Form 8-K AT&T INC. For: Jun 05

June 5, 2019 4:53 PM

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) June 5, 2019

 

 

AT&T INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-08610   43-1301883

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

208 S. Akard St., Dallas, Texas   75202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (210) 821-4105

 

 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240-14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act

 

Title of each class  

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

 

 

 

 

 

Common Shares (Par Value $1.00 Per Share)   T   New York Stock Exchange

Floating Rate AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due August 3, 2020

  T20C   New York Stock Exchange

1.875% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due December 4, 2020

  T20   New York Stock Exchange

2.65% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due December 17, 2021

  T21B   New York Stock Exchange

1.45% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due June 1, 2022

  T22B   New York Stock Exchange

2.50% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due March 15, 2023

  T23   New York Stock Exchange

Floating Rate AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 5, 2023

  T23 D   New York Stock Exchange

1.05% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 5, 2023

  T23E   New York Stock Exchange

1.30% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 5, 2023

  T23A   New York Stock Exchange

2.75% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due May 19, 2023

  T23C   New York Stock Exchange

2.40% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due March 15, 2024

  T24A   New York Stock Exchange

3.50% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due December 17, 2025

  T25   New York Stock Exchange

1.80% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 5, 2026

  T26D   New York Stock Exchange

2.90% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due December 4, 2026

  T26A   New York Stock Exchange

2.35% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 5, 2029

  T29D   New York Stock Exchange

4.375% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 14, 2029

  T29B   New York Stock Exchange

2.60% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due December 17, 2029

  T29A   New York Stock Exchange

3.55% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due December 17, 2032

  T32   New York Stock Exchange

5.20% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due November 18, 2033

  T33   New York Stock Exchange

3.375% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due March 15, 2034

  T34   New York Stock Exchange

2.45% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due March 15, 2035

  T35   New York Stock Exchange

3.15% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due September 4, 2036

  T36A   New York Stock Exchange

7.00% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due April 30, 2040

  T40   New York Stock Exchange

4.25% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due June 1, 2043

  T43   New York Stock Exchange

4.875% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due June 1, 2044

  T44   New York Stock Exchange

5.35% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due November 1, 2066

  TBB   New York Stock Exchange

5.625% AT&T Inc.

Global Notes due August 1, 2067

 

TBC

  New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On June 5, 2019 (the “Settlement Date”), AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) completed its previously announced debt exchange offers (the “Exchange Offers”) to exchange (i) all validly tendered and not validly withdrawn 4.00% Notes due 2022 (the “TW 4.00% 2022 Notes”), 3.40% Notes due 2022 (the “TW 3.40% 2022 Notes”), 4.05% Notes due 2023 (the “TW 2023 Notes”), 3.55% Notes due 2024 (the “TW 2024 Notes”), 3.60% Notes due 2025 (the “TW 2025 Notes”), 3.875% Notes due 2026 (the “TW 3.875% 2026 Notes”), 2.95% Notes due 2026 (the “TW 2.95% 2026 Notes”), 3.80% Notes due 2027 (the “TW 2027 Notes”), 7.625% Debentures due 2031 (the “TW 2031 Debentures”), 7.700% Debentures due 2032 (the “TW 2032 Debentures”), 6.50% Debentures due 2036 (the “TW 2036 Debentures”), 6.200% Debentures due 2040 (the “TW 6.200% 2040 Debentures”), 6.10% Debentures due 2040 (the “TW 6.10% 2040 Debentures”), 6.25% Debentures due 2041 (the “TW 6.25% 2041 Debentures”), 5.375% Debentures due 2041 (the “TW 5.375% 2041 Debentures”), 4.90% Debentures due 2042 (the “TW 2042 Debentures”), 5.35% Debentures due 2043 (the “TW 2043 Debentures”), 4.65% Debentures due 2044 (the “TW 2044 Debentures”), 4.85% Debentures due 2045 (the “TW 2045 Debentures” and, together with the TW 4.00% 2022 Notes, the TW 3.40% 2022 Notes, the TW 2023 Notes, the TW 2024 Notes, the TW 2025 Notes, the TW 3.875% 2026 Notes, the TW 2.95% 2026 Notes, the TW 2027 Notes, the TW 2031 Debentures, the TW 2032 Debentures, the TW 2036 Debentures, the TW 6.200% 2040 Debentures, the TW 6.10% 2040 Debentures, the TW 6.25% 2041 Debentures, the TW 5.375% 2041 Debentures, the TW 2042 Debentures, the TW 2043 Debentures and the TW 2044 Debentures, the “TW U.S. Notes”) and 1.95% Notes due 2023 (the “TW Euro 2023 Notes”) issued by Warner Media, LLC (“Time Warner”), a Delaware limited liability company and successor by merger to Time Warner Inc. and a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T, and (ii) all validly tendered and not validly withdrawn 9.15% Debentures due 2023 (the “HTW 2023 Debentures”), 7.57% Debentures due 2024 (the “HTW 2024 Debentures”), 6.85% Debentures due 2026 (the “HTW 2026 Debentures”), 6.95% Debentures due 2028 (the “HTW 2028 Debentures”), the 6 5/8% Debentures due 2029 (the “HTW 2029 Debentures”), the 8.30% Discount Debentures due 2036 (the “HTW 2036 Debentures” and, together with the HTW 2023 Debentures, the HTW 2024 Debentures, the HTW 2026 Debentures, the HTW 2028 Debentures and the HTW 2029 Debentures, the “HTW U.S. Notes” and, together with the TW U.S. Notes and the TW Euro 2023 Notes, the “Old Notes”) issued by Historic TW Inc. (“HTW”), the successor in interest to Time Warner Companies Inc. and a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T, for new notes issued by AT&T (as described below), upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Prospectus, dated May 13, 2019, filed in connection with AT&T’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-231171) originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), on May 2, 2019, as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed on May 13, 2019, and which became effective on May 13, 2019 (the “Registration Statement”), and the related Letter of Transmittal and Consent.

Also on the Settlement Date, AT&T completed its previously announced offers to purchase for cash (the “Cash Offers” and, together with the Exchange Offers, the “Offers”) all validly tendered and not validly withdrawn HTW 2023 Debentures, HTW 2024 Debentures, HTW 2026 Debentures, HTW 2028 Debentures, HTW 2029 Debentures, TW 2031 Debentures, TW 2032 Debentures, HTW 2036 Debentures and TW 2036 Debentures, upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 2, 2019, and the related Letter of Transmittal and Consent.

The Time Warner 2.10% Notes due 2019 were expected to mature prior to the Settlement Date and were excluded from the Offers. These notes matured on June 1, 2019, and were paid in full, in accordance with their terms.

Pursuant to the Exchange Offers, the aggregate principal amounts of the Old Notes set forth below were validly tendered and accepted and subsequently cancelled:

 

  (i)

$422,100,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 4.00% 2022 Notes;

 

  (ii)

$402,692,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 3.40% 2022 Notes;

 

  (iii)

$125,918,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2023 Debentures;

 

  (iv)

$411,287,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2023 Notes;

 

  (v)

$54,178,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2024 Debentures;

 

  (vi)

$589,548,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2024 Notes;

 

  (vii)

$1,329,996,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2025 Notes;

 

  (viii)

$541,159,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 3.875% 2026 Notes;

 

  (ix)

$0 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2026 Debentures;

 

  (x)

$707,275,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2.95% 2026 Notes;

 

  (xi)

$1,329,216,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2027 Notes;

 

  (xii)

$43,801,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2028 Debentures;

 

  (xiii)

$190,040,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2029 Debentures;

 

  (xiv)

$188,038,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2031 Debentures;

 

  (xv)

$157,645,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2032 Debentures;


  (xvi)

$0 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2036 Debentures;

 

  (xvii)

$160,252,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2036 Debentures;

 

  (xviii)

$329,477,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 6.200% 2040 Debentures;

 

  (xix)

$392,929,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 6.10% 2040 Debentures;

 

  (xx)

$521,884,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 6.25% 2041 Debentures;

 

  (xxi)

$447,317,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 5.375% 2041 Debentures;

 

  (xxii)

$394,500,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2042 Debentures;

 

  (xxiii)

$436,339,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2043 Debentures;

 

  (xxiv)

$470,657,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2044 Debentures;

 

  (xxv)

$795,686,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2045 Debentures; and

 

  (xxvi)

€535,972,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW Euro 2023 Notes.

Pursuant to the Cash Offers, the aggregate principal amounts of the Old Notes set forth below were validly tendered and accepted for purchase and subsequently cancelled:

 

  (i)

$39,986,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2023 Debentures;

 

  (ii)

$32,288,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2024 Debentures;

 

  (iii)

$5,208,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2026 Debentures;

 

  (iv)

$43,374,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2028 Debentures;

 

  (v)

$116,023,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2029 Debentures;

 

  (vi)

$114,270,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2031 Debentures;

 

  (vii)

$96,388,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2032 Debentures;

 

  (viii)

$637,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW 2036 Debentures; and

 

  (ix)

$141,416,000 aggregate principal amount of the TW 2036 Debentures.

Following such cancellation, $1,978,065,000 aggregate principal amount of TW U.S. Notes remain outstanding across the nineteen U.S. dollar series issued by Time Warner, $518,990,000 aggregate principal amount of the HTW U.S. Notes remain outstanding across the six U.S. dollar series issued by HTW and €164,028,000 aggregate principal amount of TW Euro 2023 Notes remain outstanding.

In connection with the Offers, AT&T also solicited consents from holders of the Old Notes to amend (the “Proposed Amendments”) the five indentures governing the Old Notes (the “Old Indentures”), to, among other things (1) eliminate certain restrictive covenants and (2) eliminate, solely with respect to the HTW 2026 Debentures, the HTW 2029 Debentures and the HTW 2036 Debentures, the cross-default event of default (and the related acceleration of maturity) in the indentures governing such notes. On May 21, 2019, Time Warner or HTW, as applicable, together with the guarantors signatory thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, entered into a supplemental indenture to each of the Old Indentures that govern the terms of the Old Notes (except with respect to the HTW 2026 Debentures and HTW 2036 Debentures), to adopt the Proposed Amendments (the “Supplemental Indentures”). The Supplemental Indentures will govern the Old Notes (except with respect to the HTW 2026 Debentures and HTW 2036 Debentures) that remain outstanding after the settlement of the Exchange Offers.

The foregoing summaries of the Supplemental Indentures do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the complete terms of the Supplemental Indentures, copies of which are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 4.1 – 4.5, and are incorporated herein by reference.

In connection with the settlement of the Exchange Offers, AT&T issued:

 

  (i)

$422,057,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.000% Global Notes due 2022 (the “4.000% 2022 Notes”),

 

  (ii)

$402,679,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.400% Global Notes due 2022 (the “3.400% 2022 Notes”),

 

  (iii)

$125,918,000 aggregate principal amount of its 9.150% Global Notes due 2023 (the “9.150% 2023 Notes”),

 

  (iv)

$411,202,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.050% Global Notes due 2023 (the “4.050% 2023 Notes”),

 

  (v)

$54,176,000 aggregate principal amount of its 7.570% Global Notes due 2024 (the “7.570% 2024 Notes”),

 

  (vi)

$589,458,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.550% Global Notes due 2024 (the “3.550% 2024 Notes”),

 

  (vii)

$1,329,934,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.600% Global Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”),

 

  (viii)

$541,141,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.875% Global Notes due 2026 (the “3.875% 2026 Notes”),

 

  (ix)

$707,258,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.950% Global Notes due 2026 (the “2.950% 2026 Notes”),

 

  (x)

$1,329,194,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.800% Global Notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes”),


  (xi)

$43,801,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.950% Global Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”),

 

  (xii)

$190,040,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.625% Global Notes due 2029 (the “2029 Notes”),

 

  (xiii)

$187,707,000 aggregate principal amount of its 7.625% Global Notes Due 2031 (the “2031 Notes”),

 

  (xiv)

$156,925,000 aggregate principal amount of its 7.700% Global Notes due 2032 (the “2032 Notes”),

 

  (xv)

$160,252,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.500% Global Notes due 2036 (the “6.500% 2036 Notes”),

 

  (xvi)

$329,267,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.200% Global Notes due 2040 (the “6.200% 2040 Notes”),

 

  (xvii)

$392,704,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.100% Global Notes due 2040 (the “6.100% 2040 Notes”),

 

  (xviii)

$521,724,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.250% Global Notes due 2041 (the “6.250% 2041 Notes”),

 

  (xix)

$447,305,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% Global Notes due 2041 (the “5.375% 2041 Notes”),

 

  (xx)

$394,320,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.900% Global Notes due 2042 (the “2042 Notes”),

 

  (xxi)

$436,339,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.350% Global Notes due 2043 (the “2043 Notes”),

 

  (xxii)

$470,656,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.650% Global Notes due 2044 (the “2044 Notes”) and

 

  (xxiii)

$795,686,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.850% Global Notes due 2045 (the “2045 Notes” and, together with the 4.000% 2022 Notes, the 3.400% 2022 Notes, the 9.150% 2023 Notes, the 4.050% 2023 Notes, the 7.570% 2024 Notes, the 3.550% 2024 Notes, the 2025 Notes, the 3.875% 2026 Notes, the 2.950% 2026 Notes, the 2027 Notes, the 2028 Notes, the 2029 Notes, the 2031 Notes, the 2032 Notes, the 6.500% 2036 Notes, the 6.200% 2040 Notes, the 6.100% 2040 Notes, the 6.250% 2041 Notes, the 5.375% 2041 Notes, the 2042 Notes, the 2043 Notes and the 2044 Notes, the “U.S. Notes”) and

 

  (xxiv)

€535,591,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.950% Global Notes due 2023 (the “1.950% 2023 Notes” or the “Euro Notes” and, together with the U.S. Notes, the “AT&T Notes”),

in exchange for the validly tendered and accepted Old Notes. AT&T did not accept any HTW 2026 Debentures or HTW 2036 Debentures tendered for exchange in the Exchange Offers and therefore did not issue any corresponding notes of those series.

The AT&T Notes have been registered under the Securities Act pursuant to the Registration Statement. The terms of the AT&T Notes are further described in AT&T’s Prospectus dated May 13, 2019, as filed with the SEC under Rule 424(b)(3) of the Securities Act on that date. The issuance of the AT&T Notes occurred on June 5, 2019. The AT&T Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank equally with all other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of AT&T issued from time to time.

In connection with the settlement of the Cash Offers, AT&T paid aggregate total consideration of (i) $48,530,797.36 for the HTW 2023 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $1,260,225.43; (ii) $38,594,169.28 for the HTW 2024 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $841,891.61; (iii) $6,244,496.16 for the HTW 2026 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $138,735.33; (iv) $53,663,297.76 for the HTW 2028 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $1,172,302.86; (v) $143,976,421.39 for the HTW 2029 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $427,029.13; (vi) $154,291,548.30 for the TW 2031 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $1,210,151.03; (vii) $132,582,657.88 for the TW 2032 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $700,954.94; (viii) $910,196.56 for the HTW 2036 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $20,560.94; and (ix) $173,729,556.00 for the TW 2036 Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $510,668.88, in each case validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Cash Offers.

The AT&T Notes are governed by the terms of an indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:

 

(d)

Exhibits

 

4.1    Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 21, 2019, to the indenture, dated as of January  15, 1993, by and among Historic TW, Inc., the guarantors signatory thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee.
4.2    Fifth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 21, 2019, to the indenture, dated as of June  1, 1998, by and among Historic TW, Inc., the guarantors signatory thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee.
4.3    Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 21, 2019, to the indenture, dated as of April  19, 2001, by and among Warner Media, LLC, as successor by merger to Time Warner Inc., the guarantors signatory thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee.
4.4    Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 21, 2019, to the indenture, dated as of November  13, 2006, by and among Warner Media, LLC, as successor by merger to Time Warner Inc., the guarantors signatory thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee.
4.5    Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 21, 2019, to the indenture, dated as of March  11, 2010, by and among Warner Media, LLC, as successor by merger to Time Warner Inc., the guarantors signatory thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee.
4.6    Form of AT&T’s 4.000% Global Notes due 2022.
4.7    Form of AT&T’s 3.400% Global Notes due 2022.
4.8    Form of AT&T’s 9.150% Global Notes due 2023.
4.9    Form of AT&T’s 4.050% Global Notes due 2023.
4.10    Form of AT&T’s 7.570% Global Notes due 2024.
4.11    Form of AT&T’s 3.550% Global Notes due 2024.
4.12    Form of AT&T’s 3.600% Global Notes due 2025.
4.13    Form of AT&T’s 3.875% Global Notes due 2026.
4.14    Form of AT&T’s 2.950% Global Notes due 2026.
4.15    Form of AT&T’s 3.800% Global Notes due 2027.
4.16    Form of AT&T’s 6.950% Global Notes due 2028.
4.17    Form of AT&T’s 6.625% Global Notes due 2029.
4.18    Form of AT&T’s 7.625% Global Notes due 2031.
4.19    Form of AT&T’s 7.700% Global Notes due 2032.
4.20    Form of AT&T’s 6.500% Global Notes due 2036.
4.21    Form of AT&T’s 6.200% Global Notes due 2040.
4.22    Form of AT&T’s 6.100% Global Notes due 2040.
4.23    Form of AT&T’s 6.250% Global Notes due 2041.
4.24    Form of AT&T’s 5.375% Global Notes due 2041.
4.25    Form of AT&T’s 4.900% Global Notes due 2042.
4.26    Form of AT&T’s 5.350% Global Notes due 2043.
4.27    Form of AT&T’s 4.650% Global Notes due 2044.
4.28    Form of AT&T’s 4.850% Global Notes due 2045.
4.29    Form of AT&T’s 1.950% Global Notes due 2023.


Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    AT&T INC.
Date: June 5, 2019     By:  

/s/ George B. Goeke

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Exhibit 4.1

FOURTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture”) dated as of May 21, 2019, among HISTORIC TW INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Warner Media, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and successor by merger to TIME WARNER INC. (“WM”), HISTORIC AOL LLC (formerly known as AOL LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (“AOL”), TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., a Georgia corporation (“TBS”), HOME BOX OFFICE, INC., a Delaware corporation (“HBO”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (formerly known as The Bank of New York, as successor trustee to The Chase Manhattan Bank (formerly known as Chemical Bank)), a New York banking corporation, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, the Company, WM, AOL, TBS and HBO have executed and delivered to the Trustee an Indenture, dated as of January 15, 1993, as amended and supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 15, 1993, the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 10, 1996, the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 31, 1996, the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 17, 1997, the Fifth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 12, 1998, the Sixth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 17, 1998, the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 11, 2001, the Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 23, 2009, the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 16, 2009, the Tenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 3, 2009, the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 17, 2016, the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 22, 2017 and the Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2018, and as further amended and supplemented hereby (the “Indenture”), under which the Company has issued (i) U.S.$1,000,000,000 of its 9.15% Debentures due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”), (ii) U.S.$450,000,000 of its 7.57%% Debentures due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”), (iii) U.S.$400,000,000 of its 6.85% Debentures due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”), (iv) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 6.95% Debentures due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”) and (v) U.S.$200,000,000 of its 8.30% Discount Debentures due 2036 (the “2036 Notes” and, together with the 2023 Notes, the 2024 Notes, the 2026 Notes and the 2028 Notes, the “Notes”);

WHEREAS, Section 902 of the Indenture provides, among other things, that, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of each series affected by such supplemental indenture, by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may, subject to certain exceptions noted therein, enter into a supplemental indenture for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series under the Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AT&T”) has solicited consents from the Holders of the Notes to certain proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Indenture as described in the prospectus, dated as of May 13, 2019 (the “Prospectus”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, forming part of AT&T’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to exchange any and all of the outstanding Notes for new notes issued by AT&T, and in the offer to purchase, dated as of May 2, 2019, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding Notes, and set forth in Section 2 of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture;


WHEREAS, AT&T has received and caused to be delivered to the Trustee evidence of the consents from Holders of at least a majority of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of each series of the Notes, as applicable, affected by this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture to effect the Proposed Amendments under the Indenture with respect to the Notes;

WHEREAS, the Company is authorized by a Board Resolution to enter into this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture; and

WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by the parties hereto, and all other acts and requirements necessary to make this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture a valid and binding supplement to the Indenture effectively amending the Indenture as set forth herein have been duly taken.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, WM, AOL, TBS, HBO and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree as follows:

SECTION 1.    Definitions.

(a)    Unless otherwise provided herein, the capitalized terms used and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Indenture.

(b)    Any definitions used exclusively in the provisions of the Indenture or Notes that are deleted pursuant to the amendments set forth under this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, and any definitions used exclusively within such definitions, are hereby deleted in their entirety from the Indenture and the Notes, and all textual references in the Indenture and the Notes exclusively relating to paragraphs, Sections, Clauses or other terms or provisions of the Indenture that have been otherwise deleted pursuant to this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture are hereby deleted in their entirety. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture refer to this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Section hereof.

SECTION 2.    Amendment to the Indenture.

(a)    Solely with respect to the 2023 Notes, the 2024 Notes and the 2028 Notes (the “Amended Notes”), the Indenture shall hereby be amended by deleting the following Section of the Indenture and all references and definitions related thereto (to the extent not otherwise used in any other Section of the Indenture or the Notes not affected by this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture) in their entirety, and this Section shall be of no further force and effect, and shall no longer apply to the Amended Notes, and the words “[INTENTIONALLY DELETED]” shall be inserted, in each case, in place of the deleted text:

 

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Section 1005 (Legal Existence)

(b)    The failure to comply with the terms of any of the deleted Sections or deleted Clauses of the Indenture set forth above shall no longer constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to the Amended Notes and shall no longer have any consequence under the Indenture with respect to the Amended Notes.

SECTION 3.    This Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.  This Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture shall be construed as supplemental to the Indenture and shall form a part of it, and the Indenture is hereby incorporated by reference herein and each is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

SECTION 4.    GOVERNING LAW.  THIS FOURTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 5.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.  EACH OF THE COMPANY, WM, AOL, HBO, TBS AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS FOURTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

SECTION 6.    Counterparts.  This Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute but one instrument.

SECTION 7.    Headings.  The headings of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture are for reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

SECTION 8.    Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals.  The recitals herein contained are made by the Company, WM, AOL, TBS and HBO and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.

SECTION 9.    Separability.  In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture or in the Securities shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture or of the Securities, but this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and the Securities shall be construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein or therein.

SECTION 10.    Conflict with Trust Indenture Act.  If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision hereof which is required to be included in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture by any of the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act, such required provision shall control.

 

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SECTION 11.    Successors and Assigns.  All covenants and agreements in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

SECTION 12.    Effectiveness.  This Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture shall become effective upon execution by all parties hereto. The Proposed Amendments set forth in Section 2 of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture shall become effective with respect to each series of Amended Notes on the Settlement Date (as defined in the Prospectus).

SECTION 13.    Benefits of Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.  Nothing in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, express or implied, shall give to any person, other than the parties hereto and their successors hereunder and the Holders, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim under this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.

 

HISTORIC TW INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and

Secretary

 

WARNER MEDIA, LLC,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and

Deputy General Counsel

 

HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM,

INC.,

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

HISTORIC AOL LLC,
by  

Warner Media, LLC, as sole

member of Historic AOL LLC

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and

Deputy General Counsel

 

[Signature Page to Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture]


THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee,

by   /s/ Laurence J. O’Brien
Name:   Laurence J. O’Brien
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture]

Exhibit 4.2

FIFTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Fifth Supplemental Indenture”) dated as of May 21, 2019, among HISTORIC TW INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), WARNER MEDIA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and successor by merger to TIME WARNER INC. (“WM”), HISTORIC AOL LLC (formerly known as AOL LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (“AOL”), TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., a Georgia corporation (“TBS”), HOME BOX OFFICE, INC., a Delaware corporation (“HBO”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (formerly known as The Bank of New York, as successor trustee to The Chase Manhattan Bank), a New York banking corporation, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, the Company, WM, AOL, TBS and HBO have executed and delivered to the Trustee an Indenture, dated as of June 1, 1998, as amended and supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 11, 2001, the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 16, 2009, the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 3, 2009 and the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2018, and as further amended and supplemented hereby (the “Indenture”), under which the Company has issued U.S.$1,000,000,000 of its 6 5/8% Debentures due 2029 (the “6 5/8% Debentures”);

WHEREAS, Section 9.02 of the Indenture provides, among other things, that, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of all series affected by such supplemental indenture (acting as one class), by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may, subject to certain exceptions noted therein, enter into a supplemental indenture for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series under the Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AT&T”) has solicited consents from the Holders of the 6 5/8% Debentures to certain proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Indenture as described in the prospectus, dated as of May 13, 2019 (the “Prospectus”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, forming part of AT&T’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to exchange any and all of the outstanding 6 5/8% Debentures for new notes issued by AT&T, and in the offer to purchase, dated as of May 2, 2019, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding 6 5/8% Debentures, and set forth in Section 2 of this Fifth Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T has received and caused to be delivered to the Trustee evidence of the consents from Holders of at least a majority of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the 6 5/8% Debentures to effect the Proposed Amendments under the Indenture with respect to the 6 5/8% Debentures;


WHEREAS, the Company is authorized by a Board Resolution to enter into this Fifth Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Fifth Supplemental Indenture; and

WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of this Fifth Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by the parties hereto, and all other acts and requirements necessary to make this Fifth Supplemental Indenture a valid and binding supplement to the Indenture effectively amending the Indenture as set forth herein have been duly taken.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, WM, AOL, TBS, HBO and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree as follows:

SECTION 1.    Definitions.

(a)    Unless otherwise provided herein, the capitalized terms used and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Indenture.

(b)    Any definitions used exclusively in the provisions of the Indenture or the 6 5/8% Debentures that are deleted pursuant to the amendments set forth under this Fifth Supplemental Indenture, and any definitions used exclusively within such definitions, are hereby deleted in their entirety from the Indenture and the 6 5/8% Debentures, and all textual references in the Indenture and the 6 5/8% Debentures exclusively relating to paragraphs, Sections, Clauses or other terms or provisions of the Indenture that have been otherwise deleted pursuant to this Fifth Supplemental Indenture are hereby deleted in their entirety. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Fifth Supplemental Indenture refer to this Fifth Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Section hereof.

SECTION 2.    Amendment to the Indenture.

(a)    The Indenture shall hereby be amended by deleting the following Sections or clauses of the Indenture and all references and definitions related thereto (to the extent not otherwise used in any other Section of the Indenture or the 6 5/8% Debentures) in their entirety, and these Sections and clauses shall be of no further force and effect, and shall no longer apply to the 6 5/8% Debentures, and the words “[INTENTIONALLY DELETED]” shall be inserted, in each case, in place of the deleted text:

Section 10.05 (Legal Existence)

Section 10.06 (Limitation on Liens)

(b)    Section 8.01 of the Indenture (Consolidation, Merger, Conveyance or Transfer on Certain Terms) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“The Company shall not consolidate with or merge into any other Person, unless:

 

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(1)    the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture (as supplemented from time to time) on the part of the Company to be performed or observed; and

(2)    the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that such consolidation or merger and such supplemental indenture comply with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with.”

(c)    Section 8.02 of the Indenture (Successor Person Substituted) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“Upon any consolidation or merger of the Company in accordance with Section 8.01, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor had been named as the Company herein.”

(d)    Section 5.01(4) of the Indenture (Events of Default) shall be deleted in its entirety and the words “[INTENTIONALLY DELETED]” shall be inserted in place of the deleted text. For the avoidance of doubt, the reference to Section 5.01(4) in the first sentence of Section 5.02 of the Indenture (Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment) shall be deleted.

(e)    The failure to comply with the terms of any of the deleted Sections or deleted Clauses of the Indenture set forth above shall no longer constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to the 6 5/8% Debentures and shall no longer have any consequence under the Indenture.

SECTION 3.    This Fifth Supplemental Indenture.  This Fifth Supplemental Indenture shall be construed as supplemental to the Indenture and shall form a part of it, and the Indenture is hereby incorporated by reference herein and each is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

SECTION 4.    GOVERNING LAW.  THIS FIFTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 5.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.  EACH OF THE COMPANY, WM, AOL, HBO, TBS AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS FIFTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

 

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SECTION 6.    Counterparts.  This Fifth Supplemental Indenture may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute but one instrument.

SECTION 7.    Headings.  The headings of this Fifth Supplemental Indenture are for reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

SECTION 8.    Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals.  The recitals herein contained are made by the Company, WM, AOL, TBS and HBO and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Fifth Supplemental Indenture.

SECTION 9.    Separability.  In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Fifth Supplemental Indenture or in the Securities shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Fifth Supplemental Indenture or of the Securities, but this Fifth Supplemental Indenture and the Securities shall be construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein or therein.

SECTION 10.    Conflict with Trust Indenture Act.  If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision hereof which is required to be included in this Fifth Supplemental Indenture by any of the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act, such required provision shall control.

SECTION 11.    Successors and Assigns.  All covenants and agreements in this Fifth Supplemental Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

SECTION 12.    Effectiveness.  This Fifth Supplemental Indenture shall become effective upon execution by all parties hereto. The Proposed Amendments set forth in Section 2 of this Fifth Supplemental Indenture shall become effective with respect to the 6 5/8% Debentures on the Settlement Date (as defined in the Prospectus).

SECTION 13.    Benefits of Fifth Supplemental Indenture.  Nothing in this Fifth Supplemental Indenture, express or implied, shall give to any person, other than the parties hereto and their successors hereunder and the Holders, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim under this Fifth Supplemental Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fifth Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.

 

HISTORIC TW INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and

Secretary

 

WARNER MEDIA, LLC,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM,

INC.,

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

HISTORIC AOL LLC,
by  

Warner Media, LLC, as sole

member of Historic AOL LLC

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

[Signature Page to Fifth Supplemental Indenture]


THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee,

by   /s/ Laurence J. O’Brien
Name:   Laurence J. O’Brien
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fifth Supplemental Indenture]

Exhibit 4.3

FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Fourth Supplemental Indenture”) dated as of May 21, 2019, among WARNER MEDIA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and successor by merger to TIME WARNER INC. (the “Company”), HISTORIC TW INC., a Delaware corporation (“HTW”), HISTORIC AOL LLC (formerly known as AOL LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (“AOL”), TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., a Georgia corporation (“TBS”), HOME BOX OFFICE, INC., a Delaware corporation (“HBO”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (formerly known as The Bank of New York, as successor trustee to The Chase Manhattan Bank), a New York banking corporation, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, the Company, HTW, AOL, TBS and HBO have executed and delivered to the Trustee an Indenture, dated as of April 19, 2001, as amended and supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 16, 2009, the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 3, 2009, and the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2018, and as further amended and supplemented hereby (the “Indenture”), under which the Company has issued (i) U.S.$2,000,000,000 of its 7.625% Debentures due 2031 and (ii) U.S.$2,000,000,000 of its 7.700% Debentures due 2032 (collectively, the “Notes”);

WHEREAS, Section 9.02 of the Indenture provides, among other things, that, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of all series affected by such supplemental indenture (acting as one class), by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may, subject to certain exceptions noted therein, enter into a supplemental indenture for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series under the Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AT&T”) has solicited consents from the Holders of the Notes to certain proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Indenture as described in the prospectus, dated as of May 13, 2019 (the “Prospectus”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, forming part of AT&T’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to exchange any and all of the outstanding Notes for new notes issued by AT&T, and in the offer to purchase, dated as of May 2, 2019, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding Notes, and set forth in Section 2 of this Fourth Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T has received and caused to be delivered to the Trustee evidence of the consents from Holders of at least a majority of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Notes to effect the Proposed Amendments under the Indenture with respect to the Notes;

WHEREAS, the Company is authorized by a Board Resolution to enter into this Fourth Supplemental Indenture;


WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Fourth Supplemental Indenture; and

WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of this Fourth Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by the parties hereto, and all other acts and requirements necessary to make this Fourth Supplemental Indenture a valid and binding supplement to the Indenture effectively amending the Indenture as set forth herein have been duly taken.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, HTW, AOL, TBS, HBO and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree as follows:

SECTION 1.    Definitions.

(a)    Unless otherwise provided herein, the capitalized terms used and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Indenture.

(b)    Any definitions used exclusively in the provisions of the Indenture or Notes that are deleted pursuant to the amendments set forth under this Fourth Supplemental Indenture, and any definitions used exclusively within such definitions, are hereby deleted in their entirety from the Indenture and the Notes, and all textual references in the Indenture and the Notes exclusively relating to paragraphs, Sections, Clauses or other terms or provisions of the Indenture that have been otherwise deleted pursuant to this Fourth Supplemental Indenture are hereby deleted in their entirety. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Fourth Supplemental Indenture refer to this Fourth Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Section hereof.

SECTION 2.    Amendment to the Indenture.

(a)    The Indenture shall hereby be amended by deleting the following Sections or clauses of the Indenture and all references and definitions related thereto (to the extent not otherwise used in any other Section of the Indenture or the Notes) in their entirety, and these Sections and clauses shall be of no further force and effect, and shall no longer apply to the Notes, and the words “[INTENTIONALLY DELETED]” shall be inserted, in each case, in place of the deleted text:

Section 10.05 (Legal Existence)

Section 10.06 (Limitation on Liens)

(b)    Section 8.01 of the Indenture (Consolidation, Merger, Conveyance or Transfer on Certain Terms) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“The Company shall not consolidate with or merge into any other Person, unless:

(1)    the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture (as supplemented from time to time) on the part of the Company to be performed or observed; and

 

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(2)    the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that such consolidation or merger and such supplemental indenture comply with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with.”

(c)    Section 8.02 of the Indenture (Successor Person Substituted) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“Upon any consolidation or merger of the Company in accordance with Section 8.01, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor had been named as the Company herein.”

(d)    The failure to comply with the terms of any of the deleted Sections or deleted Clauses of the Indenture set forth above shall no longer constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to the Notes and shall no longer have any consequence under the Indenture.

SECTION 3.    This Fourth Supplemental Indenture.  This Fourth Supplemental Indenture shall be construed as supplemental to the Indenture and shall form a part of it, and the Indenture is hereby incorporated by reference herein and each is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

SECTION 4.    GOVERNING LAW.  THIS FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 5.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.  EACH OF THE COMPANY, HTW, AOL, HBO, TBS AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

SECTION 6.    Counterparts.  This Fourth Supplemental Indenture may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute but one instrument.

SECTION 7.    Headings.  The headings of this Fourth Supplemental Indenture are for reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

SECTION 8.    Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals.  The recitals herein contained are made by the Company, HTW, AOL, HBO and TBS and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Fourth Supplemental Indenture.

 

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SECTION 9.    Separability.  In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Fourth Supplemental Indenture or in the Securities shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Fourth Supplemental Indenture or of the Securities, but this Fourth Supplemental Indenture and the Securities shall be construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein or therein.

SECTION 10.    Conflict with Trust Indenture Act.  If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision hereof which is required to be included in this Fourth Supplemental Indenture by any of the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act, such required provision shall control.

SECTION 11.    Successors and Assigns.  All covenants and agreements in this Fourth Supplemental Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

SECTION 12.    Effectiveness.  This Fourth Supplemental Indenture shall become effective upon execution by all parties hereto. The Proposed Amendments set forth in Section 2 of this Fourth Supplemental Indenture shall become effective with respect to each series of Notes on the Settlement Date (as defined in the Prospectus).

SECTION 13.    Benefits of Fourth Supplemental Indenture.  Nothing in this Fourth Supplemental Indenture, express or implied, shall give to any person, other than the parties hereto and their successors hereunder and the Holders, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim under this Fourth Supplemental Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fourth Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.

 

WARNER MEDIA, LLC,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

HISTORIC TW INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

HISTORIC AOL LLC,
by  

Warner Media, LLC, as sole

member of Historic AOL LLC

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM,

INC.,

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Supplemental Indenture]


THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee,

by   /s/Laurence J. O’Brien
Name:   Laurence J. O’Brien
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Fourth Supplemental Indenture]

Exhibit 4.4

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Second Supplemental Indenture”) dated as of May 21, 2019, among WARNER MEDIA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and successor by merger to TIME WARNER INC. (the “Company”), HISTORIC TW INC., a Delaware corporation (“HTW”), TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., a Georgia corporation (“TBS”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (formerly known as The Bank of New York), a New York banking corporation, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, the Company, HTW and TBS have executed and delivered to the Trustee an Indenture, dated as of November 13, 2006, as amended and supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2018, and as further amended and supplemented hereby (the “Indenture”), under which the Company has issued U.S.$1,000,000,000 of its 6.50% Debentures due 2036 (the “6.50% Debentures”);

WHEREAS, Section 9.02 of the Indenture provides, among other things, that, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of all series affected by such supplemental indenture (acting as one class), by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may, subject to certain exceptions noted therein, enter into a supplemental indenture for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series under the Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AT&T”) has solicited consents from the Holders of the 6.50% Debentures to certain proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Indenture as described in the prospectus, dated as of May 13, 2019 (the “Prospectus”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, forming part of AT&T’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to exchange any and all of the outstanding 6.50% Debentures for new notes issued by AT&T, and in the offer to purchase, dated as of May 2, 2019, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding 6.50% Debentures, and set forth in Section 2 of this Second Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T has received and caused to be delivered to the Trustee evidence of the consents from Holders of at least a majority of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the 6.50% Debentures to effect the Proposed Amendments under the Indenture with respect to the 6.50% Debentures;

WHEREAS, the Company is authorized by a Board Resolution to enter into this Second Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Second Supplemental Indenture; and


WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of this Second Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by the parties hereto, and all other acts and requirements necessary to make this Second Supplemental Indenture a valid and binding supplement to the Indenture effectively amending the Indenture as set forth herein have been duly taken.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, HTW, TBS and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree as follows:

SECTION 1.    Definitions.

(a)    Unless otherwise provided herein, the capitalized terms used and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Indenture.

(b)    Any definitions used exclusively in the provisions of the Indenture or 6.50% Debentures that are deleted pursuant to the amendments set forth under this Second Supplemental Indenture, and any definitions used exclusively within such definitions, are hereby deleted in their entirety from the Indenture and the 6.50% Debentures, and all textual references in the Indenture and the 6.50% Debentures exclusively relating to paragraphs, Sections, Clauses or other terms or provisions of the Indenture that have been otherwise deleted pursuant to this Second Supplemental Indenture are hereby deleted in their entirety. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Second Supplemental Indenture refer to this Second Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Section hereof.

SECTION 2.    Amendment to the Indenture.

(a)    The Indenture shall hereby be amended by deleting the following Sections or clauses of the Indenture and all references and definitions related thereto (to the extent not otherwise used in any other Section of the Indenture or the 6.50% Debentures) in their entirety, and these Sections and clauses shall be of no further force and effect, and shall no longer apply to the 6.50% Debentures, and the words “[INTENTIONALLY DELETED]” shall be inserted, in each case, in place of the deleted text:

Section 10.05 (Legal Existence)

Section 10.06 (Limitation on Liens)

(b)    Section 8.01 of the Indenture (Consolidation, Merger, Conveyance or Transfer on Certain Terms) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“The Company shall not consolidate with or merge into any other Person, unless:

(1)    the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture (as supplemented from time to time) on the part of the Company to be performed or observed; and

 

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(2)    the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that such consolidation or merger and such supplemental indenture comply with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with.”

(c)    Section 8.02 of the Indenture (Successor Person Substituted) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“Upon any consolidation or merger of the Company in accordance with Section 8.01, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor had been named as the Company herein.”

(d)    The failure to comply with the terms of any of the deleted Sections or deleted Clauses of the Indenture set forth above shall no longer constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to the 6.50% Debentures and shall no longer have any consequence under the Indenture.

SECTION 3.    This Second Supplemental Indenture.  This Second Supplemental Indenture shall be construed as supplemental to the Indenture and shall form a part of it, and the Indenture is hereby incorporated by reference herein and each is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

SECTION 4.    GOVERNING LAW.  THIS SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 5.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.  EACH OF THE COMPANY, HTW, TBS AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

SECTION 6.    Counterparts.  This Second Supplemental Indenture may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute but one instrument.

SECTION 7.    Headings.  The headings of this Second Supplemental Indenture are for reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

SECTION 8.    Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals.  The recitals herein contained are made by the Company, HTW and TBS and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Second Supplemental Indenture.

SECTION 9.    Separability.  In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Second Supplemental Indenture or in the Securities shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other

 

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provisions of this Second Supplemental Indenture or of the Securities, but this Second Supplemental Indenture and the Securities shall be construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein or therein.

SECTION 10.    Conflict with Trust Indenture Act.  If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision hereof which is required to be included in this Second Supplemental Indenture by any of the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act, such required provision shall control.

SECTION 11.    Successors and Assigns.  All covenants and agreements in this Second Supplemental Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

SECTION 12.    Effectiveness.  This Second Supplemental Indenture shall become effective upon execution by all parties hereto. The Proposed Amendments set forth in Section 2 of this Second Supplemental Indenture shall become effective with respect to the 6.50% Debentures on the Settlement Date (as defined in the Prospectus).

SECTION 13.    Benefits of Second Supplemental Indenture.  Nothing in this Second Supplemental Indenture, express or implied, shall give to any person, other than the parties hereto and their successors hereunder and the Holders, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim under this Second Supplemental Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Second Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.

 

WARNER MEDIA, LLC,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

HISTORIC TW INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and

Secretary

 

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM,

INC.,

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee,

by   /s/ Laurence J. O’Brien
Name:   Laurence J. O’Brien
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Second Supplemental Indenture]

Exhibit 4.5

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE (this “Second Supplemental Indenture”) dated as of May 21, 2019, among WARNER MEDIA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and successor by merger to TIME WARNER INC. (the “Company”), HISTORIC TW INC., a Delaware corporation (“HTW”), HOME BOX OFFICE, INC., a Delaware corporation (“HBO”), TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., a Georgia corporation (“TBS”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, a New York banking corporation, as trustee (the “Trustee”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, the Company, HTW, HBO and TBS have executed and delivered to the Trustee an Indenture, dated as of March 11, 2010, as amended and supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2018 and as further amended and supplemented hereby (the “Indenture”), under which the Company has issued (i) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 4.00% Notes due 2022, (ii) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 3.40% Notes due 2022, (iii) €700,000,000 of its 1.95% Notes due 2023, (iv) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 4.05% Notes due 2023, (v) U.S.$750,000,000 of its 3.55% Notes due 2024, (vi) U.S.$1,500,000,000 of its 3.60% Notes due 2025, (vii) U.S.$600,000,000 of its 3.875% Notes due 2026, (viii) U.S.$800,000,000 of its 2.95% Notes due 2026, (ix) U.S.$1,500,000,000 of its 3.80% Notes due 2027, (x) U.S.$600,000,000 of its 6.200% Debentures due 2040, (xi) U.S.$1,000,000,000 of its 6.10% Debentures due 2040, (xii) U.S.$1,000,000,000 of its 6.25% Debentures due 2041, (xiii) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 5.375% Debentures due 2041, (xiv) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 4.90% Debentures due 2042, (xv) U.S.$500,000,000 of its 5.35% Debentures due 2043, (xvi) U.S.$600,000,000 of its 4.65% Debentures due 2044 and (xvii) U.S.$900,000,000 of its 4.85% Debentures due 2045 (collectively, the “Notes”);

WHEREAS, Section 9.02 of the Indenture provides, among other things, that, with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of all series affected by such supplemental indenture (acting as one class), by Act of said Holders delivered to the Company and the Trustee, the Company, when authorized by a Board Resolution, and the Trustee may, subject to certain exceptions noted therein, enter into a supplemental indenture for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any provisions of the Indenture or of modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each such series under the Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AT&T”) has solicited consents from the Holders of the Notes to certain proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Indenture as described in the prospectus, dated as of May 13, 2019 (the “Prospectus”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, forming part of AT&T’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, setting forth the terms and conditions of the offers by AT&T to exchange any and all of the outstanding Notes for new notes issued by AT&T, and set forth in Section 2 of this Second Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, AT&T has received and caused to be delivered to the Trustee evidence of the consents from Holders of at least a majority of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Notes to effect the Proposed Amendments under the Indenture with respect to the Notes;


WHEREAS, the Company is authorized by a Board Resolution to enter into this Second Supplemental Indenture;

WHEREAS, the Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Second Supplemental Indenture; and

WHEREAS, the execution and delivery of this Second Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by the parties hereto, and all other acts and requirements necessary to make this Second Supplemental Indenture a valid and binding supplement to the Indenture effectively amending the Indenture as set forth herein have been duly taken.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, HTW, HBO, TBS and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree as follows:

SECTION 1.    Definitions.

(a)    Unless otherwise provided herein, the capitalized terms used and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Indenture.

(b)    Any definitions used exclusively in the provisions of the Indenture or Notes that are deleted pursuant to the amendments set forth under this Second Supplemental Indenture, and any definitions used exclusively within such definitions, are hereby deleted in their entirety from the Indenture and the Notes, and all textual references in the Indenture and the Notes exclusively relating to paragraphs, Sections, Clauses or other terms or provisions of the Indenture that have been otherwise deleted pursuant to this Second Supplemental Indenture are hereby deleted in their entirety. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Second Supplemental Indenture refer to this Second Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Section hereof.

SECTION 2.    Amendment to the Indenture.

(a)    The Indenture shall hereby be amended by deleting the following Sections or clauses of the Indenture and all references and definitions related thereto (to the extent not otherwise used in any other Section of the Indenture or the Notes not affected by this Second Supplemental Indenture) in their entirety, and these Sections and clauses shall be of no further force and effect, and shall no longer apply to the Notes, and the words “[INTENTIONALLY DELETED]” shall be inserted, in each case, in place of the deleted text:

Section 10.05 (Legal Existence)

Section 10.06 (Limitation on Liens)

(b)    Section 8.01 of the Indenture (Consolidation, Merger, Conveyance or Transfer on Certain Terms) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

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“The Company shall not consolidate with or merge into any other Person, unless:

(1)    the Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall expressly assume, by an indenture supplemental hereto, executed and delivered to the Trustee, in form satisfactory to the Trustee, the due and punctual payment of the principal of (and premium, if any) and interest on all the Securities and the performance of every covenant of this Indenture (as supplemented from time to time) on the part of the Company to be performed or observed; and

(2)    the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officers’ Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that such consolidation or merger and such supplemental indenture comply with this Article and that all conditions precedent herein provided for relating to such transaction have been complied with.”

(c)    Section 8.02 of the Indenture (Successor Person Substituted) is hereby deleted and replaced in its entirety by the following:

“Upon any consolidation or merger of the Company in accordance with Section 8.01, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Company is merged shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Company under this Indenture with the same effect as if such successor had been named as the Company herein.”

(d)    The failure to comply with the terms of any of the deleted Sections or deleted Clauses of the Indenture set forth above shall no longer constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to the Notes and shall no longer have any consequence under the Indenture.

SECTION 3.    This Second Supplemental Indenture.  This Second Supplemental Indenture shall be construed as supplemental to the Indenture and shall form a part of it, and the Indenture is hereby incorporated by reference herein and each is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

SECTION 4.    GOVERNING LAW.  THIS SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 5.    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.  EACH OF THE COMPANY, HTW, HBO, TBS AND THE TRUSTEE HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

SECTION 6.    Counterparts.  This Second Supplemental Indenture may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute but one instrument.

 

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SECTION 7.    Headings.  The headings of this Second Supplemental Indenture are for reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

SECTION 8.    Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals.  The recitals herein contained are made by the Company, HTW, HBO and TBS and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Second Supplemental Indenture.

SECTION 9.    Separability.  In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Second Supplemental Indenture or in the Securities shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Second Supplemental Indenture or of the Securities, but this Second Supplemental Indenture and the Securities shall be construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein or therein.

SECTION 10.    Conflict with Trust Indenture Act.  If any provision hereof limits, qualifies or conflicts with another provision hereof which is required to be included in this Second Supplemental Indenture by any of the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act, such required provision shall control.

SECTION 11.    Successors and Assigns.  All covenants and agreements in this Second Supplemental Indenture by the Company shall bind its successors and assigns, whether so expressed or not.

SECTION 12.    Effectiveness.  This Second Supplemental Indenture shall become effective upon execution by all parties hereto. The Proposed Amendments set forth in Section 2 of this Second Supplemental Indenture shall become effective with respect to each series of Notes on the Settlement Date (as defined in the Prospectus).

SECTION 13.    Benefits of Second Supplemental Indenture.  Nothing in this Second Supplemental Indenture, express or implied, shall give to any person, other than the parties hereto and their successors hereunder and the Holders, any benefit or any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim under this Second Supplemental Indenture.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Second Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.

 

WARNER MEDIA, LLC,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and Deputy

General Counsel

 

HISTORIC TW INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:  

Senior Vice President and

Secretary

 

HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.,
by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM,

INC.,

by   /s/ Douglas S. Phillips
Name:   Douglas S. Phillips
Title:   Senior Vice President

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,

as Trustee,

by   /s/ Laurence J. O’Brien
Name:   Laurence J. O’Brien
Title:   Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Second Supplemental Indenture]

Exhibit 4.6

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

4.000% Global Notes due 2022

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$422,057,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Four Hundred Twenty-Two Million Fifty-Seven Thousand Dollars ($422,057,000) on January 15, 2022 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from January 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing on July 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 4.000% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and


punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 1 and July 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
     

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

 

    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 4.000% Global Notes due 2022

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $422,057,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 30 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.7

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

3.400% Global Notes due 2022

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$402,679,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Four Hundred Two Million Six Hundred Seventy-Nine Thousand Dollars ($402,679,000) on June 15, 2022 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from June 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 in each year, commencing on December 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 3.400% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note


(or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each June 1 and December 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019

    AT&T INC.

[SEAL]

   
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer

 

    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 3.400% Global Notes due 2022

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:          Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $402,679,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 30 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.8

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

9.150% Global Notes due 2023

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$125,918,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of One Hundred Twenty-Five Million Nine Hundred Eighteen Thousand Dollars ($125,918,000) on February 1, 2023 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from February 1, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on February 1 and August 1 in each year, commencing on August 1, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 9.150% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose


name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 15 and July 15 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:   

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:   

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 9.150% Global Notes due 2023

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

      Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $125,918,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

 

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(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

 

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Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

 

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Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.9

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

4.050% Global Notes due 2023

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$411,202,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Four Hundred Eleven Million Two Hundred Two Thousand Dollars ($411,202,000) on December 15, 2023 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from June 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 in each year, commencing on December 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 4.050% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note


(or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each June 1 and December 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019

 

    AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 4.050% Global Notes due 2023

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

      Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $411,202,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 20 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.10

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

7.570% Global Notes due 2024

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$54,176,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Fifty-Four Million One Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand Dollars ($54,176,000) on February 1, 2024 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from February 1, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on February 1 and August 1 in each year, commencing on August 1, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 7.570% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note


(or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 15 and July 15 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 7.570% Global Notes due 2024

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

 

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

   

as Trustee

   
By:    

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $54,176,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

 

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(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

 

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Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

 

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Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.11

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

3.550% Global Notes due 2024

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$500,000,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on June 1, 2024 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from June 1, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 in each year, commencing on December 1, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 3.550% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes)


is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each May 15 and November 15 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]      
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer

 

    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 3.550% Global Notes due 2024

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:          Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $589,458,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to March 1, 2024, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 20 basis points. The Notes may be redeemed at any time on or after March 1, 2024, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

 

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(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

 

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(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

 

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Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

 

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Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.12

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

3.600% Global Notes due 2025

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$500,000,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on July 15, 2025 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from January 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing on July 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 3.600% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes)


is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 1 and July 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]       By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
      By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 3.600% Global Notes due 2025

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:            Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $1,329,934,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to April 15, 2025, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 25 basis points. The Notes may be redeemed at any time on or after April 15, 2025, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

 

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(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

 

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(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

 

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Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

 

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Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.13

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

3.875% Global Notes due 2026

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$500,000,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on January 15, 2026 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from January 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing on July 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 3.875% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes)


is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 1 and July 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]     By:     
      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:     
      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 3.875% Global Notes due 2026

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:     

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $541,141,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to October 15, 2025, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 25 basis points. The Notes may be redeemed at any time on or after October 15, 2025, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

 

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(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

 

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(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

 

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Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

 

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Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.14

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

2.950% Global Notes due 2026

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$500,000,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on July 15, 2026 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from January 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing on July 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 2.950% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes)


is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 1 and July 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]     By:     
      George B. Goeke
     

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

   

By: 

   
     

Julianne K. Galloway

      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 2.950% Global Notes due 2026

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

     
By:            Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      
       


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $707,258,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to April 15, 2026, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 20 basis points. The Notes may be redeemed at any time on or after April 15, 2026, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

 

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(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

 

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(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

 

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Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

 

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Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.15

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

3.800% Global Notes due 2027

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$500,000,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on February 15, 2027 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from February 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 in each year, commencing on August 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 3.800% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more


predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each February 1 and August 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer

 

      By:  

 

        Julianne K. Galloway
        Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 3.800% Global Notes due 2027

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:            Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $1,329,194,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed at any time prior to November 15, 2026, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 25 basis points. The Notes may be redeemed at any time on or after November 15, 2026, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

 

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(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

 

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(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

 

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Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

 

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Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.16

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

6.950% Global Notes due 2028

 

      CUSIP NO. [•]
      ISIN NO. [•]
No. R-[•]      
      $43,801,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Forty-Three Million Eight Hundred One Thousand Dollars ($43,801,000) on January 15, 2028 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from January 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing on July 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 6.950% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or


more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each June 15 and December 15 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

     

George B. Goeke

      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

     

Julianne K. Galloway

      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 6.950% Global Notes due 2028

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:          Dated: June 5, 2019
       Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $43,801,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

 

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(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

 

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Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

 

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Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.17

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

6.625% Global Notes due 2029

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$190,040,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of One Hundred Ninety Million Forty Thousand Dollars ($190,040,000) on May 15, 2029 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from May 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 in each year, commencing on November 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 6.625% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more


predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each May 1 and November 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 6.625% Global Notes due 2029

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

    Dated:   June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $190,040,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 20 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.18

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

7.625% Global Notes due 2031

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$187,707,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of One Hundred Eighty-Seven Million Seven Hundred Seven Thousand Dollars ($187,707,000) on April 15, 2031 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from April 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 in each year, commencing on October 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 7.625% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this


Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each April 1 and October 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 7.625% Global Notes due 2031

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

      Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $187,707,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 35 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

 

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(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

 

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(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

 

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Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

 

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Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.19

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

7.700% Global Notes due 2032

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$156,925,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of One Hundred Fifty-Six Million Nine Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($156,925,000) on May 1, 2032 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from May 1, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 in each year, commencing on November 1, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 7.700% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this


Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each April 15 and October 15 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 7.700% Global Notes due 2032

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

 

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

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019

 

  Authorized Signatory    

 


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $156,925,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 35 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.    

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.20

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

6.500% Global Notes due 2036

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$160,252,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of One Hundred Sixty Million Two Hundred Fifty-Two Thousand Dollars ($160,252,000) on November 15, 2036 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from May 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 in each year, commencing on November 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 6.500% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose


name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each May 1 and November 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]      
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 6.500% Global Notes due 2036

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $160,252,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 35 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.21

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

6.200% Global Notes due 2040

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$329,267,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Three Hundred Twenty-Nine Million Two Hundred Sixty-Seven Thousand Dollars ($329,267,000) on March 15, 2040 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from March 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on March 15 and September 15 in each year, commencing on September 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 6.200% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose


name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each March 1 and September 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019

 

    AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 6.200% Global Notes due 2040

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

      Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $329,267,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 25 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.22

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

6.100% Global Notes due 2040

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$392,704,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Three Hundred Ninety-Two Million Seven Hundred Four Thousand Dollars ($392,704,000) on July 15, 2040 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from January 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing on July 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 6.100% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note


(or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each January 1 and July 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
    By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer

 

    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 6.100% Global Notes due 2040

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

      Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $392,704,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 35 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.23

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

6.250% Global Notes due 2041

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$500,000,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) on March 29, 2041 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from March 29, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on March 29 and September 29 in each year, commencing on September 29, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 6.250% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more


predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each March 14 and September 14 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]     By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 6.250% Global Notes due 2041

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

      Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory      


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $521,724,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 35 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.24

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

5.375% Global Notes due 2041

 

CUSIP NO. [•]
ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$447,305,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Four Hundred Forty-Seven Million Three Hundred Five Thousand Dollars ($447,305,000) on October 15, 2041 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from April 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 in each year, commencing on October 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 5.375% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable,


and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each April 1 and October 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]    
      By:   

 

        George B. Goeke
        Senior Vice President and Treasurer
      By:   

 

        Julianne K. Galloway
        Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 5.375% Global Notes due 2041

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

 

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

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $447,305,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and will be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or (ii) the sum of the present values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the redemption date, on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 35 basis points. AT&T will calculate the redemption price. In each case, accrued but unpaid interest will be payable to, but not including, the redemption date.

“Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, the rate per annum equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to maturity or interpolation (on a day count basis) of the interpolated Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, as determined by AT&T or an Independent Investment Banker appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security or securities selected by an Independent Investment Banker as having an actual or interpolated maturity comparable to the remaining term of the Notes to be redeemed that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of a comparable maturity to the remaining term of such Notes.

“Independent Investment Banker” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers, appointed by AT&T.

“Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, (1) the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date after excluding the highest and lowest of such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or (2) if AT&T obtains fewer than three such Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all such quotations.

“Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by AT&T, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing to AT&T by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 3:30 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

“Reference Treasury Dealer” means each of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. and their respective affiliates and, at the option of AT&T, one other nationally recognized investment banking firm that is a primary U.S. Government Securities dealer in the United States (a “Primary Treasury Dealer”); provided, however, that if any of the foregoing shall cease to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, AT&T will substitute therefor another Primary Treasury Dealer.

 

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“Remaining Scheduled Payments” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the Note that would be due after the related redemption date but for the redemption. If that redemption date is not an Interest Payment Date with respect to the Note, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on the Note will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the Note to, but not including, the redemption date.

On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue on the Notes or any portion of the Notes called for redemption, unless AT&T defaults in the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption date, AT&T will deposit with its Paying Agent or the Trustee money sufficient to pay the redemption price of and accrued interest on the Notes to be redeemed on that date.

In the case of any partial redemption, selection of the Notes to be redeemed will be made in accordance with applicable procedures of DTC.

Payment of Additional Amounts

AT&T will, subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth below, pay as additional interest on this Note such additional amounts (“Additional Amounts”) as are necessary so that the net payment by AT&T or its Paying Agent of the principal of and interest on this Note to a person that is a United States Alien, after deduction for any present or future tax, assessment or governmental charge of the United States or a political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein, imposed by withholding with respect to the payment, will not be less than the amount that would have been payable in respect of this Note had no withholding or deduction been required. As used herein, “United States Alien” means any person who, for United States federal income tax purposes, is a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual, a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust, or a foreign partnership one or more of the members of which is, for United States federal income tax purposes, a foreign corporation, a non-resident alien individual or a non-resident alien fiduciary of a foreign estate or trust.

The foregoing obligation to pay Additional Amounts shall not apply:

(1) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner, or a fiduciary, settlor, beneficiary or member of the beneficial owner if the beneficial owner is an estate, trust or partnership, or a person holding a power over an estate or trust administered by a fiduciary holder:

(a) is or was present or engaged in a trade or business in the United States, has or had a permanent establishment in the United States, or has any other present or former connection with the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein;

(b) is or was a citizen or resident or is or was treated as a resident of the United States;

 

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(c) is or was a foreign or domestic personal holding company, a passive foreign investment company or a controlled foreign corporation with respect to the United States or is or was a corporation that has accumulated earnings to avoid United States federal income tax;

(d) is or was a bank receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); or

(e) is or was an actual or constructive owner of 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of AT&T entitled to vote;

(2) to any Holder that is not the sole beneficial owner of the Notes, or a portion thereof, or that is a fiduciary or partnership, but only to the extent that the beneficial owner, a beneficiary or settlor with respect to the fiduciary, or a member of the partnership would not have been entitled to the payment of an Additional Amount had such beneficial owner, beneficiary, settlor or member received directly its beneficial or distributive share of the payment;

(3) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because the beneficial owner or any other person failed to comply with certification, identification or information reporting requirements concerning the nationality, residence, identity or connection with the United States of the Holder or beneficial owner of the Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation of the United States Treasury Department or by an applicable income tax treaty to which the United States is a party as a precondition to exemption from such tax, assessment or other governmental charge;

(4) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed other than by deduction or withholding by AT&T or a paying agent from the payment;

(5) to any tax, assessment or governmental charge that is imposed or withheld solely because of a change in law, regulation, or administrative or judicial interpretation that is announced or becomes effective after the day on which the payment becomes due or is duly provided for, whichever occurs later;

(6) to an estate, inheritance, gift, sales, excise, transfer, wealth or personal property tax or any similar tax, assessment or governmental charge;

(7) to any tax, assessment or other governmental charge any paying agent (which term may include AT&T) must withhold from any payment of principal of or interest on any Note, if such payment can be made without such withholding by any other paying agent; or

(8) in the case of any combination of the above items.

 

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In addition, any amounts to be paid on this Note will be paid net of any deduction or withholding imposed or required pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and no Additional Amounts will be required to be paid on account of any such deduction or withholding.    

The Notes are subject in all cases to any tax, fiscal or other law or regulation or administrative or judicial interpretation applicable. Except as specifically provided under this section entitled “Payment of Additional Amounts” and under the heading “Redemption Upon a Tax Event”, AT&T shall not have to make any payment with respect to any tax, assessment or governmental charge imposed by any government or a political subdivision or taxing authority.

Any reference in the terms of the Notes to any amounts in respect of the Notes shall be deemed also to refer to any Additional Amounts which may be payable under this provision.

Redemption Upon a Tax Event

If (a) AT&T becomes or will become obligated to pay Additional Amounts as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws (or any regulations or rulings promulgated thereunder) of the United States (or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein), or any change in, or amendments to, any official position regarding the application or interpretation of such laws, regulations or rulings, which change or amendment is announced or becomes effective, on or after June 5, 2019 or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after June 5, 2019, whether or not with respect to AT&T or any of its affiliates, that results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay such Additional Amounts, then AT&T may, at its option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any Interest Payment Date on not less than 30 nor more than 60 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest accrued thereon to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless AT&T shall have received an opinion of independent counsel to the effect that an act taken by a taxing authority of the United States results in a substantial probability that AT&T will or may be required to pay the Additional Amounts and AT&T shall have delivered to the Trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized officer, stating that based on such opinion, AT&T is entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their terms.

Further Issues

AT&T reserves the right from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the Holders of the Notes, to create and issue further notes ranking equally and ratably with the Notes in all respects, or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date or except for the first payment of interest following the issue date of those further notes. Any further notes will have the same terms as to status, redemption or otherwise as, and will be fungible for United States federal income tax purposes with, the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the board of directors of AT&T, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.

 

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Notes in Definitive Form

If (1) an Event of Default has occurred with regard to the Notes represented by this Note and has not been cured or waived in accordance with the Indenture, or (2) the Depository is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by AT&T within 90 days, AT&T may issue notes in definitive form in exchange for this Note. In either instance, an owner of a beneficial interest in the Notes will be entitled to the physical delivery in definitive form in exchange for this Note, equal in principal amount to such beneficial interest and to have such Notes registered in its name.

Notes so issued in definitive form will be issued as registered notes in minimum denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter, unless otherwise specified by AT&T.

Notes so issued in definitive form may be transferred by presentation for registration to the Registrar at its New York office and must be duly endorsed by the Holder or the Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, or accompanied by a written instrument or instruments of transfer in form satisfactory to AT&T or the Trustee duly executed by the Holder or his attorney duly authorized in writing.

AT&T may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any exchange or registration of transfer of definitive Notes.

Default

In case an Event of Default, as defined in the Indenture, shall have occurred and be continuing, the principal hereof may be declared, and upon such declaration shall become, due and payable, in the manner, with the effect and subject to the conditions provided in the Indenture.

Miscellaneous

For purposes of the Notes, a Business Day means a business day in The City of New York.

No director, officer, employee or stockholder, as such, of AT&T shall have any liability for any obligations of AT&T under this Note, the Indenture or for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation. Each Holder by accepting this Note waives and releases all such liability. The waiver and release are part of the consideration for the issue of this Note.

 

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The Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of AT&T and will rank pari passu with all other evidences of indebtedness issued in accordance with the Indenture.

Notices to Holders of the Notes will be given only to the depositary, in accordance with its applicable policies as in effect from time to time.

Prior to due presentment of this Note for registration of transfer, AT&T, the Trustee and any agent of AT&T or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Note is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither AT&T, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

All terms used in this Note which are defined in the Indenture shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

The Indenture and this Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

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Exhibit 4.25

[Form of Note]

(FACE OF NOTE)

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF A DEPOSITORY. UNLESS AND UNTIL IT IS EXCHANGED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR SECURITIES IN DEFINITIVE FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE INDENTURE AND THE TERMS OF THE SECURITIES, THIS GLOBAL SECURITY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY THE DEPOSITORY TO A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY A NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY TO THE DEPOSITORY OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF THE DEPOSITORY OR BY THE DEPOSITORY OR ANY SUCH NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR A NOMINEE OF SUCH SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY.

UNLESS THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), TO AT&T INC., OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

AT&T INC.

4.900% Global Notes due 2042

CUSIP NO. [•]

ISIN NO. [•]

No. R-[•]

$394,320,000

AT&T Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (herein called “AT&T”, which term includes any successor Person under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to Cede & Co., or registered assigns, the principal sum of Three Hundred Ninety-Four Million Three Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($394,320,000) on June 15, 2042 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on said principal sum from June 15, 2019 or from the most recent Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 in each year, commencing on December 15, 2019 (each an “Interest Payment Date”) and on the Maturity Date, at the interest rate of 4.900% per annum, until the principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so


payable, and punctually paid or duly provided for, on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in such Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the close of business on each June 1 and December 1 preceding the respective Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for will forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date and may either be paid to the Person in whose name this Note (or one or more predecessor Notes) is registered at the close of business on a special record date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of Notes not less than 15 days prior to such special record date, or be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Notes may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in said Indenture.

Any money that AT&T deposits with the Trustee or its Paying Agent for the payment of principal or any interest on this Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable, will be repaid to AT&T upon AT&T’s request unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any applicable unclaimed property law. After that time, unless otherwise required by mandatory provisions of any unclaimed property law, the Holder of this Note will be able to seek any payment to which such Holder may be entitled to collect only from AT&T.

If the Notes are issued in definitive form, payment of the principal and interest on this Note due at the Maturity Date or upon redemption will be made at the Maturity Date or upon redemption, as the case may be, upon presentation of this Note, in immediately available funds, at the office of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the Paying and Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Notes, currently located at 601 Travis Street, 16th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002, or at the New York office of an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

Payment of interest on this Note due on an Interest Payment Date, other than interest at maturity or upon redemption, may be paid by check mailed to the address of the Holder entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Note register. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Depository as Holder of the Notes or (2) a Holder of more than U.S.$5,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes in definitive form is entitled to require the Paying Agent to make payments of interest, other than interest due at maturity or upon redemption, by wire transfer of immediately available funds into an account maintained by the Holder in the United States, by sending appropriate wire transfer instructions as long as the Paying Agent receives the instructions not less than ten days prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date.

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Note set forth on the reverse hereof, which further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as if set forth at this place.

 

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Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual signature, this Note shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AT&T INC. has caused this instrument to be signed in its corporate name, manually or by facsimile, by its duly authorized officers and has caused its corporate seal to be imprinted hereon.

 

Dated: June 5, 2019     AT&T INC.
[SEAL]     By:  

 

      George B. Goeke
      Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    By:  

 

      Julianne K. Galloway
      Vice President and Assistant Treasurer


Trustee’s Certificate of Authentication

This is one of the 4.900% Global Notes due 2042

of the series designated herein referred to

in the within-mentioned Indenture.

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

as Trustee

 

By:  

 

    Dated: June 5, 2019
  Authorized Signatory    


REVERSE OF NOTE

This Note is one of a duly authorized issue of debt securities of AT&T of the series specified on the face hereof, issued under and pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of May 15, 2013, between AT&T and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor Trustee under the Indenture), to which indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto (collectively, the “Indenture”) reference is hereby made for a description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Trustee, AT&T and the Holders of the Notes and of the terms upon which the Notes are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The Notes will be issued in fully registered form only and in minimum denominations of $1,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. This Note is one of the series designated on the face hereof initially limited in aggregate principal amount to $394,320,000.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of AT&T and the rights of the Holders of the Notes under the Indenture at any time by AT&T and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of a majority in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Notes at the time outstanding to waive compliance by AT&T with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Note shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Note and of any Note issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Note.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Note or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of AT&T, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on this Note at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

Registrar and Paying Agent

AT&T shall maintain in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, an office or agency where Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange (“Registrar”) and an office or agency where Notes may be presented for payment or for exchange (“Paying Agent”). AT&T has initially appointed the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as its Registrar and Paying Agent. AT&T may vary or terminate the appointment of any of its paying or transfer agencies, and may appoint additional paying or transfer agencies.


Optional Redemption by AT&T

The Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in part, at AT&T’s option, at any time and from time to time on at least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in accordance with DTC procedures) to the registered address of each Holder of the Notes. The redemption price will be calculated by AT&T and wi