Form S-3ASR AT&T INC.

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2019

Registration No. 333-          

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

AT&T Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Delaware   43-1301883

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

One AT&T Plaza

208 S. Akard St.

Dallas, Texas 75202

(210) 821-4105

(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number,

Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

Stacey S. Maris

Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Secretary

AT&T Inc.

One AT&T Plaza

208 S. Akard St.

Dallas, Texas 75202

(210) 821-4105

(Name, Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number,

Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

Wayne A. Wirtz

Vice President – Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

AT&T Inc.

One AT&T Plaza

208 South Akard Street

Dallas, Texas 75202

(210) 821-4105

 

Patrick S. Brown, Esq.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

1888 Century Park East

Los Angeles, California

(310) 712-6600

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of the Registration Statement.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.  ☐

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.  ☒

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☒

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Each Class of

Securities to Be Registered

  Amount to Be
Registered
  Proposed Maximum
Offering Price
per Unit
  Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price
  Amount of
Registration Fee(1)

Debt Securities

               

Preferred Stock, par value $1.00 per share

               

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share

               

Depositary Shares(2)

               

 

 

(1)

An indeterminate aggregate initial offering price or number of securities of each identified class is being registered as may from time to time be offered at indeterminate prices. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities or that are represented by depositary shares. In accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r), the Registrant is deferring payment of all of the registration fee.

(2)

Each depositary share will be issued under a deposit agreement, will represent an interest in a fractional share or multiple shares of preferred stock and will be evidenced by a depositary receipt.

 

 

 


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LOGO

AT&T Inc.

Debt Securities

Preferred Stock

Depositary Shares

Common Stock

AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) from time to time may offer to sell debt securities, preferred stock, either separately or represented by depositary shares, and common stock. The debt securities and preferred stock may be convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for common or preferred stock of the Company or debt or equity securities of one or more other entities. The common stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol “T”.

The Company may offer and sell these securities to or through one or more underwriters, dealers and agents, or directly to purchasers, on a continuous or delayed basis. See “Plan of Distribution” for a further description of the manner in which we may dispose of the securities covered by this prospectus.

This prospectus describes some of the general terms that may apply to these securities and the general manner in which they may be offered. The specific terms of any securities to be offered, and the specific manner in which they may be offered, will be described in a supplement to this prospectus. A prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. This prospectus may not be used to offer or sell securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the applicable offering.

You should carefully read this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, together with the documents incorporated by reference herein and therein, before making an investment decision.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any other regulatory body has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

Prospectus dated May 13, 2019.


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Description of AT&T Inc.

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Use of Proceeds

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Summary Description of the Securities We May Issue

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Description of Debt Securities We May Offer

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Description of Preferred Stock We May Offer

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Description of Depositary Shares We May Offer

     13  

Description of Common Stock We May Offer

     16  

Plan of Distribution

     19  

Validity of Securities

     20  

Experts

     21  

Documents Incorporated by Reference

     21  

Where You Can Find More Information

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Description of AT&T Inc.

AT&T Inc. (“AT&T,” “we” or the “Company”) is a holding company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1983 and has its principal executive offices at 208 S. Akard St., Dallas, Texas, 75202 (telephone number 210-821-4105). We are a leading provider of communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. We offer our services and products to consumers in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide. We also develop, produce and distribute feature films, television, gaming and other content in various physical and digital formats globally, including owning and operating three regional TV sports networks. We maintain an internet website at www.att.com. This website address is for information only and is not intended to be an active link or to incorporate any website information into this document.

Use of Proceeds

Unless otherwise specified in the prospectus supplement, we will use the proceeds from the sale of the securities to provide funds for general corporate purposes, among other things.

Summary Description of the Securities We May Issue

We may use this prospectus to offer from time to time:

 

   

Senior debt securities. These debt securities may be convertible or exchangeable into preferred stock, depositary shares, common stock or equity securities of a third-party issuer. They will be unsecured and will rank equally with all of our other unsubordinated and unsecured debt.

 

   

Preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share. The preferred stock may be convertible or exchangeable into other series of preferred stock, including depositary shares, common stock or equity securities of a third-party issuer. We can offer different series of preferred stock with different dividend, liquidation, redemption and voting rights.

 

   

Depositary shares. We have the option of issuing depositary shares that would represent a fraction of a share of preferred stock.

 

   

Common stock, par value $1.00 per share.

In the case of securities that are exchangeable for securities of a third-party issuer, the applicable prospectus supplement will give you more information about this issuer, the terms of its securities and the document in which they are described. Our securities include securities denominated in U.S. dollars, but we can choose to issue securities in any other currency, including the Euro.

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the specific types, amounts, prices and detailed terms of any of these securities. The applicable prospectus supplement may also contain information, where applicable, about material U.S. federal income tax considerations relating to, and any securities exchange listing of, securities covered by such prospectus supplement.

Description of Debt Securities We May Offer

As required by U.S. federal law for all bonds and notes of companies that are publicly offered, our debt securities will be governed by a document called the indenture. The indenture is a contract between us and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., a national banking association, which acts as trustee for you. The trustee has two main roles:

 

   

First, the trustee can enforce your rights against us if we default. There are some limitations on the extent to which the trustee acts on your behalf, described later under “— Default and Related Matters — Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs”.


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Second, the trustee performs administrative duties for us, such as sending you interest payments, transferring your securities to new buyers and sending you notices. Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. will perform these administrative duties.

We may issue as many distinct series of securities under the indenture as we wish. This section summarizes terms of the securities that are common to all series. Most of the financial terms and other specific terms of your series will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement which will be attached to the front of this prospectus. Those terms may vary from the terms described here. The prospectus supplement may also describe special federal income tax consequences of the debt securities.

This Section Is Only a Summary

This section and your prospectus supplement summarize all the material terms of the indenture and your debt securities. They do not, however, describe every aspect of the indenture and your debt securities.

The indenture and its associated documents, including your debt securities, contain the full text of the matters described in this section and your prospectus supplement. The indenture and the debt securities are governed by New York law. A copy of the indenture has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, as part of our registration statement. See “Where You Can Find More Information” below for information on how to obtain a copy. Section references in the description that follows relate to the indenture.

Legal Ownership of Debt Securities

We can issue debt securities in registered form or in the form of one or more global securities. We refer to those who have debt securities registered in their own names on the books that we or our agent maintain for this purpose as the “holders” of those debt securities. These persons are the legal holders of the debt securities. We refer to those who, indirectly through others, own beneficial interests in debt securities that are not registered in their own names as “indirect holders” of those debt securities. As we discuss below, indirect holders are not legal holders, and investors in debt securities issued in book-entry form or in street name will be indirect holders.

Book-Entry Holders

We may issue debt securities in book-entry form only, as we will specify in the applicable prospectus supplement. This means debt securities may be represented by one or more global securities registered in the name of a financial institution that holds them as depositary on behalf of other financial institutions that participate in the depositary’s book-entry system. These participating institutions, in turn, hold beneficial interests in the debt securities on behalf of themselves or their customers.

For registered debt securities, only the person in whose name a debt security is registered is recognized under the indenture as the holder of that debt security. Debt securities issued in global form will be issued in the form of a global security registered in the name of the depositary or its participants. Consequently, for debt securities issued in global form, we will recognize only the depositary as the holder of the debt securities and we will make all payments on the debt securities to the depositary. The depositary passes along the payments it receives to its participants, which in turn pass the payments along to their customers who are the beneficial owners. The depositary and its participants do so under agreements they have made with one another or with their customers; they are not obligated to do so under the terms of the debt securities.

As a result, investors in a book-entry security will not own debt securities directly. Instead, they will own beneficial interests in a global security, through a bank, broker or other financial institution that participates in the depositary’s book-entry system or holds an interest through a participant. As long as the debt securities are issued in global form, investors will be indirect holders, and not holders, of the debt securities.

 

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Street Name Holders

In the future we may terminate a global security or issue debt securities initially in non-global form. In these cases, investors may choose to hold their debt securities in their own names or in “street name”. Debt securities held by an investor in street name would be registered in the name of a bank, broker or other financial institution that the investor chooses, and the investor would hold only a beneficial interest in those debt securities through an account he or she maintains at that institution.

For debt securities held in street name, we will recognize only the intermediary banks, brokers and other financial institutions in whose names the debt securities are registered as the holders of those debt securities and we will make all payments on those debt securities to them. These institutions pass along the payments they receive to their customers who are the beneficial owners, but only because they agree to do so in their customer agreements or because they are legally required to do so; they are not obligated to do so under the terms of the debt securities. Investors who hold debt securities in street name will be indirect holders, not holders, of those debt securities.

Legal Holders

Our obligations, as well as the obligations of the trustee and those of any third parties employed by us or the trustee, run only to the legal holders of the debt securities. We do not have obligations to investors who hold beneficial interests in global securities, in street name or by any other indirect means. This will be the case whether an investor chooses to be an indirect holder of a debt security or has no choice because we are issuing the debt securities only in global form.

For example, once we make a payment or give a notice to the holder, we have no further responsibility for the payment or notice even if that holder is required, under agreements with depositary participants or customers or by law, to pass it along to the indirect holders but does not do so. Similarly, if we want to obtain the approval of the holders for any purpose — e.g., to amend the indenture or to relieve us of the consequences of a default or of our obligation to comply with a particular provision of the indenture — we would seek approval only from the holders, and not the indirect holders, of the debt securities. Whether and how the holders contact the indirect holders is up to the holders.

When we refer to you, we mean those who invest in the debt securities being offered by this prospectus, whether they are the holders or only indirect holders of those debt securities. When we refer to your debt securities, we mean the debt securities in which you hold a direct or indirect interest.

Special Considerations for Indirect Holders

If you hold debt securities through a bank, broker or other financial institution, either in book-entry form or in street name, you should check with your own institution to find out:

 

   

how it handles securities payments and notices;

 

   

whether it imposes fees or charges;

 

   

how it would handle a request for the holders’ consent, if ever required;

 

   

whether and how you can instruct it to send you debt securities registered in your own name so you can be a holder, if that is permitted in the future;

 

   

how it would exercise rights under the debt securities if there were a default or other event triggering the need for holders to act to protect their interests; and

 

   

if the debt securities are in book-entry form, how the depositary’s rules and procedures will affect these matters.

 

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What Is a Global Security?

A global security is a security that represents one or more debt securities and is held by a depositary. Generally, all debt securities represented by the same global securities will have the same terms.

Each debt security issued in book-entry form will be represented by a global security that we deposit with and register in the name of a financial institution that we select or its nominees. The financial institution that we select for this purpose is called the depositary. Unless we specify otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York, known as DTC, will be the depositary for all debt securities issued in book-entry form.

A global security may not be transferred to or registered in the name of anyone other than the depositary, its nominee or a successor depositary, unless special termination situations arise. We describe those situations below under “— Special Situations When a Global Security Will Be Terminated”. As a result of these arrangements, the depositary, or its nominee, will be the sole registered owner and holder of all debt securities represented by a global security, and investors will be permitted to own only beneficial interests in a global security. Beneficial interests must be held by means of an account with a broker, bank or other financial institution that in turn has an account with the depositary or with another institution that does. Thus, an investor whose security is represented by a global security will not be a holder of the debt security, but only an indirect holder of a beneficial interest in the global security.

If the prospectus supplement for a particular debt security indicates that the debt security will be issued in global form only, then the debt security will be represented by a global security at all times unless and until the global security is terminated. We describe the situations in which this can occur below under “— Special Situations When a Global Security Will Be Terminated”. If termination occurs, we may issue the debt securities through another book-entry clearing system or decide that the debt securities may no longer be held through any book-entry clearing system.

Special Considerations for Global Securities

As an indirect holder, an investor’s rights relating to a global security will be governed by the account rules of the investor’s financial institution and of the depositary, as well as general laws relating to securities transfers. We do not recognize this type of investor as a holder of debt securities and instead deal only with the depositary that holds the global security.

If debt securities are issued only in the form of a global security, an investor should be aware of the following:

 

   

An investor cannot cause the debt securities to be registered in his or her name, and cannot obtain non-global certificates for his or her interest in the debt securities, except in the special situations we describe below;

 

   

An investor will be an indirect holder and must look to his or her own bank or broker for payments on the debt securities and protection of his or her legal rights relating to the debt securities, as we describe under “— Legal Ownership of Debt Securities” above;

 

   

An investor may not be able to sell interests in the debt securities to some insurance companies and to other institutions that are required by law to own their securities in non-book-entry form;

 

   

An investor may not be able to pledge his or her interest in a global security in circumstances where certificates representing the debt securities must be delivered to the lender or other beneficiary of the pledge in order for the pledge to be effective;

 

   

The depositary’s policies, which may change from time to time, will govern payments, transfers, exchanges and other matters relating to an investor’s interest in a global security. We and the trustee have no responsibility for any aspect of the depositary’s actions or for its records of ownership interests in a global security. We and the trustee also do not supervise the depositary in any way;

 

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The depositary may (and we understand that DTC will) require that those who purchase and sell interests in a global security within its book-entry system use immediately available funds and your broker or bank may require you to do so as well; and

 

   

Financial institutions that participate in the depositary’s book-entry system, and through which an investor holds its interest in a global security, may also have their own policies affecting payments, notices and other matters relating to the debt securities. There may be more than one financial intermediary in the chain of ownership for an investor. We do not monitor and are not responsible for the actions of any of those intermediaries.

Special Situations When a Global Security Will Be Terminated

In a few special situations described below, the global security will terminate and interests in it will be exchanged for physical certificates representing those interests. After that exchange, the choice of whether to hold securities directly or in street name will be up to the investor. Investors must consult their own bank or brokers to find out how to have their interests in securities transferred to their own name, so that they will be direct holders. We have described the rights of holders and street name investors above under “— Legal Ownership of Debt Securities”.

The global security will terminate when the following special situations occur:

 

   

if the depositary notifies us that it is unwilling, unable or no longer qualified to continue as depositary for that global security and we do not appoint another institution to act as depositary within 90 days;

 

   

if we notify the trustee that we wish to terminate that global security; or

 

   

if an event of default has occurred with regard to debt securities represented by that global security and has not been cured or waived. We discuss defaults later under “— Default and Related Matters”.

The prospectus supplement may also list additional situations for terminating a global security that would apply only to the particular series of securities covered by the prospectus supplement. When a global security terminates, the depositary — and not we or the trustee — is responsible for deciding the names of the institutions that will be the initial direct holders. (Sections 2.08(f) and (g))

In the remainder of this section, “you” means direct holders and not “street name” or other indirect holders of securities, including holders of any securities that we issue as global securities. Indirect holders should read the previous subsection entitled “Legal Ownership of Debt Securities”.

Overview of Remainder of This Section

The remainder of this section summarizes:

 

   

Additional mechanics relevant to the securities under normal circumstances, such as how you transfer ownership and where we make payments;

 

   

Your rights under several special situations, such as if we merge with another company, or if we want to change a term of the securities; and

 

   

Your rights if we default or experience other financial difficulties.

Additional Mechanics

Form, Exchange and Transfer

The securities will be issued:

 

   

in fully registered form or as global securities as described above; and

 

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in denominations that are even multiples of $1,000 (Section 2.02(a)(8)), provided, however, that the securities will be issued in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter if so required by the securities exchange on which such securities are listed or traded or as we may otherwise determine.

You may have your securities broken into more securities of smaller denominations (but not into denominations smaller than any minimum denomination applicable to the securities) or combined into fewer securities of larger denominations, as long as the total principal amount is not changed. This is called an “exchange.” (Section 2.08(a))

You may exchange or transfer your securities at the office of the registrar. The registrar acts as our agent for registering securities in the names of holders and for transferring and exchanging securities, as well as maintaining the list of registered holders. The paying agent acts as the agent for paying interest, principal and any other amounts on securities and for exchanging securities. We have appointed The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. to perform the roles of registrar and paying agent. We may change these appointments to another entity or perform them ourselves. (Section 2.08(b))

We can designate additional registrars or paying agents, acceptable to the trustee, and they would be named in the prospectus supplement. We may cancel the designation of any particular registrar or paying agent. We may also approve a change in the office through which any registrar or paying agent acts. We must maintain a registrar and paying agent office in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. If at any time we do not maintain a registrar or paying agent, the trustee will act as such. (Section 2.04)

There is no charge for exchanges and transfers. You will not be required to pay a service charge to transfer or exchange securities, but you may be required to pay for any tax or other governmental charge associated with the exchange or transfer. The transfer or exchange will only be made if the registrar is satisfied with your proof of ownership. (Section 2.08)

At certain times, you may not be able to transfer or exchange your securities. If we redeem any series of securities, or any part of any series, then we may prevent you from transferring or exchanging these securities. We may do this during the period beginning 15 days before the day we mail the notice of redemption and ending on the day of that mailing, in order to freeze the list of holders so we can prepare the mailing. We may also refuse to register transfers or exchanges of securities selected for redemption, except that we will continue to permit transfers and exchanges of the unredeemed portion of any security being partially redeemed. (Section 2.08(d))

Replacing Your Lost or Destroyed Certificates

If you bring a mutilated certificate or coupon to the trustee, we will issue a new certificate or coupon to you in exchange for the mutilated one. Please note that the trustee may have additional requirements that you must meet in order to do this. (Section 2.09)

If you claim that a certificate or coupon has been lost, completely destroyed, or wrongfully taken from you, then the trustee will give you a replacement certificate or coupon if you meet the trustee’s requirements. Also, we may require you to provide reasonable security or indemnity to protect us from any loss we may incur from replacing your certificates or coupons. We may also charge you for our expenses in replacing your security. (Section 2.09)

Payment and Paying Agents

We will pay interest to you if you are a direct holder listed in the registrar’s records at the close of business on a particular day in advance of each due date for interest, even if you no longer own the security on the interest

 

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due date. That particular day, usually about two weeks in advance of the interest due date, is called the “record date” and is stated in the prospectus supplement. (Section 2.05) Holders buying and selling securities must work out between them how to compensate for the fact that we will pay all the interest for an interest period to the one who is the registered holder on the record date. The most common manner is to adjust the sales price of the securities to prorate interest fairly between buyer and seller. This prorated interest amount is called “accrued interest.”

We will pay interest, principal and any other money due on the securities at the corporate trust office of the trustee in New York City. That office is currently located at The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., c/o The Bank of New York Mellon, 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007, Attention: Corporate Trust Administration. You must make arrangements to have your payments picked up at or wired from that office. We may also choose to pay interest by mailing checks. (Section 2.05)

“Street name” and other indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers for information on how they will receive payments.

We may also arrange for additional payment offices, and may cancel or change these offices, including our use of the trustee’s corporate trust office. These offices are called “paying agents”. We may also choose to act as our own paying agent. We must notify you if we change the paying agents for any particular series of securities. (Section 2.04)

Notices

We and the trustee will send notices regarding the securities only to direct holders, using their addresses as listed in the trustee’s records. (Section 10.02)

Regardless of who acts as paying agent, all money we forward to a paying agent that remains unclaimed will, at our request, be repaid to us at the end of two years after the amount was due to the direct holder. After that two-year period, you may look only to us for payment and not to the trustee, any other paying agent or anyone else. (Section 8.03)

Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture

Mergers and Similar Transactions

We are generally permitted to consolidate or merge with another company. We are also permitted to sell substantially all of our assets to another company. However, we may not take any of these actions unless all the following conditions are met:

 

   

Where we merge out of existence or sell our assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not be organized under the laws of a foreign country. It must be a corporation organized under the laws of the United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.

 

   

The company we merge into or sell to must agree to be legally responsible for our debt securities.

 

   

The merger, sale of assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities, and we must not already be in default, unless the merger or other transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-default test, a default would include an event of default that has occurred and not been cured, as described below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default — What Is an Event of Default?” A default for this purpose would also include any event that would be an event of default if the requirements for giving us default notice or our default having to exist for a specific period of time were disregarded. (Section 5.01)

Further, we may buy substantially all of the assets of another company without complying with any of the foregoing conditions.

 

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Modification and Waiver of Your Contractual Rights

Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the indenture and the securities. Some types of changes require the approval of each security holder affected, some require approval by a majority vote, and some changes do not require any approval at all. (Sections 9.01-9.06)

Changes Requiring Your Approval. First, there are changes that cannot be made to your securities without your specific approval. The following is a list of those types of changes:

 

   

to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who must consent to a waiver or amendment of the indenture;

 

   

to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the time for payment of interest;

 

   

to reduce the principal due on any security or change the fixed maturity of any security;

 

   

to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest on any security;

 

   

to change the currency of payment on a security, unless the security provides for payment in a currency that ceases to exist;

 

   

in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to make changes to your conversion or exchange rights that would be adverse to your interests;

 

   

to change the right of holders to waive an existing default by majority vote;

 

   

to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable to you following a default or change your conversion or exchange rights, or impair your right to sue for payment; and

 

   

to make any change to this list of changes that requires your specific approval. (Section 9.02(a))

Changes Requiring a Majority Vote. The second type of change to the indenture and the securities is the kind that requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority of the principal amount of the particular series affected. Most changes fall into this category, except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same vote would be required for us to obtain a waiver of an existing default. However, we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain your individual consent to the waiver. (Section 9.02(a))

Changes Not Requiring Your Approval. The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and other changes that would not materially adversely affect holders of the securities. (Section 9.01)

Further Details Concerning Voting. When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much principal amount to attribute to a security:

 

   

For original issue discount securities, we will use the principal amount that would be due and payable on the voting date if the maturity of the securities were accelerated to that date because of a default.

 

   

For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.

Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in trust for you money for their payment or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because we or an affiliate of us is holding the security. (Section 2.10)

We will generally be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose of determining the holders of outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take other action under the indenture. However, the indenture does not oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record date for a vote or other action to be taken by

 

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holders of a particular series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on the record date and must be taken within 90 days following the record date. (Section 9.02(b))

Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders, including holders of any securities issued as global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information on how approval may be granted or denied if we seek to change the indenture or the securities or request a waiver.

Discharge of Our Obligations

We can fully discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations on the securities of any series if we make a deposit for you with the trustee and certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held in trust for your benefit and the benefit of all other direct holders of the securities and must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S. government agency notes or bonds that will generate enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on the securities on their various due dates.

However, we cannot discharge ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or exchangeable securities, unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities and the prospectus supplement.

If we accomplish full discharge, as described above, you will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for repayment of the securities. You could not look to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely, the trust deposit would most likely be protected from claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt or insolvent.

We will indemnify the trustee and you against any tax, fee or other charge imposed on the U.S. government obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal and interest received on these obligations. (Sections 8.01-8.04)

Redemption

We May Choose to Redeem Your Securities

We may be able to pay off your securities before their normal maturity. If we have this right with respect to your specific securities, the right will be mentioned in the prospectus supplement. It will also specify when we can exercise this right and how much we will have to pay in order to redeem your securities.

If we choose to redeem your securities, we will mail written notice to you not less than 30 days prior to redemption, and not more than 60 days prior to redemption. Also, you may be prevented from exchanging or transferring your securities when they are subject to redemption, as described under “— Form, Exchange and Transfer” above. (Article 3)

Liens on Assets

The indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise encumbering any of our assets and those of our subsidiaries.

Default and Related Matters

Ranking Compared to Other Creditors

The securities are not secured by any of our property or assets. Accordingly, your ownership of securities means you are one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and therefore they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. However, the trustee has a right to receive payment for its administrative services prior to any payment to security holders after a default.

 

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Events of Default

You will have special rights if an event of default occurs and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.

What Is an Event of Default? The term “event of default” with respect to any series of securities means any of the following:

 

   

We fail to make any interest payment on a security when it is due, and we do not cure this default within 90 days.

 

   

We fail to make any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity of any security or upon redemption.

 

   

We fail to comply with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities or with a supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within 90 days.

 

   

We file for bankruptcy, or other events in bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization occur.

 

   

Any other event of default described in the prospectus supplement occurs.

Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs

You and the trustee will have the following remedies if an event of default occurs:

Acceleration. If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived, then the trustee or the holders of 25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued interest on all the securities of that series to be due and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the securities of the affected series, if all events of default have been cured or waived. (Section 6.02)

Special Duties of Trustee. If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special duties. In that situation, the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and powers under the indenture, and to use the same degree of care and skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in that situation in conducting his or her own affairs. (Section 7.01)

Other Remedies of Trustee. If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized to pursue any available remedy to collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other provisions of the securities and the indenture, including bringing a lawsuit. (Section 6.03)

Majority Holders May Direct the Trustee to Take Actions to Protect Their Interests. The trustee is not required to take any action under the indenture at the request of any holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable protection from expenses and liability. This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with an indemnity reasonably satisfactory to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method and place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These majority holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other action under the indenture. (Section 6.05)

Individual Actions You May Take if the Trustee Fails to Act. Before you bypass the trustee and bring your own lawsuit or other formal legal action or take other steps to enforce your rights or protect your interests relating to the securities, the following must occur:

 

   

You must give the trustee written notice that an event of default has occurred and remains uncured.

 

   

The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding securities of the relevant series must make a written request that the trustee take action because of the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities of taking that action.

 

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The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.

 

   

During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the securities of that series do not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request. (Section 6.06)

However, you are entitled at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money due on your security on or after its due date. (Section 6.07)

Waiver of Default

The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant series of debt securities may waive a default for all the relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive a payment default on your debt security, however, without your individual approval. (Section 6.04)

We Will Give the Trustee Information About Defaults Annually

Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of one of our officers certifying that to the best of his or her knowledge we are in compliance with the indenture and all the securities under it, or else specifying any default. (Section 4.03)

The trustee may withhold from you notice of any uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines that withholding notice is in your interest. (Section 7.05)

Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers for information on how to give notice or direction to or make a request of the trustee and how to make or cancel a declaration of acceleration.

Original Issue Discount Securities

The debt securities may be issued as original issue discount securities, which will be offered and sold at a substantial discount from their principal amount. Only a discounted amount will be due and payable when the trustee declares the acceleration of the maturity of these debt securities after an event of default has occurred and continues, as described under “— Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs” above.

Conversion of Convertible Debt Securities

Your debt securities may be convertible into our preferred stock, including depositary shares representing preferred stock, or common stock, or they may be exchangeable for equity securities of another issuer if the prospectus supplement so provides. If your debt securities are convertible or exchangeable, the prospectus supplement will include provisions as to whether conversion or exchange is mandatory, at your option or at our option. The prospectus supplement would also include provisions regarding the adjustment of the number of shares of common stock or other securities you will receive upon conversion or exchange. In addition, the prospectus supplement will contain the conversion price or exchange price and mechanisms for adjusting this price. In the case of exchangeable debt securities, the prospectus supplement will set forth information about the issuer for whose securities you would exchange your debt, or where that information can be found.

We may not adjust the exchange or conversion price

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interest and the next following interest payment date, you must include funds equal to the interest that would be payable on your securities on this following interest payment date. We are not required to issue fractional shares of preferred stock, depositary shares or common stock, but, unless we otherwise specify in the prospectus supplement, we will pay you a cash adjustment calculated on the basis of the following:

 

   

for debt securities convertible into preferred stock or depositary shares, the liquidation preference of the series of preferred stock;

 

   

for common stock, the market value of the common stock; and

 

   

for exchangeable debt securities, the market value of the securities for which you will exchange your securities.

Regarding the Trustee

We maintain banking relationships in the ordinary course of business with the trustee. The trustee is also the trustee under indentures with certain of our subsidiaries.

Description of Preferred Stock We May Offer

The following briefly summarizes the material terms of our preferred stock other than pricing and related terms which will be disclosed in the applicable prospectus supplement. You should read the particular terms of any series of preferred stock we offer, which will be described in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to that series. The applicable prospectus supplement will also state whether any of the terms summarized below do not apply to the series of preferred stock being offered. In addition, for each series of preferred stock, we will file a certificate of designations containing the specific terms of the series as an exhibit to the registration statement or we will incorporate it by reference before we issue any preferred stock.

General

We are authorized to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share. As of the date of this prospectus, no shares of preferred stock were outstanding. Under our restated certificate of incorporation, our board of directors is authorized to issue shares of preferred stock in one or more series. To establish a series of preferred stock, our board must set the following terms:

 

   

the number of shares to be included in the series;

 

   

the designation, powers, preferences and rights of the shares of the series;

 

   

the qualifications, limitations or restrictions of the series; and

 

   

the variations, if any, as between each series.

Before we issue any series of preferred stock, our board of directors will adopt resolutions creating and designating the series as a series of preferred stock. Stockholders will not need to approve these resolutions.

Terms Contained in Prospectus Supplement

A prospectus supplement will contain the dividend, liquidation, redemption and voting rights of a series of preferred stock. The prospectus supplement will describe the following terms of a series of preferred stock:

 

   

the designation and stated value per share of the preferred stock and the number of shares offered;

 

   

the amount of liquidation preference per share;

 

   

the initial public offering price at which we will issue the preferred stock;

 

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the dividend rate or method of calculation, the payment dates for dividends and the dates from which dividends will start to cumulate;

 

   

any redemption or sinking fund provisions;

 

   

any conversion or exchange rights;

 

   

whether we have elected to offer depositary shares, as described below under “Description of Depositary Shares”; and

 

   

any additional voting, dividend, liquidation, redemption, sinking fund and other rights or restrictions.

No Preemptive Rights

The holders of preferred stock will have no preemptive rights to buy any additional shares. The preferred stock will be, when issued, fully paid and nonassessable. Neither the par value nor the liquidation preference can show you the price at which the preferred stock will actually trade on or after the date of issuance. The applicable prospectus supplement will describe some of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the purchase and ownership of the series of preferred stock.

Description of Depositary Shares We May Offer

We may offer depositary shares evidenced by depositary receipts. Each depositary receipt represents a fraction of a share of the particular series of preferred stock issued and deposited with a depositary. The fraction of a share of preferred stock which each depositary share represents will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to those depositary shares.

We will describe the transfer agent for each series of preferred stock in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Description of Depositary Shares

The following briefly summarizes the material provisions of the deposit agreement and of the depositary shares and depositary receipts, other than pricing and related terms disclosed in the accompanying prospectus supplement. You should read the particular terms of any depositary shares and any depositary receipts that we offer. You should also read the deposit agreement relating to the particular series of preferred stock and the more detailed description of the deposit agreement in the prospectus supplement. The prospectus supplement will also state whether any of the generalized provisions summarized below do not apply to the depositary shares or depositary receipts being offered.

General

We will deposit the shares of any series of preferred stock represented by depositary shares according to the provisions of a deposit agreement between us and a bank or trust company which we will select as our preferred stock depositary. The depositary must have its principal office in the United States and have a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000. Each owner of a depositary share will be entitled to all the rights and preferences of the underlying preferred stock in proportion to the applicable fraction of a share of preferred stock represented by the depositary share. These rights include dividend, voting, redemption, conversion and liquidation rights. The depositary will send you all reports and communications which we will deliver to the depositary and which we have to furnish to you.

The following is a summary of the deposit agreement. For more complete information, you should read the entire agreement and the depositary receipt. Directions on how to obtain copies of these are provided under “Where You Can Find More Information” below.

 

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Depositary Receipts

The depositary shares will be evidenced by depositary receipts issued pursuant to the deposit agreement. Depositary receipts will be distributed to anyone who is buying the fractional shares of preferred stock in accordance with the terms of the applicable prospectus supplement. We will either file the forms of deposit agreement and depositary receipt as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, or we will incorporate them by reference into that registration statement.

While definitive engraved depositary receipts (certificates) are being prepared, we may instruct the depositary to issue temporary depositary receipts, which will entitle you to all the rights of the definitive depositary receipts and be substantially in the same form. The depositary will prepare definitive depositary receipts without unreasonable delay, and we will pay for the exchange of your temporary depositary receipts for definitive depositary receipts.

Withdrawal of Preferred Stock

You may receive the number of whole shares of your series of preferred stock and any money or other property represented by those depositary receipts after surrendering the depositary receipts at the corporate trust office of the depositary. Partial shares of preferred stock will not be issued. If the depositary shares which you surrender exceed the number of depositary shares that represent the number of whole shares of preferred stock you wish to withdraw, then the depositary will deliver to you at the same time a new depositary receipt evidencing the excess number of depositary shares. Once you have withdrawn your preferred stock, you will not be entitled to re-deposit that preferred stock under the deposit agreement in order to receive depositary shares. We do not expect that there will be any public trading market for withdrawn shares of preferred stock.

Dividends and Other Distributions

The depositary has agreed to pay to you the cash dividends or other cash distributions it receives on preferred stock, after deducting its fees and expenses. You will receive these distributions in proportion to the number of depositary shares you own. The depositary will distribute only whole U.S. dollars and cents. The depositary will add any fractional cents not distributed to the next sum received for distribution to record holders of depositary shares.

In the event of a non-cash distribution, the depositary will distribute property to the record holders of depositary shares entitled to it, unless the depositary determines that it is not feasible to make such a distribution, in which case the depositary may, with our approval, sell the property and distribute the net proceeds from the sale to the holders.

Redemption of Depositary Shares

If we redeem a series of preferred stock represented by depositary shares, then we will give the necessary proceeds to the depositary. The depositary will then redeem the depositary shares using the funds it received from us for the preferred shares. The depositary will notify the record holders of the depositary shares to be redeemed not less than 30 nor more than 60 days before the date fixed for redemption at the holders’ addresses appearing in the depositary’s books. The redemption price per depositary share will be equal to the applicable fraction of the redemption price payable per share for the applicable series of the preferred stock. Whenever we redeem shares of preferred stock held by the depositary, the depositary will redeem the depositary shares representing the shares of preferred stock on the same day. If fewer than all the depositary shares of a series are to be redeemed, the depositary shares will be selected by lot or ratably as the depositary will decide.

After the date fixed for redemption, the depositary shares called for redemption will no longer be considered outstanding. Therefore, all your rights as holders of the depositary shares will cease, except that you will still be entitled to receive any cash payable upon the redemption and any money or other property to which you were entitled at the time of redemption.

 

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Voting the Preferred Stock

How do you vote? The depositary will notify you of any upcoming vote and arrange to deliver our voting materials to you, if you are a holder of record at that time. The record date for determining if you are a holder of depositary shares is the same as the record date for the preferred stock. The materials you will receive will (1) describe the matters that are being submitted to a vote and (2) explain how you, on a certain date, may instruct the depositary to vote the shares underlying your depositary receipts as you direct. For instructions to be valid, the depositary must receive them on or before the date specified. The depositary will try, as far as practical, to vote the shares as you instruct. We agree to do anything the depositary asks us to do in order to enable it to vote as you instruct. If you do not instruct the depositary how to vote your shares, the depositary will abstain from voting those shares.

Conversion or Exchange

What happens when we convert preferred stock into other securities, or exchange it for securities of another company? The depositary will convert or exchange all your depositary shares on the same day that the preferred stock underlying your depositary receipts is converted or exchanged. In order for the depositary to do so, we will need to deposit the other stock, common stock or other securities into which the preferred stock is to be converted or for which it will be exchanged.

The exchange or conversion rate per depositary share will be equal to:

 

   

the exchange or conversion rate per share of preferred stock, multiplied by the fraction of a share of preferred stock represented by one depositary share,

 

   

plus all money and any other property represented by the depositary shares, and

 

   

including all amounts paid by us for dividends that have accrued on the preferred stock on the exchange or conversion date and that have not yet been paid.

The following are some more terms of conversions and exchanges that you should keep in mind:

The depositary shares, as such, cannot be converted or exchanged into other preferred stock, common stock, securities of another issuer or any other securities or property of us. Nevertheless, if so specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, you may be able to surrender the depositary receipts to the depositary with written instructions asking the depositary to instruct us to convert the preferred stock represented by the depositary shares into other shares of preferred stock or common stock of us or to exchange the preferred stock for securities of another issuer. If you have this right, we have agreed that we will cause the conversion or exchange of the preferred stock using the same procedures as we use for the delivery of preferred stock. If you are only converting part of your depositary shares represented by a depositary receipt, new depositary receipts will be issued for any depositary shares that you do not convert or exchange.

Amendment and Termination of the Deposit Agreement

How may the deposit agreement be amended? We may agree with the depositary to amend the deposit agreement and the form of depositary receipt without your consent at any time. However, if the amendment adds or increases fees or charges or prejudices an important right of holders, it will only become effective with the approval of holders of at least a majority of the affected depositary shares then outstanding. If an amendment becomes effective, and you continue to hold your depositary receipts, you are deemed to agree to the amendment and to be bound by the amended deposit agreement.

How may the deposit agreement be terminated? The deposit agreement automatically terminates if:

 

   

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each share of preferred stock has been converted into or exchanged for common stock; or

 

   

a final distribution in respect of the preferred stock has been made to the holders of depositary shares in connection with our liquidation, dissolution or winding-up.

We may also terminate the deposit agreement at any time we wish. If we do so, the depositary will give you notice of termination not less than 30 days before the termination date. Once you surrender your depositary receipts to the depositary, it will send you the number of whole or fractional shares of the series of preferred stock underlying your depositary receipts.

Charges of Depositary and the Expenses

We will pay all transfer and other taxes and governmental charges in connection with the existence of the depositary arrangements. We will pay charges of the depositary for the initial deposit of the preferred stock and any redemption. You will pay other transfer and other taxes and governmental charges and the charges that are expressly provided in the deposit agreement to be for your account.

Limitations on Our Obligations and Liability to Holders of Depositary Receipts

The deposit agreement expressly limits our obligations and the obligations of the depositary to you. It also limits our liability and the liability of the depositary. We and the depositary:

 

   

are only obligated to take the actions specifically set forth in the deposit agreement in good faith;

 

   

are not liable if either of us is prevented or delayed by law or circumstances beyond our control from performing our obligations under the deposit agreement;

 

   

are not liable if either of us exercises discretion permitted under the deposit agreement;

 

   

have no obligation to become involved in a lawsuit or other proceeding related to the depositary receipts or the deposit agreement on your behalf or on behalf of any other party, unless you provide us with satisfactory indemnity; and

 

   

may rely upon any written advice of counsel or accountants and on any documents we believe in good faith to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party.

In the deposit agreement, we and the depositary agree to indemnify each other under certain circumstances.

Resignation and Removal of Depositary

The depositary may resign at any time by notifying us of its election to do so. In addition, we may remove the depositary at any time. The resignation or removal will take effect when we appoint a successor depositary and it accepts the appointment. We must appoint the successor depositary within 60 days after delivery of the notice of resignation or removal and the new depositary must be a bank or trust company having its principal office in the United States and having a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000.

Description of Common Stock We May Offer

Our authorized share capital consists of 14,010,000,000 shares, of which 14,000,000,000 are common shares having a par value of $1.00 per share. As of April 30, 2019, 7,298,132,091 shares of common stock were outstanding. The common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “T”.

The following briefly summarizes the provisions of our restated certificate of incorporation and our bylaws that are important for you. Both documents are incorporated by reference as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, and you can obtain them as described below in “Where You Can Find More Information”.

 

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You should note that some of the provisions of our restated certificate of incorporation and our bylaws may tend to deter any potential unfriendly tender offers or other efforts to obtain control of us. At the same time, these provisions will tend to assure continuity of management and corporate policies and to induce any persons seeking control or a business combination with us to negotiate on terms acceptable to our then-elected board of directors.

General

All outstanding shares of common stock are, and any shares of common stock offered, when issued, will be fully paid and nonassessable.

We typically do not issue physical stock certificates. Instead, we record evidence of your stock ownership solely on our corporate records. However, we will issue a physical stock certificate to you if you so request.

Holders of common stock do not have any conversion, redemption, preemptive or cumulative voting rights. In the event of our dissolution, liquidation or winding-up, common stockholders share ratably in any assets remaining after all creditors are paid in full, including holders of our debt securities and after the liquidation preference of holders of preferred stock has been satisfied.

The transfer agent for the common stock is Computershare Trust Company, N.A., P.O. Box 505005, Louisville, Kentucky 40233.

Dividends

Common stockholders are entitled to participate equally in dividends when dividends are declared by our board of directors out of funds legally available for dividends.

Voting Rights

Each holder of common stock is entitled to one vote for each share for all matters voted on by common stockholders.

Election of Directors

Holders of common stock may not cumulate their votes in the election of directors. In an election of directors, each director must be elected by the vote of the majority of the votes cast with respect to that director’s election. If a nominee for director is not elected and the nominee is an incumbent director, such incumbent director must promptly tender his or her resignation to the board of directors, subject to acceptance by the board of directors. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the board of directors (the “Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee”) will make a recommendation to the board of directors as to whether to accept or reject the tendered resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The board of directors will act on the tendered resignation, taking into account the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee’s recommendation, and publicly disclose (by a press release, a filing with the SEC or other broadly disseminated means of communication) its decision regarding the tendered resignation and the rationale behind the decision within 90 days from the date of certification of election results. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee in making its recommendation and the board of directors in making its decision may each consider any factors or other information that they consider appropriate and relevant. Any incumbent director who tenders his or her resignation following such failure to be elected will not participate in the recommendation of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee or the decision of the board of directors with respect to his or her resignation.

If the number of persons properly nominated for election as directors as of the date that is 10 days before the record date for the meeting at which such vote is to be held exceeds the number of directors to be elected, then the directors shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast.

 

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For purposes of the election of directors, a majority of votes cast shall mean that the number of shares voted “for” the election of a director exceeds the number of votes cast “against” the election of such director.

Other Matters

Except with respect to the election of directors as described above, all other matters are determined by a majority of the votes cast, unless otherwise required by law or the certificate of incorporation for the action proposed.

For these purposes, a majority of votes cast shall mean that the number of shares voted “for” a matter exceeds the number of votes cast “against” such matter.

Quorum

At least 40% of the shares entitled to vote at the meeting must be present in person or by proxy, in order to constitute a quorum.

Board of Directors

Our bylaws provide that all directors are required to stand for re-election every year. At any meeting of our board of directors, a majority of the total number of the directors constitutes a quorum.

Action without Stockholder Meeting

Our restated certificate of incorporation also requires that stockholders representing at least two-thirds of the total number of shares outstanding and entitled to vote thereon must sign a written consent for any action without a meeting of the stockholders.

Advance Notice Bylaws

Our bylaws establish advance notice procedures with regard to stockholder proposals relating to the nomination of candidates for election as directors or new business to be brought before meetings of our stockholders. These procedures provide that notice of such stockholder proposals must be timely given in writing to the Secretary of AT&T prior to the meeting at which the action is to be taken. Generally, to be timely, notice must be received at our principal executive offices not less than 90 days nor more than 120 days prior to the anniversary date of the annual meeting for the preceding year. The notice must contain certain information specified in the bylaws.

Proxy Access

Our bylaws permit any stockholder or group of up to twenty stockholders who have maintained continuous qualifying ownership of 3% or more of our outstanding common stock for at least the previous three years to include up to a specified number of director nominees in our proxy materials for an annual meeting of stockholders. The maximum number of stockholder nominees permitted under the proxy access provisions of our bylaws shall be the greater of two or 20% of the total number of directors of AT&T on the last day a notice of nomination may be submitted.

Notice of a nomination pursuant to the proxy access provisions of our bylaws must be submitted to the Secretary of AT&T at our principal executive office no earlier than 150 days and no later than 120 days before the anniversary of the date that we mailed our proxy statement for the previous year’s annual meeting of stockholders. The notice must contain certain information specified in our bylaws.

 

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Section 203 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware

We are also subject to Section 203 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Section 203 prohibits us from engaging in any business combination (as defined in Section 203) with an “interested stockholder” for a period of three years subsequent to the date on which the stockholder became an interested stockholder unless:

 

   

prior to such date, our board of directors approves either the business combination or the transaction in which the stockholder became an interested stockholder;

 

   

upon completion of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owns at least 85% of the outstanding voting stock (with certain exclusions); or

 

   

the business combination is approved by our board of directors and authorized by a vote (and not by written consent) of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding voting stock not owned by the interested stockholder.

For purposes of Section 203, an “interested stockholder” is defined as an entity or person beneficially owning 15% or more of our outstanding voting stock, based on voting power, and any entity or person affiliated with or controlling or controlled by such an entity or person.

A “business combination” includes mergers, asset sales and other transactions resulting in financial benefit to a stockholder. Section 203 could prohibit or delay mergers or other takeover or change of control attempts with respect to us and, accordingly, may discourage attempts that might result in a premium over the market price for the shares held by stockholders.

Such provisions may have the effect of deterring hostile takeovers or delaying changes in control of management or us.

Plan of Distribution

We may sell securities to purchasers directly, or through agents, dealers, or underwriters, or through a combination of any of those methods of sale.

The distribution of the securities may be made from time to time in one or more transactions at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to these prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices.

The securities may be sold by us or by one or more of our subsidiaries that previously acquired the securities from us, from other of our subsidiaries, from third parties or in the open market. Any such subsidiary may be deemed to be an underwriter under the Securities Act of 1933.

Through Agents

We and the agents designated by us may solicit offers to purchase securities. Agents that participate in the distribution of securities may be deemed underwriters under the Securities Act of 1933. We will name any agent that will participate in the distribution of the securities, and any commission we will pay to it will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement. Any agent will be acting on a “best efforts” basis for the period of its appointment, unless we indicate differently in the applicable prospectus supplement.

To Dealers

The securities may be sold to a dealer as principal. The dealer may then resell the securities to the public at varying prices determined by it at the time of resale. The dealer may be deemed to be an underwriter under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

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To Underwriters

The securities may also be sold to one or more underwriters and we will then execute an underwriting agreement with them at the time of sale. The names of the underwriters will be set forth in the prospectus supplement, which will be used by the underwriters to resell the securities.

Convertible, Redeemable and Exchangeable Securities

If we choose to offer debt securities or preferred stock that is convertible, redeemable or exchangeable into or for third-party securities, we will identify in the applicable prospectus supplement:

 

   

the third-party;

 

   

the third-party securities offered;

 

   

all documents filed by the third-party pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 since the end of the third-party’s last completed fiscal year, to the extent the third-party is subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the Exchange Act; and

 

   

the document containing the description of the third-party securities.

Indemnification

We may enter into indemnification agreements with underwriters, dealers, agents and other persons participating in the distribution of securities, who will then be entitled to indemnification by us against some civil liabilities. The indemnification covers liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933.

Delayed Delivery Arrangements

We may authorize underwriters, dealers or other persons acting as our agents to solicit offers from a number of institutions to purchase securities from us. We will indicate our intention to do this in the applicable prospectus supplement. The contracts for these purchases will provide for payment and delivery on a future date or dates. These institutions include commercial and savings banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment companies, educational and charitable institutions and others, and must be approved by us. The obligations of purchasers under these contracts will be unconditional, except that:

 

   

at the time of delivery, the purchase of the securities shall not be prohibited under the laws of the jurisdiction of the purchaser; and

 

   

if the securities are also being sold to underwriters, we have to sell the securities not sold for delayed delivery to the underwriters.

The underwriters, dealers and other persons will not have any responsibility for the validity or performance of these contracts.

Validity of Securities

Unless otherwise indicated in the prospectus supplement, the validity of the securities offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Mr. Wayne A. Wirtz, Vice President – Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of AT&T Inc., and for any underwriters, dealers or agents, as the case may be, by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, New York. As of May 13, 2019, Mr. Wirtz owned less than 1% of the outstanding shares of AT&T. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP from time to time performs legal services for AT&T Inc.

 

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Experts

The consolidated financial statements of AT&T Inc. incorporated by reference in AT&T’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (including the schedule appearing therein) for the year ended December 31, 2018, and the effectiveness of AT&T’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018 (excluding the internal control over financial reporting of Warner Media, LLC, formerly Time Warner Inc. (“Time Warner”)), have been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their reports thereon, which as to the report on the effectiveness of AT&T’s internal control over financial reporting contains an explanatory paragraph describing the above referenced exclusion of Warner Media, LLC from the scope of such firm’s audit of internal control over financial reporting, incorporated by reference or included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements are incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such reports given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

The consolidated financial statements of Time Warner and subsidiaries appearing in Time Warner’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (including the schedule appearing therein) for the year ended December 31, 2017, incorporated by reference in AT&T’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 15, 2018, and the effectiveness of Time Warner’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2017, have been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their reports thereon included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements are incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such reports given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

Documents Incorporated by Reference

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” the information we file with the SEC. This permits us to disclose important information to you by referring to these filed documents. Any information incorporated by reference is considered part of this prospectus, and any information we file with the SEC after the date of this prospectus will automatically update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the following documents and information filed with the SEC (other than, in each case, documents or information deemed to have been furnished and not filed in accordance with SEC rules):

 

   

Our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

   

The portions of our Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for our 2019 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on March  11, 2019 that are incorporated by reference into our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

   

Our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as amended by Form 10-Q/A filed with the SEC on May 7, 2019.

 

   

Our current reports on Form  8-K filed with the SEC on January  30, 2019, February 15, 2019, February  19, 2019, February 20, 2019, April 24, 2019, May 1, 2019 and May 2, 2019.

 

   

The audited consolidated balance sheets of Time Warner as of December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and the consolidated statements of operations, consolidated statements of cash flows and consolidated statements of equity and comprehensive income of Time Warner for the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015, the notes related thereto, the financial statement schedule and the independent registered public accounting firm’s report related thereto, filed as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 15, 2018.

 

   

Any other reports we file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of the first post-effective amendment to the registration statement and prior to effectiveness of that amendment.

 

   

Any documents that we file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of this prospectus and before the termination of the offering. If any statement in this prospectus conflicts with any statement in a document which we have incorporated by reference, then you should consider only the statement in the more recent document.

 

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To the extent that any information contained in any current report on Form 8-K, or any exhibit thereto, was furnished to, rather than filed with, the SEC, such information or exhibit is specifically not incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

We will provide without charge to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom this prospectus is delivered, upon his or her written or oral request, a copy of any or all documents referred to above which have been or may be incorporated by reference into this prospectus excluding exhibits to those documents unless they are specifically incorporated by reference into those documents. You may make your request by calling us at (210) 821-4105, or by writing to us at AT&T, Attention: Stockholder Services, One AT&T Plaza, 208 South Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75202.

When we refer to “we”, “our” or “us” in this prospectus we mean AT&T Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Where You Can Find More Information

As required by the Securities Act of 1933, we filed a registration statement relating to the securities offered by this prospectus with the SEC. This prospectus is part of that registration statement, which includes additional information.

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. These SEC filings are available to the public from the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Those filings are also available to the public on, or accessible through, our website at http://www.att.com. The information contained on or accessible through our corporate website or any other website that we may maintain is not incorporated by reference herein and is not part of this prospectus or the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. You may also inspect these reports and other information without charge at a website maintained by the SEC. The address of this site is http://www.sec.gov.

 

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PART II

Information Not Required in Prospectus

 

Item 14.

Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution

The following is a statement of the expenses (all of which are estimated) to be incurred by AT&T Inc. in connection with a distribution of an assumed amount of the securities being registered under this registration statement:

 

     Amount
to be Paid
 

SEC registration fee

   $                  

Legal fees and expenses

          ** 

Fees and expenses of trustee

          ** 

Accounting fees and expenses

          ** 

Blue Sky fees and expenses

          ** 

Miscellaneous expenses

          ** 
  

 

 

 

Total

   $       ** 
  

 

 

 

 

*

The payment of filing fees is deferred pursuant to Rule 456(b) and 457(r).

**

These fees are calculated based on the securities offered and the number of issuances and accordingly cannot be estimated at this time.

 

Item 15.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) permits a corporation to indemnify its directors and officers against expenses, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlements actually and reasonably incurred by them in connection with any action, suit or proceeding brought by third parties. The directors or officers must have acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. In a derivative action, an action only by or in the right of the corporation, indemnification may be made only for expenses actually and reasonably incurred by directors and officers in connection with the defense or settlement of an action or suit, and only with respect to a matter as to which they shall have acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. No indemnification shall be made if such person shall have been adjudged liable to the corporation, unless and only to the extent that the court in which the action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that the defendant officers or directors are fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses despite such adjudication of liability.

We have adopted provisions in our Bylaws which provide that we will indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, including any action or suit by us or in our right, by reason of the fact that such person is or was our director, officer, employee, or, while such person is or was a director, officer or employee of us, is or was serving at our request as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding, but in each case only if and to the extent permitted under applicable state or federal law.

Our Bylaws further state that this indemnification shall not be deemed exclusive of any other right to which the indemnified person may be entitled, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs and personal representatives of that person.

 

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Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that, consistent with Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL, no director shall be liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability:

 

   

for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to us or our stockholders;

 

   

for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or knowing violation of the law;

 

   

under Section 174 of the DGCL; or

 

   

for any transaction from which a director derived an improper benefit.

AT&T maintains policies insuring its officers and directors against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

AT&T also entered into indemnification agreements with each of its directors and anticipates that it will enter into similar agreements with future directors. Generally, these agreements attempt to provide the maximum protection permitted by Delaware law with respect to indemnification. The indemnification agreements provide that AT&T will pay certain amounts incurred by its directors in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative or investigative action or proceeding. Such amounts include any expenses, including attorney’s fees, judgments, civil or criminal fines, settlement amounts and other expenses customarily incurred in connection with legal proceedings.

We may also enter into indemnification agreements with underwriters providing that underwriters have to indemnify and hold harmless our company, each of our directors, each officer who signed the registration statement and any person who controls us within the meaning of the Securities Act, from and against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

 

Item 16.

Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.
  

Description

  

Incorporated by Reference to Filings Indicated

1-a    Form of Underwriting Agreement for debt securities.    *
1-b    Form of Underwriting Agreement for preferred stock and/or depositary shares (to be filed by amendment or incorporated by reference herein prior to the issuance of preferred stock and/or depositary shares).   
1-c    Form of Underwriting Agreement for common stock (to be filed by amendment or incorporated by reference herein prior to the issuance of common stock).   
4-a    Indenture, dated as of May  15, 2013, between AT&T Inc. and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. The form or forms of debt securities with respect to each particular series of debt securities will be filed as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K of AT&T Inc. or other filing by AT&T Inc. and incorporated herein by reference.    Exhibit 4.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 15, 2013, File No. 001-08610
4-b    Restated Certificate of Incorporation of AT&T Inc.    Exhibit 3.1 to Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 13, 2013, File No. 001-08610

 

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4-c    Amended Bylaws of AT&T Inc.    Exhibit 3 to Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 18, 2015, File No. 001-08610
4-d    Form of Deposit Agreement, including form of depositary receipt for depositary shares.    Exhibit 4-f to Registration Statement on Form S-3, File No. 333-36926
5    Opinion of Mr. Wayne A. Wirtz, Vice President – Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, AT&T Inc., as to the validity of the Securities of AT&T Inc. being registered.    *
23-a    Consent of Ernst & Young LLP relating to AT&T Inc.’s financial statements.    *
23-b    Consent of Ernst & Young LLP relating to Time Warner Inc.’s financial statements.    *
23-c    Consent of Mr. Wayne A. Wirtz, Vice President – Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, AT&T Inc. (included in Exhibit 5).    *
24    Power of Attorney.    *
25    Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., with respect to the AT&T Inc. Indenture, dated as of May  15, 2013.    *

 

*

Filed herewith.

 

Item 17.

Undertakings

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

(i)    to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

(ii)    to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low- or high-end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii)    to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission

 

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by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:

(A)    Each prospectus filed by the Registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

(B)    Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5) or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii) or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

That, for the purpose of determining liability of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned Registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned Registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned Registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

(i)    Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned Registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

(ii)    Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned Registrant;

(iii)    The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned Registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of an undersigned Registrant; and

(iv)    Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by an undersigned Registrant to the purchaser.

That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities

 

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Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Dallas, State of Texas, on the 13th day of May, 2019.

 

AT&T Inc.
By   /s/ John J. Stephens
 

John J. Stephens

Senior Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on the 13th day of May, 2019:

 

Principal Executive Officer:   

Randall L. Stephenson*

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer:   

John J. Stephens

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

By   /s/ John J. Stephens
 

John J. Stephens,

as attorney-in-fact

for Mr. Stephenson, the Directors,

and on his own behalf as

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

DIRECTORS:

Randall L. Stephenson*

Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr.*

Richard W. Fisher*

Scott T. Ford*

Glenn H. Hutchins*

William E. Kennard*

Michael B. McCallister*

Beth E. Mooney*

Matthew K. Rose*

Cynthia B. Taylor*

Laura D’Andrea Tyson*

Geoffrey Y. Yang*

 

*

By power of attorney

 

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Exhibit 1-a

AT&T INC.

DEBT SECURITIES

FORM OF UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

[ Date ]

To the Representative(s)

named in Schedule I

hereto of the Underwriters

named in Schedule II hereto

Ladies and Gentlemen:

AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), may issue and sell from time to time series of its debt securities registered under the registration statement referred to in Paragraph 1(a) hereof (“Securities” and, individually, “Security”). The Securities will be issued under an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013 (the “Indenture”), from the Company to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, in one or more series, which series may vary as to interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions and selling prices, with all such terms for any particular series being determined at the time of sale. The Company proposes to sell to the underwriters named in Schedule II hereto (“Underwriters”), for whom you are acting as representative(s) (“Representative”), the series of Securities of the designation, with the terms and in the aggregate principal amount specified in Schedule I hereto (“Underwritten Securities” and, individually, “Underwritten Security”).

1. The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, the several Underwriters that:

(a) A registration statement on Form S-3 with respect to the Securities has been prepared by the Company in conformity with the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), and the rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) thereunder and has become effective. As used in this Agreement:

(i) “Registration Statement” as of any time means the Registration Statement in the form then filed with the Commission, including any amendment thereto, any document incorporated by reference therein and any information in a prospectus, preliminary prospectus supplement (where applicable) or prospectus supplement deemed or retroactively deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B that has not been superseded or modified. “Registration Statement” without reference to a time means the Registration Statement as of the time of the first contract of sale for the Underwritten Securities, which time shall be considered the “effective date” of the Registration Statement relating to the Underwritten Securities. For purposes of this definition, information contained in a form of prospectus, preliminary prospectus supplement (where applicable) or prospectus supplement that is deemed retroactively to be a part of the Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 430B shall be considered to be included in the Registration Statement as of the time specified in Rule 430B.

(ii) “Statutory Prospectus” as of any time means the prospectus relating to the Underwritten Securities that is included in the Registration Statement immediately prior to that time, including any document incorporated by reference therein and any basic prospectus or prospectus supplement deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B that has not been superseded or modified. For purposes of this definition, information contained in a form of prospectus (including a prospectus supplement) that is deemed retroactively to be a part of the Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 430B shall be considered to be included in the Statutory Prospectus only as of the actual time that form of prospectus (including a prospectus supplement) is filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b).

(iii) “Preliminary Prospectus”, when used, means any preliminary prospectus (including any preliminary prospectus supplement) relating to the Securities filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Act.

 

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(iv) “Prospectus” means the Statutory Prospectus that discloses the public offering price and other final terms of the Underwritten Securities and otherwise satisfies Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933.

(v) “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, relating to the Underwritten Securities in the form filed or required to be filed with the Commission or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company’s records pursuant to Rule 433(g). “General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to prospective investors, as evidenced by its being specified in a schedule to this Agreement. “Limited Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not a General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus.

(vi) “Applicable Time” means the time and date identified as such in Schedule I of this Agreement.

(b) The Registration Statement and the Prospectus contain, and (in the case of any amendment or supplement to any such document, or any material incorporated by reference in any such document, filed with the Commission after the date as of which this representation is being made) will contain at all times during the period specified in Paragraph 8(c) hereof, all statements which are required by the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (“Trust Indenture Act”), and the rules and regulations of the Commission under such Acts; the Indenture, including any amendments and supplements thereto, pursuant to which the Underwritten Securities will be issued will conform with the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, and the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) and the Prospectus do not, and (in the case of any amendment or supplement to any such document, or any material incorporated by reference in any such document, filed with the Commission after the date as of which this representation is being made) will not at any time during the period specified in Paragraph 8(c) hereof, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading except that the Company makes no representation or warranty as to information contained in or omitted from the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) or the Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company through the Representative(s) by or on behalf of any Underwriter specifically for use therein, or as to any statements in or omissions from the Statement of Eligibility and Qualification of the Trustee under the Indenture.

(c)

(i) (A) At the time of initial filing of the Registration Statement, (B) at the time of the most recent amendment thereto for the purposes of complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act (whether such amendment was by post-effective amendment, incorporated report filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or form of prospectus), and (C) at the time the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this clause only, of Rule 163(c)) made any offer relating to the Underwritten Securities in reliance on the exemption of Rule 163, the Company was a “well known seasoned issuer” as defined in Rule 405, including not having been an “ineligible issuer” as defined in Rule 405.

(ii) The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement,” as defined in Rule 405, that initially became effective within three years of the date of this Agreement. If immediately prior to the Renewal Deadline (as hereinafter defined), any of the Underwritten Securities remain unsold by the Underwriters, the Company will prior to the Renewal Deadline file, if it has not already done so and is eligible to do so, a new automatic shelf registration statement relating to the Underwritten Securities, in a form satisfactory to the Representative. If the Company is no longer eligible to file an automatic shelf registration statement, the Company will prior to the Renewal Deadline, if it has not already done so, file a new shelf registration statement relating to the Underwritten Securities, in a form satisfactory to the Representative, and will use its best efforts to cause such registration statement to be declared effective within 180 days after the Renewal Deadline. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the Underwritten Securities to continue as contemplated in the expired registration statement relating to the Underwritten Securities. References herein to the Registration Statement shall include such new automatic shelf registration statement or such new shelf registration statement, as the case may be. “Renewal Deadline” means the third anniversary of the initial effective time of the Registration Statement.

 

 

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(iii) The Company has not received from the Commission any notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) objecting to use of the automatic shelf registration statement form. If at any time when Underwritten Securities remain unsold by the Underwriters the Company receives from the Commission a notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or otherwise ceases to be eligible to use the automatic shelf registration statement form, the Company will (i) promptly notify the Representative, (ii) promptly file a new registration statement or post-effective amendment on the proper form relating to the Underwritten Securities, in a form satisfactory to the Representative, (iii) use its best efforts to cause such registration statement or post-effective amendment to be declared effective as soon as practicable, and (iv) promptly notify the Representative of such effectiveness. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the Underwritten Securities to continue as contemplated in the registration statement that was the subject of the Rule 401(g)(2) notice or for which the Company has otherwise become ineligible. References herein to the Registration Statement shall include such new registration statement or post-effective amendment, as the case may be.

(iv) The Company has paid or shall pay the required Commission filing fees relating to the Underwritten Securities within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1) without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r).

(d) (i) At the earliest time after the filing of the Registration Statement that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2)) of the Underwritten Securities and (ii) at the date of this Agreement, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer,” as defined in Rule 405.

(e) As of the Applicable Time, neither (i) the General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus(es) issued at or prior to the Applicable Time, the Statutory Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) and the additional information, if any, identified in Schedule I to this Agreement, all considered together (collectively, the “General Disclosure Package”), nor (ii) any individual Limited Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, included any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading except that the Company makes no representation or warranty as to information contained in or omitted from any prospectus included in the Registration Statement or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company through the Representative by or on behalf of any Underwriter specifically for use therein.

(f) Each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Underwritten Securities or until any earlier date that the Company notified or notifies the Representative as described in the next sentence, did not, does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information then contained in the Registration Statement. If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicted or would conflict with the information then contained in the Registration Statement or included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances prevailing at that subsequent time, not misleading, (i) the Company has promptly notified or will promptly notify the Representative and (ii) the Company has promptly amended or will promptly amend or supplement such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission.

(g) The Company is not in violation of its corporate charter or bylaws or in default under any agreement, indenture or instrument, the effect of which violation or default would be material to the Company; the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and any Delayed Delivery Contracts (as defined in Paragraph 3 hereof) and compliance by the Company with the provisions of the Underwritten Securities and the Indenture will not conflict with, result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any of the assets of the Company or any of its material subsidiaries pursuant to the terms of, or constitute a default under, any agreement, indenture or instrument, or result in a violation of the corporate charter or bylaws of the Company or any order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency having jurisdiction over the Company; and except as required by the Securities Act, the Trust Indenture Act and applicable state securities laws, no consent, authorization or order of, or filing or registration with, any court or governmental agency is required for the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Delayed Delivery Contracts, if any, and the Indenture. The Commission has not issued any order preventing or suspending the use of any part of the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) or the Prospectus.

 

Exhibit 1-a-3


(h) Except as described in or contemplated by the General Disclosure Package, there shall have not occurred any changes or any development involving a prospective change, or affecting particularly the business or properties of the Company or its subsidiaries which materially impairs the investment quality of the Underwritten Securities since the dates as of which information is given in the General Disclosure Package.

(i) On the Delivery Date (as defined in Paragraph 7 hereof) (i) the Indenture will have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and will constitute the legally binding obligation of the Company, enforceable in accordance with its terms, (ii) the Underwritten Securities will have been duly authorized and, upon payment therefor as provided in this Agreement, will constitute legally binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits of the Indenture, and (iii) the Underwritten Securities and the Indenture will conform to the descriptions thereof contained in the Prospectus.

(j) Each of the Company and its subsidiaries has been duly incorporated, is validly existing as a corporation or limited liability company, as applicable, in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is chartered or organized, with full corporate power and authority to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the General Disclosure Package, and is duly qualified to do business as a foreign corporation and is in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction which requires such qualification wherein it owns or leases properties or conducts business, except where the failure to so qualify would not have a material adverse effect on the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.

(k) Except as described in the General Disclosure Package, there is no material litigation or governmental proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company or any of its subsidiaries which is reasonably expected to result in any material adverse change in the financial condition, results of operations, business or prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole or which is required to be disclosed in the General Disclosure Package.

(l) The financial statements filed as part of the Registration Statement and the General Disclosure Package present, or (in the case of any amendment or supplement to any such document, or any material incorporated by reference in any such document, filed with the Commission after the date as of which this representation is being made) will present at all times during the period specified in Paragraph 8(c) hereof, fairly, the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, at the dates and for the periods indicated, and have been, and (in the case of any amendment or supplement to any such document, or any material incorporated by reference in any such document, filed with the Commission after the date as of which this representation is being made) will be at all times during the period specified in Paragraph 8(c) hereof, prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved (except as described in the notes thereto).

(m) The documents incorporated by reference into any Statutory Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus have been, and (in the case of any amendment or supplement to any such document, or any material incorporated by reference in any such document, filed with the Commission after the date as of which this representation is being made) will be, at all times during the period specified in Paragraph 8(c) hereof, prepared by the Company in conformity with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the Rules and Regulations and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder and such documents have been, or (in the case of any amendment or supplement to any such document, or any material incorporated by reference in any such document, filed with the Commission after the date as of which this representation is being made) will be at all times during the period specified in Paragraph 8(c) hereof, timely filed as required thereby; and no such documents were filed with the Commission since the Commission’s close of business on the business day immediately prior to the date of this Agreement and prior to the execution of this Agreement.

 

Exhibit 1-a-4


(n) There are no contracts or other documents which are required to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement by the Securities Act or by the Rules and Regulations, or which were required to be filed as exhibits to any document incorporated by reference in any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) or the Prospectus by the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, which have not been filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or to such document or incorporated therein by reference as permitted by the Rules and Regulations or the rules and regulations of the Commission under the Exchange Act as required.

2. Subject to the terms and conditions and in reliance upon the representations and warranties herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, and each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase from the Company, at the purchase price and on the other terms set forth in Schedule I hereto, the principal amount of the Underwritten Securities set forth opposite its name in Schedule II hereto.

3. Any offer to purchase Underwritten Securities by institutional investors solicited by the Underwriters for delayed delivery shall be made pursuant to contracts substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto, with such changes therein as the Company and the Representative may approve (“Delayed Delivery Contracts”). The Company shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to approve or disapprove each such institutional investor. Underwritten Securities which are subject to Delayed Delivery Contracts are herein sometimes called “Delayed Delivery Underwritten Securities” and Underwritten Securities which are not subject to Delayed Delivery Contracts are herein sometimes called “Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities”.

Contemporaneously with the purchase on the Delivery Date by the Underwriters of the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities pursuant to this Agreement, the Company will pay to the Representative, for the account of the Underwriters, the compensation specified in Schedule I hereto for arranging the sale of Delayed Delivery Underwritten Securities. The Underwriters shall have no responsibility with respect to the validity or performance of any Delayed Delivery Contracts.

For the purpose of determining the principal amount of Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities to be purchased by each Underwriter, there shall be deducted from the principal amount of Underwritten Securities to be purchased by such Underwriter as set forth in Schedule II hereto that portion of the aggregate principal amount of Delayed Delivery Underwritten Securities that the principal amount of Underwritten Securities to be purchased by such Underwriter as set forth in Schedule II hereto bears to the aggregate principal amount of Underwritten Securities set forth therein to be purchased by all of the Underwriters (in each case as adjusted by the Representative to avoid fractions of the minimum principal amount in which the Underwritten Securities may be issued), except to the extent that the Representative determines, in its discretion, that such deduction shall be otherwise than in such proportion and so advises the Company.

4. [Reserved]

5. The Company shall not be obligated to deliver any Underwritten Securities except upon payment for all Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities to be purchased pursuant to this Agreement as hereinafter provided.

6. If any Underwriter defaults in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, the remaining non-defaulting Underwriters shall be obligated to purchase the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities which the defaulting Underwriter agreed but failed to purchase in the respective proportions which the principal amount of Underwritten Securities set forth in Schedule II hereto to be purchased by each remaining non-defaulting Underwriter set forth therein bears to the aggregate principal amount of Underwritten Securities set forth therein to be purchased by all the remaining non-defaulting Underwriters; provided that the remaining non-defaulting Underwriters shall not be obligated to purchase any Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities if the aggregate principal amount of Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities which the defaulting Underwriter or

 

Exhibit 1-a-5


Underwriters agreed but failed to purchase exceeds 9.09% of the total principal amount of Underwritten Securities, and any remaining non-defaulting Underwriter shall not be obligated to purchase more than 110% of the principal amount of Underwritten Securities set forth in Schedule II hereto to be purchased by it. If the foregoing maximums are exceeded, the remaining non-defaulting Underwriters, or those other underwriters satisfactory to the Representative who so agree, shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to purchase, in such proportion as may be agreed upon among them, all the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities. If the remaining Underwriters or other underwriters satisfactory to the Representative do not elect to purchase the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities which the defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters agreed but failed to purchase, this Agreement shall terminate without liability on the part of any non-defaulting Underwriter, or the Company, except that the Company will continue to be liable for the payment of expenses as set forth in Paragraph 8(h) hereof.

Nothing contained in this Paragraph 6 shall relieve a defaulting Underwriter of any liability it may have to the Company for damages caused by its default. If other Underwriters are obligated or agree to purchase the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities of a defaulting or withdrawing Underwriter, either the Representative or the Company may postpone the Delivery Date for up to seven full business days in order to effect any changes that in the opinion of the Company or the Representative may be necessary in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, the Prospectus or in any other document or arrangement.

7. Delivery of and payment for the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities shall be made at such address, date and time as may be specified in Schedule I hereto. This date and time are sometimes referred to as the “Delivery Date.” On the Delivery Date, the Company shall deliver the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities to the Representative for the account of each Underwriter against payment to or upon the order of the Company of the purchase price by certified or official bank check or checks or wire transfer payable in Federal (same day) funds. Time shall be of the essence, and delivery at the time and place specified pursuant to this Agreement is a further condition of the obligation of each Underwriter hereunder. Upon delivery, the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities shall be in such form or forms and in such denominations as may be set forth in Schedule I. Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities in registered form shall be in such authorized denominations and registered in such names as the Representative shall request in writing not less than two full business days prior to the Delivery Date. For the purpose of expediting the checking and packaging of the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities, the Company shall make the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities available for inspection by the Representative in New York, New York not later than 2:00 P.M., local time, on the business day prior to the Delivery Date.

8. The Company agrees with the several Underwriters that:

(a) The Company will furnish promptly to the Representative and to counsel for the Underwriters signed copies of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment and supplement thereto filed prior to the date hereof and relating to or covering the Underwritten Securities, and a copy of the Prospectus filed with the Commission, including all documents incorporated therein by reference and all consents and exhibits filed therewith;

(b) The Company will deliver promptly to the Representative such reasonable number of the following documents as the Representative may request: (i) conformed copies of the Registration Statement (excluding exhibits other than the computation of the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, the Indenture and this Agreement), (ii) the Prospectus, (iii) any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and (iv) any documents incorporated by reference in the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus;

(c) During any period when a prospectus relating to the Underwritten Securities is (or, but for the exemption in Rule 172, would be) required by law to be delivered, the Company will not file any amendment of the Registration Statement nor will the Company file any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus (except for (i) an amendment or supplement consisting solely of the filing of a document under the Exchange Act or (ii) a supplement relating to an offering of securities other than the Underwritten Securities), unless the Company has furnished the Representative with a copy of such proposed amendment or supplement for its review prior to filing and will not file any such proposed amendment or supplement to which the Representative reasonably objects. Subject to the foregoing sentence, the Company will cause each Statutory Prospectus (including the Prospectus), each Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) and any amendment or supplement thereto to be filed with the Commission as required pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act not later than the second business day following

 

Exhibit 1-a-6


the earlier of the date it is first used or the date of this Agreement. The Company will promptly advise the Representative (i) when each Statutory Prospectus, each Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) or any amendment or supplement thereto shall have been filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act, (ii) when any amendment of the Registration Statement shall have become effective, (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment of the Registration Statement or amendment of or supplement to any Statutory Prospectus, Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable) or Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or for any additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or the institution or threatening of any proceeding for that purpose or under Section 8A of the Securities Act and (v) of the receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Underwritten Securities for sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose. The Company will promptly (upon filing thereof) furnish the Representative a copy of any amendment or supplement to any Statutory Prospectus, Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or Registration Statement not furnished to the Representative for prior review pursuant to exception (i) or (ii) of the first sentence of this subsection (c). The Company will use its best efforts to prevent the issuance of any such stop order and, if issued, to obtain as soon as possible the withdrawal thereof;

(d) If, at any time when a prospectus relating to the Underwritten Securities is (or, but for the exemption in Rule 172, would be) required to be delivered under the Securities Act, any event occurs as a result of which the Registration Statement, as then amended, or the Prospectus, as then amended or supplemented, would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, or if it shall be necessary to amend the Registration Statement or to amend or supplement the Prospectus to comply with the Securities Act or the Exchange Act or the respective rules thereunder, the Company promptly will (i) notify the Representative of the happening of such event, (ii) prepare and file with the Commission, subject to the first sentence of paragraph (c) of this Paragraph 8, an amendment or supplement which will correct such statement or omission or an amendment or supplement which will effect such compliance and (iii) will supply any such amended or supplemented Prospectus to the Representative in such quantities as the Representative may reasonably request;

(e) As soon as practicable, the Company will make generally available to its security holders and to the Representative an earnings statement or statements of the Company which will satisfy the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 under the Securities Act;

(f) During a period of five years after the date hereof, the Company will furnish to the Representative copies of all reports and financial statements furnished by the Company to each securities exchange on which securities issued by the Company may be listed pursuant to requirements of or agreements with such exchange or to the Commission pursuant to the Exchange Act or any rule or regulation of the Commission thereunder; provided, however, that the Company will be deemed to have furnished such reports and financial statements to the Representative to the extent they are available through the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system or any successor system;

(g) The Company will endeavor to qualify the Underwritten Securities for sale under the laws of such jurisdictions as the Representative may designate and will maintain such qualifications in effect so long as required for the distribution of the Underwritten Securities, provided that in connection therewith the Company shall not be required to qualify as a foreign corporation or take any action which would subject it to general or unlimited service of process in any jurisdiction where it is not now so subject;

(h) The Company will pay the costs incident to the authorization, issuance and delivery of the Underwritten Securities and any taxes payable in that connection; the costs incident to the preparation, printing and filing under the Securities Act of the Registration Statement and any amendments, supplements and exhibits thereto; the costs of distributing the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment and post-effective amendment thereof (including exhibits), any Statutory Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable), the Prospectus and any documents incorporated by reference in any of the foregoing documents; the costs incident to the preparation, printing and distribution of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to investors or prospective investors; the costs of producing this Agreement, the Delayed

 

Exhibit 1-a-7


Delivery Contracts, if any, and the Indenture; fees paid to rating agencies in connection with the rating of the Securities, including the Underwritten Securities; the fees and expenses of qualifying the Underwritten Securities under the securities laws of the several jurisdictions as provided in this Paragraph and of preparing and printing a Blue Sky Memorandum and a memorandum concerning the legality of the Securities, including the Underwritten Securities, as an investment (including fees of counsel to the Underwriters); and all other costs and expenses incident to the performance of the Company’s obligations under this Agreement; provided that, except as provided in this Paragraph and in Paragraph 12 hereof, the Underwriters shall pay their own costs and expenses, including the fees and expenses of their counsel, any transfer taxes on the Underwritten Securities which they may sell and the expenses of advertising any offering of the Underwritten Securities made by the Underwriters;

(i) Until the termination of the offering of the Underwritten Securities, the Company will timely file all documents, and any amendments to previously filed documents, required to be filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act;

(j) During the period beginning on the date hereof and continuing to the Delivery Date, the Company will not offer, sell, contract to sell or otherwise dispose of any debt securities of the Company or any guarantees or support obligations of debt securities of others, in any case with maturities longer than one year, other than Underwritten Securities to the Underwriters and as otherwise disclosed in the Prospectus;

(k) The Company represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Representative, and each Underwriter represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Company and the Representative, it has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Underwritten Securities that would constitute an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or that would otherwise constitute a “free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 405, required to be filed with the Commission. Any such free writing prospectus consented to by the Company and the Representative is hereinafter referred to as a “Permitted Free Writing Prospectus.” The Company represents that it has treated and agrees that it will treat each Permitted Free Writing Prospectus as an “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, and has complied and will comply with the requirements of Rules 164 and 433 applicable to any Permitted Free Writing Prospectus, including timely Commission filing where required, legending and record keeping. The Company has complied and will comply with Rule 433; and

(l) The Company has prepared a final term sheet, which is attached hereto as Schedule IV, relating to the Underwritten Securities, containing only information that describes the final terms of the Underwritten Securities and otherwise in a form consented to by the Representative, and will file such final term sheet within the period required by Rule 433(d)(5)(ii) following the date such final terms have been established for all classes of the offering of the Underwritten Securities. Any such final term sheet is an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and a Permitted Free Writing Prospectus for purposes of this Agreement. The Company also consents to the use by any Underwriter of a free writing prospectus only in the form of one or more term sheets relating to the Underwritten Securities and containing customary information, it being understood that any such free writing prospectus referred to above shall not be an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus for purposes of this Agreement.

9. (a) The Company shall indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter and each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act from and against any loss, claim, damage or liability, joint or several, and any action in respect thereof, to which that Underwriter or controlling person may become subject, under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such loss, claim, damage, liability or action arises out of, or is based upon, any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement at any time, any Statutory Prospectus at any time, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable), the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any “issuer information” filed or required to be filed pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Securities Act, or arises out of, or is based upon, the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, and shall reimburse each Underwriter and such controlling person for any legal and other expenses reasonably incurred by that Underwriter or controlling person in investigating or defending or preparing to defend against any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred (but no more frequently than annually); provided, however, that the Company shall not be liable in

 

Exhibit 1-a-8


any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action arises out of, or is based upon, any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made in the Registration Statement at any time, any Statutory Prospectus at any time, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable), the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company through the Representative by or on behalf of any Underwriter specifically for use therein. The foregoing indemnity agreement is in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have to any Underwriter or controlling person.

(b) Each Underwriter shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company, each of their directors, each of their officers who signed the Registration Statement and any person who controls the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act from and against any loss, claim, damage or liability, joint or several, and any action in respect thereof, to which the Company, or any such director, officer or controlling person may become subject, under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such loss, claim, damage, liability or action arises out of, or is based upon, any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement at any time, any Statutory Prospectus at any time, any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable), the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or arises out of, or is based upon, the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, but in each case only to the extent that the untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished in writing to the Company through the Representative by or on behalf of that Underwriter specifically for use therein, and shall reimburse the Company for any legal and other expenses reasonably incurred by the Company or any such director, officer or controlling person in investigating or defending or preparing to defend against any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred (but no more frequently than annually). The foregoing indemnity agreement is in addition to any liability which any Underwriter may otherwise have to the Company or any of its directors, officers or controlling persons.

(c) Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Paragraph 9 of notice of any claim or the commencement of any action, the indemnified party shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the indemnifying party under this Paragraph 9, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the claim or the commencement of that action, provided that the failure to notify the indemnifying party shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have to an indemnified party otherwise than under Paragraph 9(a) or 9(b). If any such claim or action shall be brought against an indemnified party, and it shall notify the indemnifying party thereof, the indemnifying party shall be entitled to participate therein, and, to the extent that it wishes, jointly with any other similarly notified indemnifying party, to assume the defense thereof with counsel satisfactory to the indemnified party. After notice from the indemnifying party to the indemnified party of its election to assume the defense of such claim or action, the indemnifying party shall not be liable to the indemnified party under this Paragraph 9 for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by the indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation. If the indemnifying party shall not elect to assume the defense of such action, such indemnifying party will reimburse such indemnified party for the reasonable fees and expenses of any counsel retained by them. In the event that the parties to any such action (including impleaded parties) include both the Company and one or more Underwriters and either (i) the indemnifying party or parties and indemnified party or parties mutually agree or (ii) representation of both the indemnifying party or parties and the indemnified party or parties by the same counsel is inappropriate under applicable standards of professional conduct or in the opinion of such counsel due to actual or potential differing interests between them, then the indemnifying party shall not have the right to assume the defense of such action on behalf of such indemnified party and will reimburse such indemnified party for the reasonable fees and expenses of any counsel retained by them and satisfactory to the indemnifying party, it being understood that the indemnifying party shall not, in connection with any one action or separate but similar or related actions in the same jurisdiction arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances, be liable for the reasonable fees and expenses of more than one separate firm of attorneys for all such indemnified parties, which firm shall be designated in writing by the Representative in the case of an action in which one or more Underwriters or controlling persons are indemnified parties and by the Company in the case of an action in which the Company or any of its directors, officers or controlling persons are indemnified parties. The indemnifying party or parties shall not be liable under this Agreement with respect to any settlement made by any indemnified party or parties without prior written consent by the indemnifying party or parties to such settlement.

 

 

Exhibit 1-a-9


(d) If the indemnification provided for in this Paragraph 9 shall for any reason be unavailable to an indemnified party under Paragraph 9(a) or 9(b) hereof in respect of any loss, claim, damage or liability, or any action in respect thereof, referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall, in lieu of indemnifying such indemnified party, contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, from the offering of the Underwritten Securities. If, however, this allocation is not permitted by applicable law, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof, in such proportion as shall be appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, from the offering of the Underwritten Securities and the relative fault of the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, with respect to the statements or omissions which resulted in such loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, with respect to such offering shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as the total net proceeds from the offering of the Underwritten Securities (before deducting expenses) received by the Company bear to the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters with respect to such offering. The relative fault shall be determined by reference to whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company or the Underwriters, the intent of the parties and their relative knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The amount paid or payable by an indemnified party as a result of the loss, claim, damage or liability, or action in respect thereof, referred to above in this Paragraph 9(d) shall be deemed to include, for purposes of this Paragraph 9(d), any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Paragraph 9(d), no Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total price at which the Underwritten Securities underwritten by it and distributed to the public were offered to the public exceeds the amount of any damages which such Underwriter has otherwise paid or become liable to pay by reason of any untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Underwriters’ obligations to contribute as provided in this Paragraph 9(d) are several in proportion to their respective underwriting obligations and not joint.

(e) The agreements contained in this Paragraph 9 and the representations, warranties and agreements of the Company in Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 8 hereof shall survive the delivery of the Underwritten Securities and shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination or cancellation of this Agreement or any investigation made by or on behalf of any indemnified party.

10. The obligations of the Underwriters under this Agreement may be terminated by the Representative, in its absolute discretion, by notice given to and received by the Company prior to the delivery of and payment for the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities, if, on or after the Applicable Time, (a) trading in securities generally on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. is suspended or materially limited, or (b) a banking moratorium is declared by either Federal or New York State authorities, or (c) there shall have occurred any outbreak or material escalation of hostilities or other calamity or crisis or the declaration by the United States of war or a national emergency the effect of which on the financial markets of the United States is material and adverse and is such as to make it, in the reasonable judgment of the Representative, impracticable or inadvisable to market such Underwritten Securities on the terms and in the manner contemplated by the General Disclosure Package, or (d) the Company shall have received notice that any rating of any of the Company’s unsecured senior debt securities, guarantees or support obligations shall have been lowered by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act) or any such organization has publicly announced that it has under surveillance or review, with possible negative implications, the ratings of any of the Company’s unsecured senior debt securities, guarantees or support obligations, or (e) there shall have occurred any change, or any development involving a prospective change, in or affecting particularly the business or properties of the Company or its subsidiaries which, in the Representative’s reasonable judgment, materially impairs the investment quality of the Underwritten Securities.

 

Exhibit 1-a-10


11. The respective obligations of the Underwriters under this Agreement with respect to the Underwritten Securities are subject to the accuracy, on the date hereof and on the Delivery Date, of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein, to performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder, and to each of the following additional terms and conditions applicable to the Underwritten Securities:

(a) At or before the Delivery Date, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement nor any order directed to any document incorporated by reference in any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable), the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been issued, and prior to that time no stop order proceeding shall have been initiated or threatened by the Commission and no challenge shall have been made by the Commission or its staff as to the accuracy or adequacy of any document incorporated by reference in any Preliminary Prospectus (where applicable), the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus; any request of the Commission for inclusion of additional information in the Registration Statement or any Statutory Prospectus or otherwise shall have been complied with; and after the date hereof the Company shall not have filed with the Commission any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement, any Statutory Prospectus, the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (or, in each case, any document incorporated by reference therein) that shall have been disapproved by the Representative.

(b) No Underwriter shall have discovered and disclosed to the Company on or prior to the Delivery Date that the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, the Prospectus, or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus contains an untrue statement of a fact which is material or omits to state a fact which is material and is required to be stated therein or is necessary to make the statements therein not misleading.

(c) All corporate proceedings and other legal matters incident to the authorization, form and validity of this Agreement, the Underwritten Securities and the Indenture and the form of the Registration Statement, the Prospectus (other than financial statements and other financial data) and all other legal matters relating to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be satisfactory in all respects to Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, and the Company shall have furnished to such counsel all documents and information that they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.

(d) Either the Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel or the Vice President – Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary to the Company shall have furnished to the Representative his opinion addressed to the Underwriters and dated the Delivery Date, as counsel, to the effect that:

(i) the Company has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware; each material subsidiary of the Company has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a corporation or limited liability company, as applicable, in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is chartered or organized; and each of the Company and its material subsidiaries has full corporate power and authority to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the General Disclosure Package, and is duly qualified to do business as a foreign corporation and is in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction which requires such qualification wherein it owns or leases properties or conducts business, except where the failure to so qualify would not have a material adverse effect on the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole;

(ii) the Indenture has been duly authorized, executed and delivered, has been duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act, and constitutes a legal, valid and binding instrument enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms (subject, as to enforcement of remedies, to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally from time to time in effect and to general principles of equity);

 

Exhibit 1-a-11


(iii) to the best knowledge of such counsel, there is no pending or threatened action, suit or proceeding before any court or governmental agency, authority, body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries of a character required to be disclosed in the Registration Statement which is not adequately disclosed in the General Disclosure Package, and there is no franchise, contract or other document of a character required to be described in the Registration Statement or the General Disclosure Package, or to be filed as an exhibit, which is not described or filed as required; and the statements included or incorporated by reference in the General Disclosure Package describing any legal proceedings or material contracts or agreements relating to the Company or any of its subsidiaries fairly summarize such matters; the Underwritten Securities, the Indenture and any Delayed Delivery Contracts conform to the descriptions thereof contained under the following (or comparable) captions of the Prospectus: “Description of Debt Securities” and “Plan of Distribution”;

(iv) the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities have been duly authorized and executed, and, when authenticated by the Trustee and delivered by the Company to the Underwriters against payment therefor in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, will constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits of the Indenture and will be enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms;

(v) the Delayed Delivery Underwritten Securities, if any, have been duly authorized and, when executed, authenticated, issued and delivered to, and paid for by, the respective purchasers thereof in accordance with the Indenture and the related Delayed Delivery Contracts, will be valid and legally binding obligations of the Company entitled to the benefits of the Indenture;

(vi) the Registration Statement and any amendments thereto have become effective under the Securities Act; to the best knowledge of such counsel, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued, no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or threatened, and the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and each amendment thereof or supplement thereto as of their respective effective or issue dates (other than the financial statements and other financial and statistical information contained therein or incorporated by reference therein and the Statement of Eligibility and Qualification of the Trustee on Form T-1 as to which such counsel need express no opinion) complied as to form in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the Trust Indenture Act and the respective rules and regulations thereunder;

(vii) such counsel has no reason to believe that the Registration Statement, or any amendment thereof, at the effective date established by the Prospectus pursuant to Rule 430B(f), at the date of this Agreement or at the Delivery Date, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; such counsel has no reason to believe that the documents specified in a schedule to such counsel’s letter, consisting of those included in the General Disclosure Package, as of the Applicable Time or at the Delivery Date, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and such counsel has no reason to believe that the Prospectus, at the date of this Agreement or at the Delivery Date, included or includes any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading (other than the financial statements and other financial and statistical information contained therein or incorporated by reference therein and the Statement of Eligibility and Qualification of the Trustee on Form T-1);

(viii) this Agreement and the Delayed Delivery Contracts, if any, have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company;

(ix) no order, consent, approval, authorization, registration or qualification of or with any governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its properties is required under the Included Laws for the issue and sale of the Underwritten Securities or the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Indenture, except such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and the Trust Indenture Act and such consents, approvals, authorizations, registrations or qualifications as may be required under state securities or Blue Sky laws in connection with the sale and distribution of the Underwritten Securities. The term “Included Laws” means: (i) the laws of the State of New York, (ii) the Delaware General Corporation Law, and (iii) the Federal securities laws of the United States of America that are, in counsel’s experience, normally applicable to transactions of the type contemplated in this Agreement. The term “Included Laws” excludes (a) laws of any counties, cities, towns, municipalities and special political subdivisions and agencies thereof; (b) state securities laws or Blue Sky laws; (c) the laws that apply to the Underwriters because of their legal or regulatory status, including the rules and regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.; and (d) laws relating to land use, zoning and building code issues, taxes, environmental issues, intellectual property issues and antitrust issues; and

 

 

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(x) neither the execution and delivery of the Indenture, this Agreement or any Delayed Delivery Contracts, the issue and sale of the Underwritten Securities, nor the consummation of any other of the transactions herein or therein contemplated nor the fulfillment of the terms hereof or thereof will conflict with, result in a breach of, or constitute a default under, the charter or by-laws of the Company or the terms of any indenture or other agreement or instrument known to such counsel and to which the Company or any of its material subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company, any such subsidiary or any of their assets is bound, or any order or regulation governed by Included Laws known to such counsel to be applicable to the Company or any such subsidiary of any court, regulatory body, administrative agency, governmental body or arbitrator having jurisdiction over the Company or any such subsidiary.

In rendering such opinion, such counsel may rely, as to the execution of the Indenture by the Trustee, upon a certificate of the Trustee setting forth the facts as to such execution.

In rendering such opinion, such counsel may also rely (A) as to matters involving the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware, upon the opinion of other counsel of good standing believed to be reliable, provided that such counsel states in such opinion that such counsel and the Representative are justified in relying upon the opinion of such other counsel, and (B) as to matters or fact, to the extent deemed proper, on certificates of responsible officers of the Company and public officials.

In rendering such opinion with respect to clause (ix) above, insofar as it relates to regulatory authorities in the states in which the Company or any material subsidiary operates, such counsel may rely on the opinions of local counsel satisfactory to such counsel.

(e) The Representative shall have received from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, such opinion or opinions, dated the Delivery Date, with respect to the issuance and sale of the Underwritten Securities, the Indenture, the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, the Prospectus and other related matters as the Representative may reasonably require, and the Company shall have furnished to such counsel such documents as they request for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon such matters.

(f) The Company shall have furnished to the Representative a certificate signed by its Chairman of the Board or its President or a Senior Vice President and its Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer stating that after reasonable investigation and to the best of their knowledge:

(i) the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Delivery Date with the same effect as if made on the Delivery Date; the Company has complied with all the agreements and satisfied all the conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied as a condition to the obligation of the Underwriters to purchase the Underwritten Securities hereunder; and the conditions set forth in Paragraphs 11(a) and 11(h) have been fulfilled;

(ii) as of the Applicable Time and as of the Delivery Date, the Registration Statement and the General Disclosure Package did not include any untrue statement of a material fact and did not omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; and

 

Exhibit 1-a-13


(iii) except as may have been publicly disclosed prior to the date of this Agreement, since the date of the most recent financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the General Disclosure Package, there has been no material adverse change in the condition (financial or other), earnings, business or properties of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, whether or not arising from transactions in the ordinary course of business, except as set forth in or contemplated in the General Disclosure Package.

(g) (i) The Company shall have furnished to the Representative letters of Ernst & Young LLP, addressed to the Board of Directors of the Company and the Underwriters and dated the date of this Agreement and the Delivery Date, respectively, of the type described in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ AU Section 634 (“AU 634”) with respect to each of the Company and Time Warner Inc. and (ii) the Representative shall have received a letter, dated the Delivery Date and addressed to the Representative, of any other independent auditor whose report is included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement of the type described in AU 634, and in each of (i) and (ii), covering such financial statement items as counsel for the Underwriters may reasonably have requested.

(h) No order, consent, approval, authorization, registration or qualification of or with any governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its properties is required for the issue and sale of the Underwritten Securities or the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Indenture, except such as have been, or will have been prior to the Delivery Date, obtained under the Securities Act and the Trust Indenture Act and such consents, approvals, authorizations, registrations or qualifications as may be required under state securities or Blue Sky laws in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Underwritten Securities by the Underwriters.

All opinions, letters, evidence and certificates mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance satisfactory to the Representative.

12. If the Company shall fail to tender the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities for delivery to the Underwriters for any reason permitted under this Agreement, or if the Underwriters shall decline to purchase the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities for any reason permitted under this Agreement (other than pursuant to Paragraph 6 or Paragraphs 10(a)-(d) hereof), the Company shall reimburse the Underwriters for the reasonable fees and expenses of their counsel and for such other out-of-pocket expenses as shall have been incurred by them in connection with this Agreement and the proposed purchase of Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities and the solicitation of any purchases of the Delayed Delivery Underwritten Securities, and upon demand the Company shall pay the full amount thereof to the Representative. If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to Paragraph 6 hereof by reason of the default of one or more Underwriters or pursuant to Paragraphs 10(a)-(d) hereof, the Company shall not be obligated to reimburse any Underwriter on account of those expenses.

13. The Company shall be entitled to act and rely upon any request, consent, notice or agreement by, or on behalf of, the Representative. Any notice by the Company to the Underwriters shall be sufficient if given in writing or by facsimile transmission confirmed promptly in writing addressed to the Representative at its address set forth in Schedule I hereto, and any notice by the Underwriters to the Company shall be sufficient if given in writing or by facsimile transmission confirmed promptly in writing addressed to the Company at AT&T Inc., 208 S. Akard Street, 18th Floor, Dallas, Texas 75202, Telecopy Number: (214) 653-2578, email: gg5478@att.com, Attention of the Senior Vice President and Treasurer with a copy to the Vice President – Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, AT&T Inc., 208 S. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75202, Telecopy Number: (214) 486-8100, email: ww0118@att.com.

14. This Agreement shall be binding upon the Underwriters, the Company and their respective successors. This Agreement and the terms and provisions hereof are for the sole benefit of only those persons, except that (a) the representations, warranties, indemnities and agreements of the Company contained in this Agreement shall also be deemed to be for the benefit of the person or persons, if any, who control any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act, and (b) the indemnity agreement of the Underwriters contained in Paragraph 9 hereof shall be deemed to be for the benefit of directors of the Company, officers of the Company who have signed the Registration Statement and any person controlling the Company. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any person, other than the persons referred to in this Paragraph 14, any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained herein.

 

Exhibit 1-a-14


15. Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes.

(a) In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity (as defined below) becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime (as defined below), the transfer from such Underwriter of this Agreement and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement and any such interests and obligation were covered by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

(b) In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate (as defined below) of such Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights (as defined below) under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

(c) For purposes of this Agreement

(i) “BHC Act Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k);

(ii) “Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(A) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(B) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

(C) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b);

(iii) “Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable; and

(iv) “U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

16. For purposes of this Agreement, “business day” means any day on which the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. is open for trading.

17. This Agreement may be executed by the parties hereto in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.

18. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF NEW YORK.

 

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, please sign and return to us the enclosed duplicate hereof, whereupon this Agreement shall represent a binding agreement between the Company and the several Underwriters.

 

Very truly yours,

AT&T INC.

By:    
 

Name: George B. Goeke

Title: Senior Vice President and Treasurer


The foregoing Agreement is hereby

confirmed and accepted as of the date

first above written.

 

[REPRESENTATIVE ]

By:    
 

Name:

Title:

 

[REPRESENTATIVE ]

By:    
 

Name:

Title:

Each for itself and as Representative of the

several Underwriters named in Schedule II

to the foregoing Agreement.


SCHEDULE I

Underwriting Agreement, dated [ Date ] (the “Agreement”)

Registration Statement No. 333-[]

Applicable Time: [ Time ] (Eastern Time) on the date of the Agreement

Additional information comprising the General Disclosure Package as defined in Paragraph 1(e): The final term sheet is attached as Schedule IV.

Representatives and Addresses:

[ Representative ]

[ Address ]

[ Representative ]

[ Address ]

Underwritten Securities:

 

Designation:

   [ Title of debt securities ] (the “Notes”)

Principal Amount:

  

Date of Maturity:

  

Interest Rate:

  

Interest Payment Dates:

  

Purchase Price:

  

Price to Public:

  

Underwriting Discount:

  

Reallowance:

  

Redemption Provisions:

  
Form and Authorized Denominations:    The Notes will be issued only in registered, book-entry form. The Notes will be represented by a global security or securities deposited with, or on behalf of, The Depository Trust Company, and registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee for The Depository Trust Company.

Delivery Date, Time and Location:

  

Offering Restrictions:

   Each of the Underwriters severally represents and warrants to, and agrees with, the offering restrictions set forth in Schedule III hereto.

Additional Terms:

   In addition to paragraph 10 of the Agreement, the obligations of the Underwriters under the Agreement may be terminated by the Representatives, in their absolute discretion, by notice given to and received by the Company prior to the delivery of and payment for the Notes, if, during the period beginning on the date of the Agreement to and including the Delivery Date, there shall have occurred any outbreak or material escalation of hostilities or other calamity or crisis or the declaration by the United States of war or a national emergency or any change in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls the effect of which on the financial markets is material and adverse and is such as to make it, in the reasonable judgment of the Representatives, impracticable or inadvisable to market such Notes on the terms and in the manner contemplated by the Prospectus.

 

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SCHEDULE II

 

Underwriters

       Principal    
Amount
of Notes
 

    

                           
  

 

 

 

Total

  
  

 

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE III

OFFERING RESTRICTIONS

General

The Securities are offered for sale in the United States and in jurisdictions outside the United States, subject to applicable law.

Each of the Underwriters has agreed that it will not offer, sell or deliver any of the Securities, directly or indirectly, or distribute the prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus or any other offering material relating to the Securities, in or from any jurisdiction except under circumstances that will to the best knowledge and belief of such Underwriter result in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations thereof and which will not impose any obligations on the Company except as set forth in the Agreement.

United Kingdom

Each Underwriter has represented and agreed that it and each of its affiliates: (i) has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended, the “FSMA”)) received by it in connection with the issue or sale of the Securities in circumstances in which Section 21(1) of the FSMA does not apply to the Company; and (ii) has complied and will comply with all applicable provisions of the FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the Underwritten Securities in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.

European Economic Area

Each Underwriter has represented and agreed that it has not offered, sold or otherwise made available and will not offer, sell or otherwise make available any Underwritten Securities to any retail investor in the European Economic Area. For the purposes of this provision:

(a)    the expression “retail investor” means a person who is one (or more) of the following:

(i)    a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”);

(ii)    a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (as amended, the “Insurance Distribution Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or

(iii)    not a qualified investor as defined in Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended or superseded); and

(b)    the expression “offer” includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the Securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for the Securities.

Japan

The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the Securities and Exchange Law of Japan, and each of the Underwriters and each of its affiliates has represented and agreed that it has not offered or sold, and it will not offer or sell, directly or indirectly, any of the Securities in or to residents of Japan or to any persons for reoffering or resale, directly or indirectly in Japan or to any resident of Japan, except pursuant to any exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities and Exchange Law available thereunder and in compliance with the other relevant laws and regulations of Japan.

 

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Hong Kong

The Securities may not be offered or sold by means of any document other than to persons whose ordinary business is to buy or sell shares or debentures, whether as principal or agent, or in circumstances which do not constitute an offer to the public within the meaning of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) of Hong Kong, and no advertisement, invitation or document relating to the Securities may be issued, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere, which is directed at, or the contents of which are likely to be accessed or read by, the public in Hong Kong (except if permitted to do so under the securities laws of Hong Kong) other than with respect to Securities which are or are intended to be disposed of only to persons outside Hong Kong or only to “professional investors” within the meaning of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) of Hong Kong and any rules made thereunder.

Singapore

The prospectus supplement has not been registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Accordingly, the prospectus supplement and any other document or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase, of the Securities may not be circulated or distributed, nor may the Securities be offered or sold, or be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, whether directly or indirectly, to persons in Singapore other than (i) to an institutional investor under Section 274 of the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore (the “SFA”), (ii) to a relevant person, or any person pursuant to Section 257(1A), and in accordance with the conditions, specified in Section 275 of the SFA, or (iii) otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with the conditions of, any other applicable provision of the SFA.

Whether the Securities are subscribed or purchased under Section 275 by a relevant person which is: (a) a corporation (which is not an accredited investor) the sole business of which is to hold investments and the entire share capital of which is owned by one or more individuals, each of whom is an accredited investor; or (b) a trust (where the trustee is not an accredited investor) whose sole purpose is to hold investments and each beneficiary is an accredited investor, shares, debentures, and units of shares and debentures of that corporation or the beneficiaries’ rights and interest in that trust shall not be transferable for six months after that corporation or that trust has acquired the Securities under Section 275 except: (1) to an institutional investor under Section 274 of the SFA or to a relevant person, or any person pursuant to Section 275(1A), and in accordance with the conditions, specified in Section 275 of the SFA; (2) where no consideration is given for the transfer; or (3) by operation of law.

Canada

The Securities may be sold only to purchasers in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan purchasing or deemed to be purchasing, as principal that are accredited investors, as defined in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions and, if such purchasers are resident in the Province of Ontario, subsection 73.3(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario), and are permitted clients, as defined in National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations.

 

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SCHEDULE IV

Final Term Sheet

[ Date ]

U.S.$    

AT&T Inc.

[ Title of Debt Securities ]

 

ISSUER:

  

AT&T Inc.

TITLE OF SECURITIES:

  

[ Title of debt securities ] (the “Notes”)

TRADE DATE:

  

SETTLEMENT DATE (T+[●]):

  

MATURITY DATE:

  

AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OFFERED:

  

PRICE TO PUBLIC (ISSUE PRICE):

  

GROSS SPREAD:

  

PRICE TO AT&T:

  

NET PROCEEDS:

  

USE OF PROCEEDS:

UNDERWRITERS’ REIMBURSEMENT OF AT&T’S EXPENSES:

  

INTEREST RATE:

  

INTEREST PAYMENT DATES:

  

DENOMINATIONS:

  

OPTIONAL REDEMPTION:

  

TAX GROSS UP:

  

TAX CALL:

  

INDENTURE AND RANKING:

  

RATINGS:

  

JOINT BOOKRUNNERS:

  

CUSIP NUMBER:

  

REFERENCE DOCUMENT:

THE ISSUER HAS FILED A REGISTRATION STATEMENT (INCLUDING A PROSPECTUS) WITH THE SEC FOR THE OFFERING TO WHICH THIS COMMUNICATION RELATES. BEFORE YOU INVEST, YOU SHOULD READ THE PROSPECTUS IN THAT REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THE ISSUER HAS FILED WITH THE SEC FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUER AND THIS OFFERING. YOU MAY GET THESE DOCUMENTS FOR FREE BY VISITING EDGAR ON THE SEC WEB SITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV. ALTERNATIVELY, THE ISSUER, ANY UNDERWRITER OR ANY DEALER PARTICIPATING IN THE OFFERING WILL ARRANGE TO SEND YOU THE PROSPECTUS IF YOU REQUEST IT BY CALLING TOLL-FREE [ REPRESENTATIVE ] AT 1-(800)                .

ANY DISCLAIMERS OR OTHER NOTICES THAT MAY APPEAR BELOW ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THIS COMMUNICATION AND SHOULD BE DISREGARDED. SUCH DISCLAIMERS OR OTHER NOTICES WERE AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED AS A RESULT OF THIS COMMUNICATION BEING SENT VIA BLOOMBERG OR ANOTHER EMAIL SYSTEM. A SECURITIES RATING IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION TO BUY, SELL OR HOLD SECURITIES AND MAY BE REVISED OR WITHDRAWN AT ANY TIME.

 

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EXHIBIT A

AT&T INC.

DELAYED DELIVERY CONTRACT

, 20

AT&T Inc.

208 S. Akard Street

Dallas, Texas 75202

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The undersigned hereby agrees to purchase from AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the Company hereby agrees to sell to the undersigned, $               principal amount of the Company’s above-captioned securities (“Securities”), offered by the Company’s prospectus, dated                    , as supplemented by the prospectus supplement, dated                (collectively, the “Prospectus”), receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged, at a purchase price of      % of the principal amount thereof plus accrued interest from to the Delivery Date (as defined in the next paragraph) and on the further terms and conditions set forth in this Contract.

Payment for and delivery of the Securities to be purchased by the undersigned shall be made on                 , 20___, herein called the “Delivery Date”.

At 10:00 A.M., New York time, on the Delivery Date, the Securities to be purchased by the undersigned hereunder will be delivered by the Company to the undersigned, and the undersigned will accept delivery of such Securities and will make payment to the Company of the purchase price therefore at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. Payment will be by certified or official bank check or wire transfer payable in Federal (same day) funds settled through the New York Clearing House, or such other Clearing House as the Company may designate, to or upon the order of the Company. The Securities will be delivered in such authorized forms and denominations and registered in such names as the undersigned may designate by written or telegraphic communication addressed to the Company not less than two full business days prior to the Delivery Date or, if the undersigned fails to make a timely designation in the foregoing manner, in the form of one definitive fully registered certificate representing the Securities in the above principal amount, registered in the name of the undersigned.

This Contract will terminate and be of no further force and effect after                 , 20___, unless (i) on or before such date it shall have been executed and delivered by both parties hereto and (ii) the Company shall have sold to the Underwriters named in the Prospectus the Immediate Delivery Underwritten Securities (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement referred to in the Prospectus). The Company will mail or deliver to the undersigned at its address set forth below a notice to that effect, stating the date of the occurrence thereof, accompanied by copies of the opinion of counsel for the Company delivered to such Underwriters pursuant to Paragraph 11(d) of the Underwriting Agreement.

The obligation of the undersigned to accept delivery of and make payment for the Securities on the Delivery Date will be subject to the condition that the Securities shall not, on the Delivery Date, be an investment prohibited by the laws of the jurisdiction to which the undersigned is subject, the undersigned hereby representing that such an investment is not so prohibited on the date hereof.

This Contract will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors but will not be assignable by either party hereto without the written consent of the other.

This Contract may be executed by any of the parties hereto in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.


It is understood that acceptance of any Delayed Delivery Contract (as defined in said Underwriting Agreement) is in the Company’s sole discretion and, without limiting the foregoing, need not be on a first-come, first-served basis. If this Contract is acceptable to the Company, it is requested that the Company sign the form of acceptance below and mail or deliver one of the counterparts hereof to the undersigned at its address set forth below. This will become a binding contract between the Company and the undersigned when such counterpart is so mailed or delivered.

 

Very truly yours,
By  

 

 
Title
 
 
Address

Accepted as of                 , 20        

 

AT&T INC.

By    
  Title:

Exhibit 5

[LETTERHEAD OF AT&T INC.]

May 13, 2019

AT&T Inc.

208 S. Akard Street

Dallas, TX 75202

Dear Sirs:

With reference to the registration statement on Form S-3 (the “Registration Statement”) which AT&T Inc. (the “Corporation”) proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to (i) debt securities of the Corporation (“Debt Securities”) issuable in series under an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between the Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, (ii) shares of preferred stock, par value $1 per share, of the Corporation (“Preferred Stock”), (iii) depositary shares representing fractional interests in Preferred Stock (“Depositary Shares”), and (iv) shares of common stock, par value $1 per share, of the Corporation (“Common Stock” and together with the Debt Securities, Preferred Stock and Depositary Shares, the “Securities”), I am of the opinion that:

1. The Corporation has been duly incorporated and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware.

2. Each series of the Debt Securities, when the Registration Statement has become effective under the Act and when such series is duly established by or pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Corporation or in a supplemental indenture, in each case so as not to violate any applicable law or result in a default under or breach of any agreement or instrument to which AT&T Inc. is a party or by which it is bound, and duly executed, authenticated and issued as provided in the Indenture and delivered against payment, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Corporation entitled to the benefits of the Indenture, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles.

3. The shares of Preferred Stock, when (A) the Registration Statement has become effective under the Act, (B) the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) has taken all necessary corporate action to approve the issuance and terms of the shares of Preferred Stock, the terms of the offering thereof, and related matters, in each case so as not to violate any applicable law or result in a default under or breach of any agreement or instrument to which the Corporation is a party or by which it is bound, including the adoption of a Certificate of Designation relating to such Preferred Stock (a “Certificate”) and the filing of the Certificate with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, and (C) certificates representing the shares of Preferred Stock have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered either (i) in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) and upon payment of the consideration therefor (not less than the par value of the Preferred Stock) provided for therein or (ii) upon conversion or exercise of any other security, in accordance with the terms of such security or the instrument governing such security providing for such conversion or exercise as approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof), for the consideration approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) (not less than the par value of the Preferred Stock), will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

4. The Depositary Shares, when (A) the Registration Statement has become effective under the Act, (B) the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) has taken all necessary corporate action to approve the issuance and terms of the Depositary Shares, the terms of the offering thereof, and related matters, in each case so as not to violate any applicable law or result in a default under or breach of any agreement or instrument to which the Corporation is a party of by which it is bound, (C) the Depositary Agreement or Agreements relating to the Depositary Shares and the related depositary receipts (“Depositary Receipts”) have been duly authorized and validly executed and delivered by the Corporation and the Depositary appointed by the Corporation, (D) the shares of Preferred Stock underlying such Depositary Shares have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable as contemplated in paragraph (3) above and deposited with a bank or trust company (which meets the requirements for the Depositary set forth in the Registration Statement) under the applicable Depositary Agreements, and (E) the Depositary Receipts representing the Depositary Shares have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered in accordance with the appropriate Depositary Agreement and the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) upon payment of the consideration therefor provided for therein, will be validly issued.


5. The Common Stock, when (A) the Registration Statement has become effective under the Act, (B) the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) has taken all necessary corporate action to approve the issuance of and the terms of the offering of the shares of Common Stock, and related matters, in each case so as not to violate any applicable law or result in a default under or breach of any agreement or instrument to which the Corporation is a party of by which it is bound, and (C) certificates representing the shares of Common Stock have been duly executed, countersigned, registered and delivered (or, in the case of uncertificated shares, the shares have been registered and a notice of their issuance has been delivered) either (i) in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) upon payment of the consideration therefore (not less than the par value of the Common Stock) provided for therein or (ii) upon conversion or exercise of any security, in accordance with the terms of such security of the instrument governing such security providing for such conversion or exercise as approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof), for the consideration approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (or a duly authorized committee thereof) (not less than the par value of the Common Stock), will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

I note that, as of the date of this opinion, a judgment for money in an action based on a Debt Security denominated in a foreign currency or currency unit in a Federal or state court in the United States ordinarily would be enforced in the United States only in United States dollars. The date used to determine the rate of conversion of the foreign currency or currency unit in which a particular Debt Security is denominated into United States dollars will depend upon various factors, including which court renders the judgment. Under Section 27 of the New York Judiciary Law, a state court in the State of New York rendering a judgment on a Debt Security would be required to render such judgment in the foreign currency or currency unit in which the Debt Securities are denominated, and such judgment would be converted into United States dollars at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of entry of the judgment.

In rendering the foregoing opinion, I am not passing upon, and assume no responsibility for, any disclosure in any registration statement or any related prospectus or other offering material relating to the offer and sale of the Securities.

I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement referred to above and the making of the statements with respect to me which are set forth under the caption “Validity of Securities” in the prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement referred to above.

In giving this consent, I do not thereby admit that I am within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act, or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Wayne A. Wirtz

Exhibit 23-a

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption “Experts” in this Registration Statement (Form S-3 filed on or about May 13, 2019) and related Prospectus of AT&T Inc. (AT&T) for the registration of debt securities, preferred stock, depositary shares and common stock and to the incorporation by reference therein of our reports dated February 20, 2019, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of AT&T, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of AT&T, incorporated by reference in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the financial statement schedule of AT&T included therein, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Dallas, Texas

May 13, 2019

Exhibit 23-b

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption “Experts” in this Registration Statement (Form S-3 filed on or about May 13, 2019) and related Prospectus of AT&T Inc. (AT&T) for the registration of debt securities, preferred stock, depositary shares and common stock and to the incorporation by reference therein of our reports dated February 22, 2018, with respect to the consolidated financial statements, and the related notes and the supplementary information, and financial statement schedule of Time Warner Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Time Warner Inc., included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K of Time Warner Inc., for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

New York, New York

May 13, 2019

Exhibit 24

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Randall L. Stephenson     2/1/2019
Randall L. Stephenson     Date

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr.     2/1/2019
Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr.     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Richard W. Fisher     2/1/2019
Richard W. Fisher     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Scott T. Ford     2/1/2019
Scott T. Ford     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Glenn H. Hutchins     2/1/2019
Glenn H. Hutchins     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ William E. Kennard     2/1/2019
William E. Kennard     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Michael B. McCallister     2/1/2019
Michael B. McCallister     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Beth E. Mooney     2/1/2019
Beth E. Mooney     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Matthew K. Rose     2/1/2019
Matthew K. Rose     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Cynthia B. Taylor     2/1/2019
Cynthia B. Taylor     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Laura D’Andrea Tyson     2/1/2019
Laura D’Andrea Tyson     Date

Director

   


POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT, WHEREAS, AT&T INC., a Delaware corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”, proposes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, a Registration Statement or Statements on Form S-3 relating to the sale of the Corporation’s debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, and depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

WHEREAS, each of the undersigned is an officer or director or an officer and director of the Corporation;

NOW, THEREFORE, each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Randall L. Stephenson, John J. Stephens, Debra L. Dial, George B. Goeke, Julianne K. Galloway, or any one of them, all of the City of Dallas and State of Texas, the attorneys for the undersigned and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, and in the undersigned’s office and capacity in the Corporation, to execute and file a registration statement or statements, and thereafter to execute and file any and all amended registration statements and amended prospectuses or amendments (including post-effective amendments) or supplements to any of the foregoing, hereby giving and granting to said attorneys full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and concerning the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys may or shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, by virtue hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has hereunto executed this Power of Attorney on the date set forth opposite their name.

 

/s/ Geoffrey Y. Yang     2/1/2019
Geoffrey Y. Yang     Date

Director

   

Exhibit 25

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM T-1

 

 

STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY

UNDER THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939

OF A CORPORATION DESIGNATED TO ACT AS TRUSTEE

 

CHECK IF AN APPLICATION TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY OF A TRUSTEE PURSUANT TO SECTION 305(b)(2)

 

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.

(Exact name of trustee as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

  95-3571558

(Jurisdiction of incorporation

if not a U.S. national bank)

 

(I.R.S. employer

identification no.)

400 South Hope Street

Suite 500

Los Angeles, California

  90071
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

 

 

AT&T Inc.

(Exact name of obligor as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   43-1301883

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. employer

identification no.)

One AT&T Plaza

208 S. Akard Street

Dallas, Texas

  75202
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

 

 

Debt Securities

(Title of the indenture securities)

 

 

 


1.

General information. Furnish the following information as to the trustee:

 

  (a)

Name and address of each examining or supervising authority to which it is subject.

 

Name

  

Address

Comptroller of the Currency United States Department of the Treasury    Washington, DC 20219
Federal Reserve Bank    San Francisco, CA 94105
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation    Washington, DC 20429

 

  (b)

Whether it is authorized to exercise corporate trust powers.

Yes.

 

2.

Affiliations with Obligor.

If the obligor is an affiliate of the trustee, describe each such affiliation.

None.

 

16.

List of Exhibits.

Exhibits identified in parentheses below, on file with the Commission, are incorporated herein by reference as an exhibit hereto, pursuant to Rule 7a-29 under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (the “Act”) and 17 C.F.R. 229.10(d).

 

  1.

A copy of the articles of association of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., formerly known as The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. (Exhibit 1 to Form T-1 filed with Registration Statement No. 333-121948 and Exhibit 1 to Form T-1 filed with Registration Statement No. 333-152875).

 

  2.

A copy of certificate of authority of the trustee to commence business. (Exhibit 2 to Form T-1 filed with Registration Statement No.333-121948).

 

  3.

A copy of the authorization of the trustee to exercise corporate trust powers (Exhibit 3 to Form T-1 filed with Registration Statement No.333-152875).

 

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  4.

A copy of the existing by-laws of the trustee (Exhibit 4 to Form T-1 filed with Registration Statement No. 333-229762).

 

  6.

The consent of the trustee required by Section 321(b) of the Act (Exhibit 6 to Form T-1 filed with Registration Statement No. 333-152875).

 

  7.

A copy of the latest report of condition of the Trustee published pursuant to law or to the requirements of its supervising or examining authority.

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Act, the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., a banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, has duly caused this statement of eligibility to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, all in the City of Chicago, and State of Illinois, on the 29th day of April 2019.

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.
By:  

/s/ Lawrence M. Kusch

Name:   Lawrence M. Kusch
Title:   Vice President

 

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EXHIBIT 7

Consolidated Report of Condition of

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.

of 400 South Hope Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90071

At the close of business March 31, 2019, published in accordance with Federal regulatory authority instructions.

 

     Dollar amounts
in thousands
 

ASSETS

  

Cash and balances due from depository institutions:

  

Noninterest-bearing balances and currency and coin

     815  

Interest-bearing balances

     176,287  

Securities:

  

Held-to-maturity securities

     0  

Available-for-sale securities

     199,729  

Equity securities with readily determinable fair values not held for trading

     NR  

Federal funds sold and securities

  

purchased under agreements to resell:

  

Federal funds sold

     0  

Securities purchased under agreements to resell

     0  

Loans and lease financing receivables:

  

Loans and leases held for sale

     0  

Loans and leases, held for investment

     0  

LESS: Allowance for loan and lease losses

     0  

Loans and leases held for investment, net of allowance

     0  

Trading assets

     0  

Premises and fixed assets (including capitalized leases)

     26,457  

Other real estate owned

     0  

Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries and associated companies

     0  

Direct and indirect investments in real estate ventures

     0  

Intangible assets

     858,559  

Other assets

     99,990  
  

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 1,361,837  
  

 

 

 


LIABILITIES

  

Deposits:

  

In domestic offices

     4,130  

Noninterest-bearing

     4,130  

Interest-bearing

     0  

Not applicable

  

Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase:

  

Federal funds purchased

     0  

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

     0  

Trading liabilities

     0  

Other borrowed money:

  

(includes mortgage indebtedness and obligations under capitalized leases)

     20,947  

Not applicable

  

Not applicable

  

Subordinated notes and debentures

     0  

Other liabilities

     221,915  

Total liabilities

     246,992  

Not applicable

  

EQUITY CAPITAL

  

Perpetual preferred stock and related surplus

     0  

Common stock

     1,000  

Surplus (exclude all surplus related to preferred stock)

     323,719  

Not available

  

Retained earnings

     790,896  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     -770  

Other equity capital components

     0  

Not available

  

Total bank equity capital

     1,114,845  

Noncontrolling (minority) interests in consolidated subsidiaries

     0  

Total equity capital

     1,114,845  
  

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity capital

     1,361,837  
  

 

 

 

I, Matthew J. McNulty, CFO of the above-named bank do hereby declare that the Reports of Condition and Income (including the supporting schedules) for this report date have been prepared in conformance with the instructions issued by the appropriate Federal regulatory authority and are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Matthew J. McNulty)                CFO

We, the undersigned directors (trustees), attest to the correctness of the Report of Condition (including the supporting schedules) for this report date and declare that it has been examined by us and to the best of our knowledge and belief has been prepared in conformance with the instructions issued by the appropriate Federal regulatory authority and is true and correct.

Antonio I. Portuondo, President    )

Michael P. Scott, Managing Director    )                Directors (Trustees)

Kevin P. Caffrey, Managing Director    )

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