been more innovative or dynamic than it is today, which is why this recognition is so special," said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO.  "The credit goes to our employees who work hard every day to connect our customers to everything that matters most in their lives."

The publication also placed AT&T at #48 among the Top 50 Most Admired companies in the world. This is AT&T's third year in a row on the list on the Top 50 list. Also, AT&T is the only communications company that appears on the list. The company ranked #1 in all nine attributes, including innovation, financial soundness, and quality of products/services.

FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation.

FORTUNE and its partner, the Hay Group, survey top executives and directors from FORTUNE 1000 and Global 500 companies – and financial analysts – to identify the Most Admired Companies. They seek companies with the strongest reputations both in their own industry and overall. Then, they rate companies on their ability to attract and retain talented people, quality of products and services, quality of management, innovation, social responsibility, use of corporate assets and long-term investment value.

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*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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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

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*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required.  Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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