Form 10-Q AT&T INC. For: Jun 30

August 5, 2020 4:37 PM
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES OF AT&T
 
INC. REGISTERED UNDER SECTION 12 OF
 
THE
EXCHANGE ACT AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY’S
 
COMMON STOCK .....................................................................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPOSITARY
 
SHARES AND 5.000% PERPETUAL PREFERRED STOCK,
 
SERIES A4
 
DESCRIPTION OF THE FLOATING
 
RATE
 
GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2020 AND THE FLOATING
 
RATE
GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023 ................................................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 1.875% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2020,
 
2.500% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023 AND THE
3.550% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2032 ................................................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 2.650% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2021,
 
THE 2.400% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2024, THE
3.500% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2025 AND THE 3.375%
 
GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2034 ................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 1.450% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2022,
 
THE 2.750% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023, THE
1.050% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023, THE 1.300%
 
GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023, THE 1.950% GLOBAL
NOTES DUE 2023, THE 1.800% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2026,
 
THE 2.350% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2029, THE
2.600% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2029, THE 2.450%
 
GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2035 AND THE 3.150% GLOBAL
NOTES DUE 2036 ................................................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 0.250% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2026,
 
THE 0.800% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2030 AND
THE 1.800% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2039 ................................................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 4.250% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2050
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 5.350% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2066
 
AND THE 5.625% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 206768
 
DESCRIPTION OF THE 7.000% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2040
 
AND THE 4.875% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 204476
 
DESCRIPTION OF THE 4.250% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2043
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 2.900% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2026,
 
THE 4.375% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2029 AND
THE 5.200% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2033 ................................................................
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY’S
 
COMMON STOCK
The following summary of AT&T Inc.’s
 
(“AT&T”) common stock is based on
 
and qualified by the Company’s
Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws as of
 
December 31, 2019.
 
For a complete description of the terms and
provisions of the Company’s
 
equity securities, including its common stock, refer
 
to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation
and the Bylaws, both of which are filed
 
as exhibits to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
 
December 31,
2019.
 
Throughout this exhibit, references
 
to “we,” “our,”
 
“us” and “the Company” refer
 
to AT&T.
General
Our authorized share capital consists of 14,010,000,000
 
shares, of which 14,000,000,000 are common shares having
a par value of $1.00 per share and 10,000,000 are
 
shares of preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share. As of December
 
31,
2019, 7,254,555,140 shares of common stock were
 
outstanding and 48,000 shares of preferred stock were
 
outstanding.
Our common stock is listed on the New York
 
Stock Exchange under the symbol “T”.
The transfer agent for the common stock is Computershare
 
Trust Company,
 
N.A., P.O.
 
Box 505005, Louisville,
Kentucky 40233.
We typically do
 
not issue physical stock certificates. Instead, we record evidence
 
of stock ownership solely on our
corporate records. However,
 
we will issue a physical stock certificate if a stockholder
 
so requests.
Holders of common stock do not have any conversion, redemption,
 
preemptive or cumulative voting rights. In the
event of our dissolution, liquidation or winding-up
 
,
 
common stockholders share ratably in any assets remaining after all
creditors are paid in full, including holders of our debt
 
securities and after the liquidation preference of holders of preferred
stock has been satisfied.
Some of the provisions of our Restated Certificate of Incorporation
 
and our Bylaws may tend to deter any potential
unfriendly tender offers or other efforts
 
to obtain control of us. At the same time, these provisions will
 
tend to assure
continuity of management and corporate policies and
 
to induce any persons seeking control or a business combination
 
with
us to negotiate on terms acceptable to our then-elected
 
board of directors.
Dividends
Common stockholders are entitled to participate equally
 
in dividends when dividends are declared by our board
 
of
directors out of funds legally available for dividends.
Voting
 
Rights
Each holder of common stock is entitled to one vote for
 
each share for all matters voted on by common
stockholders.
Election of Directors
Holders of common stock may not cumulate their votes in
 
the election of directors. In an election of directors, each
director must be elected by the vote of the majority of
 
the votes cast with respect to that director’s election. If a
 
nominee for
director is not elected and the nominee is an incumbent director,
 
such incumbent director must promptly tender his or her
resignation to the board of directors, subject to acceptance
 
by the board of directors. The Corporate Governance and
Nominating Committee of the board of directors (the
 
“Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee”) will make
 
a
recommendation to the board of directors as to whether
 
to accept or reject the tendered resignation, or whether other action
should be taken. The board of directors will act on the
 
tendered resignation, taking into account the Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee’s
 
recommendation, and publicly disclose (by a press release, a
 
filing with the Securities and
Exchange Commission or other broadly disseminated means of
 
communication) its decision regarding the tendered
resignation and the rationale behind the decision within
 
90 days from the date of certification of election results. The
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
 
in making its recommendation and the board of directors in
 
making its
decision may each consider any factors or other information
 
that they consider appropriate and relevant. Any
 
incumbent
director who tenders his or her resignation following
 
such failure to be elected will not participate in the recommendation
 
of
 
 
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the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee or
 
the decision of the board of directors with respect to his or
 
her
resignation.
If the number of persons properly nominated for election
 
as directors as of the date that is 10 days before the record
date for the meeting at which such vote is to be held
 
exceeds the number of directors to be elected, then the directors
 
shall be
elected by a plurality of the votes cast.
For purposes of the election of directors, a majority of
 
votes cast shall mean that the number of shares voted “for”
the election of a director exceeds the number of votes
 
cast “against” the election of such director.
Other Matters
Except with respect to the election of directors as described
 
above, all other matters are determined by a majority of
the votes cast, unless otherwise required by law or
 
the certificate of incorporation for the action proposed.
For these purposes, a majority of votes cast shall mean that
 
the number of shares voted “for” a matter exceeds the
number of votes cast “against” such matter.
Quorum
At least 40% of the shares entitled to vote at the meeting
 
must be present in person or by proxy,
 
in order to
constitute a quorum.
Board of Directors
Our Bylaws provide that all directors are required to stand
 
for re-election every year. At any
 
meeting of our board of
directors, a majority of the total number of the directors constitutes a
 
quorum.
Action without Stockholder Meeting
Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation also requires that
 
stockholders representing at least two-thirds of the
 
total
number of shares outstanding and entitled to vote
 
thereon must sign a written consent for any action without a meeting
 
of the
stockholders.
Advance Notice Bylaws
Our Bylaws establish advance notice procedures with regard
 
to stockholder proposals relating to the nomination of
candidates for election as directors or new business to be
 
brought before meetings of our stockholders. These procedures
provide that notice of such stockholder proposals must be
 
timely given in writing to the Secretary of AT&T
 
prior to the
meeting at which the action is to be taken. Generally,
 
to be timely, notice must be
 
received at our principal executive offices
not less than 90 days nor more than 120 days prior to the
 
anniversary date of the annual meeting for the preceding
 
year. The
notice must contain certain information specified in
 
the Bylaws.
Proxy Access
Our Bylaws permit any stockholder or group of up to twenty
 
stockholders who have maintained continuous
qualifying ownership of 3% or more of our outstanding
 
common stock for at least the previous three years to include
 
up to a
specified number of director nominees in our proxy materials for
 
an annual meeting of stockholders. The maximum number
of stockholder nominees permitted under the proxy access provisions
 
of our Bylaws shall be the greater of two or 20% of the
total number of directors of AT&T
 
on the last day a notice of nomination may be submitted.
 
Notice of a nomination pursuant to the proxy access provisions
 
of our Bylaws must be submitted to the Secretary of
AT&T
 
at our principal executive office no earlier than
 
150 days and no later than 120 days before the anniversary
 
of the date
that we mailed our proxy statement for the previous year’s
 
annual meeting of stockholders. The notice must contain
 
certain
information specified in our Bylaws.
 
 
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Section 203 of the General Corporation Law of the State
 
of Delaware
We are also subject
 
to Section 203 of the General Corporation Law
 
of the State of Delaware. Section 203 prohibits
us from engaging in any business combination (as
 
defined in Section 203) with an “interested stockholder” for
 
a period of
three years subsequent to the date on which the stockholder
 
became an interested stockholder unless:
 
prior to such date, our board of directors approves either
 
the business combination or the transaction in
which the stockholder became an interested stockholder;
 
 
upon completion of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder
 
becoming an interested stockholder,
 
the
interested stockholder owns at least 85% of the outstanding
 
voting stock (with certain exclusions); or
 
 
the business combination is approved by our board of directors
 
and authorized by a vote (and not by written
consent) of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding voting stock
 
not owned by the interested stockholder.
 
For purposes of Section 203, an “interested stockholder”
 
is defined as an entity or person beneficially owning 15%
or more of our outstanding voting stock, based
 
on voting power, and any entity
 
or person affiliated with or controlling or
controlled by such an entity or person.
A “business combination” includes mergers,
 
asset sales and other transactions resulting in financial benefit to
 
a
stockholder. Section 203
 
could prohibit or delay mergers or other takeover
 
or change of control attempts with respect to us
and, accordingly,
 
may discourage attempts that might result in a premium over
 
the market price for the shares held by
stockholders.
Such provisions may have the effect of
 
deterring hostile takeovers or delaying changes in control
 
of management or
us.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPOSITARY
 
SHARES
AND 5.000% PERPETUAL PREFERRED STOCK,
 
SERIES A
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
securities is based on and qualified by the pertinent sections of
our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, including
 
the Certificate of Designations creating the
 
5.000% Perpetual Preferred
Stock, Series A (the “Series A”). For a complete
 
description of the terms and
 
provisions of the depositary shares
 
and the
Series A, please refer to our Restated
 
Certificate of Incorporation, which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and
 
to the Certificate of Designations, which is filed an exhibit to a
 
Form
8-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
 
December 12, 2019.
References to the “holders” of the Series
 
A shall mean Computershare Inc. and
 
Computershare Trust
 
Company,
N.A., (the “Depositary”). References to
 
“holders” of depositary shares mean
 
those who own depositary shares registered
 
in
their own names, on the books that we or the Depositary
 
maintain for this purpose, and not indirect
 
holders who own
beneficial interests in depositary shares
 
registered in street
 
name or issued in book-entry form through
 
the Depositary Trust
Company (“DTC”). Holders of the depositary shares
 
are entitled through
 
the Depositary to exercise their proportional
rights and preferences
 
of the Series A, as described under “Description of the Depositary
 
Shares.”
DESCRIPTION OF THE 5.000% PERPETUAL PREFERRED
 
STOCK, SERIES A
General
Under our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, we have
 
the authority to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred
stock, par value $1.00 per share. Our board of directors
 
(or a duly authorized committee of the board) is authorized without
further stockholder action to cause the issuance of shares
 
of preferred stock, including the Series A. The Series A represents a
single series of our authorized preferred stock.
We have issued
 
48,000 shares of the Series A, which remains the amount
 
outstanding, subject to our ability to
reopen and issue additional shares and/or increase or decrease
 
the number of designated shares of Series A as described
below. The shares
 
of Series A are fully paid and nonassessable and are not
 
convertible into, or exchangeable for, shares
 
of
our common stock or any other class or series of our other
 
securities and are not subject to any sinking fund or any other
obligation of us for their repurchase or retirement. The
 
shares of Series A have a “stated amount” per share of $25,000
 
and
are held solely by the Depositary as described under “Description
 
of the Depositary Shares” below.
The number of designated shares of Series A may from time to
 
time be increased (but not in excess of the total
number of shares of preferred stock authorized under
 
our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, less shares of any other
 
series
of preferred stock designated at the time of such increase)
 
or decreased (but not below the number of shares of Series
 
A then
outstanding) by resolution of the board (or a duly authorized
 
committee of the board), without the vote or consent
 
of the
holders of the Series A. Shares of Series A that are redeemed,
 
purchased or otherwise acquired by us will be cancelled
 
and
shall revert to authorized but unissued shares of preferred
 
stock undesignated as to series. We
 
have the authority to issue
fractional shares of Series A.
Ranking
With respect to the payment of dividends
 
and distributions of assets upon any liquidation, dissolution or
 
winding up,
the Series A ranks:
 
senior to
 
our common
 
stock and
 
any class
 
or series
 
of our
 
stock that
 
ranks junior
 
to the
 
Series A
 
in the
payment of
 
dividends or
 
in the
 
distribution of
 
assets upon
 
our liquidation,
 
dissolution or
 
winding up
(including our common stock, “junior stock”);
 
senior to
 
or on a
 
parity with each
 
other series of
 
our preferred
 
stock we may
 
issue (except for
 
any senior
series that may be issued upon the requisite vote or consent
 
of the holders of at least two thirds of the shares
of the Series A at the time outstanding and entitled to vote, voting together with any other series of preferred
stock that would be adversely affected by such issuance substantially in
 
the same manner and entitled to vote
as a single
 
class in proportion
 
to their respective
 
stated amounts) with
 
respect to the
 
payment of dividends
and distributions of assets upon any liquidation, dissolution
 
or winding up of the Company; and
 
 
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junior to all existing and future indebtedness and other
 
non-equity claims on us.
Dividends
Holders of Series A shall be entitled to receive, when,
 
as and if declared by our board (or a duly authorized
committee of the board), but only out of funds legally
 
available therefor, cumulative cash dividends
 
at the annual rate of
5.000% of the stated amount per share, and no more, payable quarterly
 
in arrears on the 1st day of each February,
 
May,
August and November, respectively,
 
in each year, beginning on February
 
1, 2020 (each, a “dividend payment date”), with
respect to the dividend period (or portion thereof) ending
 
on the day preceding such respective dividend payment
 
date, to
holders of record on the 15th calendar day before such dividend
 
payment date or such other record date not more than 60
 
nor
less than 10 days preceding such dividend payment date fixed
 
for that purpose by our board (or a duly authorized committee
of the board) in advance of payment of each particular
 
dividend. The amount of the dividend per share of Series A for each
dividend period (or portion thereof) is calculated
 
on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months.
 
If any
dividend payment date is not a business day,
 
the applicable dividend will be paid on the first business day
 
following that day
without adjustment. We
 
will not pay interest or any sum of money instead of interest
 
on any dividend payment that may be in
arrears on the Series A.
“Dividend period” means each period commencing on (and
 
including) a dividend payment date and continuing
 
to
(but not including) the next succeeding dividend payment
 
date, except that the first dividend period for the initial issuance
 
of
shares of Series A shall commence on (and include) the original
 
issue date.
A “business day” means each Monday,
 
Tuesday,
 
Wednesday,
 
Thursday or Friday on which banking institutions in
The City of New York
 
are not authorized or obligated by law,
 
regulation or executive order to close.
Restrictions on Dividends, Redemption and Repurchases
So long as any share of Series A remains outstanding,
 
unless full accrued dividends on all outstanding shares
 
of
Series A through and including the most recently completed dividend
 
period have been paid or declared and a sum sufficient
for the payment thereof has been set aside for payment:
(i) no dividend may be declared or paid or set aside for
 
payment on any junior stock, other than a dividend
payable solely in stock that ranks junior to the Series A
 
in the payment of dividends and in the distribution of assets
on any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company;
 
and
(ii) no monies may be paid or made available for a
 
sinking fund for the redemption or retirement of junior
stock, nor shall any shares of junior stock be purchased,
 
redeemed or otherwise acquired for consideration by
 
us,
directly or indirectly,
 
other than:
 
as a result of
 
(x) a reclassification
 
of junior stock,
 
or (y) the exchange
 
or conversion of
 
one share of junior
stock for or into
 
another share of stock
 
that ranks junior to
 
the Series A in
 
the payment of dividends
 
and in
the distribution of assets on any liquidation, dissolution
 
or winding up of the Company; or
 
through the use
 
of the proceeds
 
of a substantially
 
contemporaneous sale of
 
other shares of
 
stock that ranks
junior to
 
the Series
 
A in
 
the payment
 
of dividends
 
and in
 
the distribution
 
of assets
 
on any
 
liquidation,
dissolution or winding up of the Company; or
 
purchases, redemptions
 
or other acquisitions
 
of shares of
 
junior stock in
 
connection with any
 
employment
contract, benefit plan,
 
or other similar arrangement
 
with or for the
 
benefit of employees,
 
officers, directors
or consultants.
“Accrued dividends” means, with respect to shares of
 
Series A, an amount computed at the annual dividend rate for
Series A from, as to each share, the date of issuance of
 
such share to and including the date to which such dividends are
 
to be
accrued (whether or not such dividends have been declared),
 
less the aggregate amount of all dividends previously
 
paid on
such share.
If our board (or a duly authorized committee of the board)
 
elects to declare only partial instead of full dividends for
a dividend payment date and related dividend period
 
on the shares of Series A or any class or series of our stock
 
that ranks on
 
 
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a parity with Series A in the payment of dividends (“dividend
 
parity stock”), then to the extent permitted by the terms of the
Series A and each outstanding series of dividend parity stock
 
such partial dividends shall be declared on shares of Series A
and dividend parity stock, and dividends so declared
 
shall be paid, as to any such dividend payment date and related
 
dividend
period in amounts such that the ratio of the partial dividends
 
declared and paid on each such series to full dividends on
 
each
such series is the same. As used in this paragraph, “full
 
dividends” means, as to the Series A and any dividend parity
 
stock
that bears dividends on a cumulative basis, the amount
 
of dividends that would need to be declared and paid
 
to bring the
Series A and such dividend parity stock current in dividends,
 
including undeclared dividends for
 
past dividend periods (that
is, for Series A, full accrued dividends). To
 
the extent a dividend period with respect to the Series A or any
 
series of dividend
parity stock (in either case, the “first series”) coincides with
 
more than one dividend period with respect to another
 
series as
applicable (in either case, a “second series”), for purposes
 
of the immediately preceding sentence our board
 
(or a duly
authorized committee of the board) may,
 
to the extent permitted by the terms of each affected series,
 
treat such dividend
period for the first series as two or more consecutive
 
dividend periods, none of which coincides with more than one
 
dividend
period with respect to the second series, or may treat
 
such dividend period(s) with respect to any dividend parity stock and
dividend period(s) with respect to the Series A for purposes
 
of the immediately preceding sentence in any other
 
manner that it
deems to be fair and equitable in order to achieve ratable
 
payments of dividends on such dividend parity stock
 
and the Series
A.
Subject to the foregoing, and not otherwise, such dividends
 
(payable in cash, stock or otherwise) as may be
determined by our board (or a duly authorized committee
 
of the board) may be declared and paid on any junior stock
 
from
time to time out of any funds legally available therefor,
 
and the shares of Series A shall not be entitled to participate
 
in any
such dividend.
Optional Redemption
The Series A is perpetual and has no maturity date. We
 
may, at our option, redeem
 
the shares of Series A:
(i)
 
in whole or in part, at any time on or after December
 
12, 2024, at a cash redemption price equal to
the stated amount (
i.e.
, $25,000 per share of Series A) (equivalent
 
to $25.00 per depositary share), plus (except as
otherwise provided herein) an amount equal to all accrued
 
and unpaid dividends thereon (whether or not declared),
to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption;
 
or
(ii)
 
in whole but not in part at any time within 90 days after
 
the conclusion of any review or appeal
process instituted by us following the occurrence of
 
a ratings event at a cash redemption price equal to $25,500 per
share of Series A (equivalent to $25.50 per depositary share), plus
 
(except as otherwise provided herein) an amount
equal to all accrued and unpaid dividends thereon (whether
 
or not declared) to, but not including, the date fixed for
redemption.
“Ratings event” means that any nationally recognized
 
statistical rating organization as defined in Section
 
3(a)(62) of
the Exchange Act or in any successor provision thereto,
 
that then publishes a rating for us (a “rating agency”) amends,
clarifies or changes the criteria it uses to assign equity credit to
 
securities such as the Series A, which amendment,
clarification or change results in:
(i)
 
the shortening of the length of time the Series A is assigned a
 
particular level of equity credit by
that rating agency as compared to the length of time they would
 
have been assigned that level of equity credit by that
rating agency or its predecessor on the initial issuance of
 
the Series A; or
(ii)
 
the lowering of the equity credit (including up to a
 
lesser amount) assigned to the Series A by that
rating agency as compared to the equity credit assigned
 
by that rating agency or its predecessor on the initial
issuance of the Series A.
The redemption price for any shares of Series A shall be payable
 
on the redemption date to the holder of such shares
against surrender of the certificate(s) evidencing such shares to
 
us or our agent, if the shares of Series A are issued in
certificated form. Any accrued but unpaid dividends payable
 
on a redemption date that occurs subsequent to the applicable
record date for a dividend period shall not be paid to the
 
holder entitled to receive the redemption price on the redemption
date, but rather shall be paid to the holder of record of
 
the redeemed shares on such record date relating to the applicable
dividend payment date.
 
 
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In case of any redemption of only part of the shares of Series
 
A at the time outstanding, the shares to be redeemed
shall be selected either
pro rata
from the holders of record of Series A in proportion to the
 
number of shares of Series A held
by such holders or by lot. Subject to the provisions hereof,
 
our board (or a duly authorized committee of the board) shall
 
have
full power and authority to prescribe the terms and
 
conditions on which shares of Series A shall be redeemed from time
 
to
time. If we shall have issued certificates for the Series
 
A and fewer than all shares represented by any certificates
 
are
redeemed, new certificates shall be issued representing
 
the unredeemed shares without charge to the holders thereof.
Redemption Procedures
A notice of every redemption of shares of Series A shall be
 
given by first class mail, postage prepaid, addressed to
the holders of record of the shares to be redeemed
 
at their respective last addresses appearing on our books. Such
 
mailing
shall be at least 30 days and not more than 60 days
 
before the date fixed for redemption. Any notice mailed as provided
 
in
this paragraph shall be conclusively presumed to have
 
been duly given, whether or not the holder receives such notice,
 
but
failure duly to give such notice by mail, or any defect
 
in such notice or in the mailing thereof, to any holder of shares
 
of
Series A designated for redemption shall not affect
 
the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other
 
shares of
Series A. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Series
 
A or any depositary shares representing interests in the
 
Series A are
issued in book-entry form through The Depository Trust
 
Company or any other similar facility,
 
the Depositary Trust
Company or such other facility will provide notice of redemption
 
by any authorized method to holders of record of the
applicable Series A or depositary shares representing
 
interests in the Series A not less than 30, nor more than 60, days
 
prior to
the date fixed for redemption of the Series A and
 
related depositary shares.
Each notice of redemption given to a holder shall state:
 
the redemption date;
 
the number of shares of the
 
Series A to be redeemed and, if less than
 
all shares of the Series A held
 
by such
holder are to be redeemed, the number of shares to be
 
redeemed from such holder;
 
the redemption price;
 
the place or
 
places where certificates
 
for such shares
 
are to be
 
surrendered for payment
 
of the redemption
price; and
 
that dividends will cease to accrue on the redemption date.
If notice of redemption has been duly given, and if on or
 
before the redemption date specified in the notice all funds
necessary for the redemption have been set aside by
 
us, separate and apart from our other funds, in trust for the
pro rata
benefit of the holders of the shares called for redemption,
 
so as to be and continue to be available for that purpose, then,
notwithstanding that any certificate for any share so
 
called for redemption has not been surrendered for cancellation
 
in the
case that the shares of Series A are issued in certificated
 
form, on and after the redemption date dividends shall cease to
accrue on all shares so called for redemption, all shares so
 
called for redemption shall no longer be deemed outstanding
 
and
all rights with respect to such shares shall forthwith on
 
such redemption date cease and terminate, except only the right
 
of the
holders thereof to receive the amount payable on such
 
redemption, without interest. Any funds unclaimed at
 
the end of two
years from the redemption date, to the extent permitted
 
by law, shall be released
 
from the trust so established and may be
commingled with our other funds, and after that time
 
the holders of the shares so called for redemption shall look only
 
to us
for
 
payment of the redemption price of such shares.
The Series A is not subject to any mandatory redemption,
 
sinking fund or other similar provisions. Holders of Series
A do not have the right to require redemption of any
 
shares of Series A.
Liquidation Right
In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding
 
up of the affairs of the Company,
 
whether voluntary or
involuntary, before
 
any distribution or payment out of our assets may be made to
 
or set aside for the holders of any junior
stock, holders of Series A will be entitled to receive out of
 
our assets legally available for distribution to our stockholders
 
an
amount equal to the stated amount per share, together
 
with an amount equal to all accrued dividends to the date of payment
whether or not earned or declared (the “liquidation
 
preference”).
 
 
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If our assets are not sufficient to pay the liquidation
 
preference in full to all holders of Series A and all holders of
any class or series of our stock that ranks on a parity with
 
Series A in the distribution of assets on liquidation, dissolution
 
or
winding up of the Company (the “liquidation preference
 
parity stock”), the amounts paid to the holders of Series A and
 
to the
holders of all liquidation preference parity stock shall
 
be
pro rata
in accordance with the respective aggregate liquidation
preferences of Series A and all such liquidation preference
 
parity stock. In any such distribution, the “liquidation preference”
of any holder of our stock other than the Series A means
 
the amount otherwise payable to such holder in such distribution
(assuming no limitation on our assets available for such
 
distribution), including an amount equal to any declared but unpaid
dividends in the case of any holder of stock on which
 
dividends accrue on a noncumulative basis and, in the
 
case of any
holder of stock on which dividends accrue on a cumulative
 
basis, an amount equal to any unpaid, accrued, cumulative
dividends, whether or not earned or declared, as applicable.
 
If the liquidation preference has been paid in full to all holders of
Series A and all holders of any liquidation preference
 
parity stock, the holders of junior stock will be entitled to receive
 
all of
our remaining assets according to their respective rights
 
and preferences.
For purposes of the liquidation rights, the merger,
 
consolidation or other business combination of us with or
 
into any
other corporation, including a transaction in which the holders of
 
Series A receive cash, securities or property for their shares,
or the sale, conveyance, lease, exchange or transfer
 
(for cash, shares of stock, securities or other consideration)
 
of all or
substantially all of our assets, shall not constitute a liquidation,
 
dissolution or winding up of the Company.
Voting
 
Rights
Except as indicated below or otherwise required by law,
 
the holders of the Series A do not have any voting rights.
Right to Elect Two
 
Directors on Nonpayment Events
. If and whenever dividends payable on Series A have not been
declared and paid in an aggregate amount equal to full dividends
 
for at least six quarterly dividend periods or their equivalent
(whether or not consecutive) (a “nonpayment event”),
 
the number of directors then constituting our board shall be
automatically increased by two and the holders of Series A,
 
together with the holders of any and all other series of
outstanding voting preferred stock then entitled to vote for
 
additional directors, voting together as a single class in proportion
to their respective stated amounts, shall be entitled to elect
 
the two additional directors (the “preferred stock directors”);
provided
that our board shall at no time include more than two preferred
 
stock directors (including, for purposes of this
limitation, all directors that the holders of any series of
 
voting preferred stock are entitled to elect pursuant to like voting
rights).
“Voting
 
preferred stock” means any other class or series of preferred
 
stock that ranks equally with the Series A as to
the payment of dividends and as to the distribution
 
of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up
 
of the affairs of the
Company and upon which like voting rights have been
 
conferred and are exercisable.
In the event that the holders of Series A and such other holders of
 
voting preferred stock shall be entitled to vote for
the election of the preferred stock directors following a
 
nonpayment event, such directors shall be initially elected
 
following
such nonpayment event only at a special meeting called
 
at the request of the holders of record of at least 20% of (i) the
 
stated
amount of the Series A and (ii) each other series of voting
 
preferred stock then outstanding (unless such request for
 
a special
meeting is received less than 90 days before the date
 
fixed for the next annual or special meeting of our stockholders,
 
in
which event such election shall be held only at such next
 
annual or special meeting of stockholders), and at each subsequent
annual meeting of our stockholders. Such request to call
 
a special meeting for the initial election of the preferred stock
directors after a nonpayment event shall be made by
 
written notice, signed by the requisite holders of Series A or voting
preferred stock, and delivered to our Secretary in
 
such manner as provided for in the certificate of designations creating
 
the
Series A, or as may otherwise be required or permitted by
 
applicable law. If our Secretary
 
fails to call a special meeting for
the election of the preferred stock directors within 20
 
days of receiving proper notice, any holder of Series A may
 
call such a
meeting at our expense solely for the election of the preferred
 
stock directors, and for this purpose and no other (unless
provided otherwise by applicable law) such Series A holder
 
shall have access to our stock ledger.
At each meeting of stockholders at which holders of the
 
Series A and such other holders of voting preferred stock
are entitled to vote for the election of the preferred
 
stock directors, the holders of record of 40% of the total number
 
of the
Series A and voting preferred stock (determined on a
 
series by series basis) entitled to vote at the meeting, present
 
in person
or by proxy,
 
will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Each preferred
 
stock director will be elected by a vote of
the majority of the votes cast with respect to that preferred
 
stock director’s election.
When (i) accrued dividends have been paid in full on the
 
Series A after a nonpayment event, and (ii) the rights of
holders of any voting preferred stock to participate in
 
electing the preferred stock directors shall have ceased, the
 
right of
 
 
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holders of the Series A to participate in the election
 
of preferred stock directors shall cease (but subject always
 
to the
revesting of such voting rights in the case of any future
 
nonpayment event), the terms of office of all the
 
preferred stock
directors shall immediately terminate, and the number
 
of directors constituting our board shall automatically
 
be reduced
accordingly.
Any preferred stock director may be removed at any time without
 
cause by the holders of record of a majority of the
outstanding shares of Series A and voting preferred
 
stock, when they have the voting rights described above (voting
 
together
as a single class in proportion
 
to their respective stated amounts). The preferred stock
 
directors elected at any such special
meeting shall hold office until the next annual
 
meeting of the stockholders if such office shall not have
 
previously terminated
as above provided. In case any vacancy shall occur
 
among the preferred stock directors, a successor shall be elected by our
board to serve until the next annual meeting of
 
the stockholders on the nomination of the then remaining preferred
 
stock
director or, if no preferred stock directo
 
r
 
remains in office, by the vote of the holders of record
 
of a majority of the
outstanding shares of Series A and such voting preferred
 
stock for which dividends have not been paid, voting as a single
class in proportion to their respective stated amounts.
 
The preferred stock directors shall each be entitled to one
 
vote per
director on any matter that shall come before our board
 
for a vote.
Other Voting
 
Rights
So long as any shares of the Series A are outstanding,
 
in addition to any other vote or consent of stockholders
required by law or by our Restated Certificate of Incorporation,
 
the vote or consent of the holders of at least two-thirds of the
shares of Series A at the time outstanding, voting together
 
with any other series of preferred stock that would be adversely
affected in substantially the same manner and
 
entitled to vote as a single class in proportion to their respective stated amounts
(to the exclusion of all other series of preferred stock),
 
given in person or by proxy,
 
either in writing without a meeting or by
vote at any meeting called for the purpose, will be
 
necessary for effecting or validating:
 
Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws
. Any amendment, alteration or repeal of
any provision of
 
our Restated Certificate
 
of Incorporation
 
or Bylaws that
 
would alter or
 
change the voting
powers, preferences or special
 
rights of the Series A so
 
as to affect them
 
adversely;
provided
,
however
, that
the amendment
 
of the Restated
 
Certificate of Incorporation
 
so as to
 
authorize or
 
create, or to
 
increase the
authorized amount
 
of, any
 
class or
 
series of
 
stock that
 
does not
 
rank senior
 
to the
 
Series A
 
in either
 
the
payment of
 
dividends or
 
in the distributi
 
on of
 
assets on
 
any liquidation,
 
dissolution or
 
winding up
 
of the
Company shall
 
not be
 
deemed to
 
affect adversely
 
the voting
 
powers, preferences
 
or special
 
rights of
 
the
Series A;
 
Authorization of Senior Stock
. Any amendment or alteration of the certificate of incorporation to
 
authorize
or create, or increase the authorized amount of, any shares of any class or series or any securities convertible
into shares of any class or series of our capital stock ranking prior to Series A in
 
the payment of dividends or
in the distribution of assets on any liquidation, dissolution
 
or winding up of the Company; or
 
Share Exchanges,
 
Reclassifications, Mergers
 
and Consolidations
 
and Other
 
Transactions
. Any
consummation of (x)
 
a binding
 
share exchange or reclassification
 
involving the Series A
 
or (y) a merger
 
or
consolidation of the Company with another entity (whether or not a corporation), unless in each case (A) the
shares of Series
 
A remain outstanding
 
or, in
 
the case of
 
any such merger
 
or consolidation
 
with respect to
which we are not the surviving or resulting entity, the shares of Series A are converted into or exchanged for
preference securities of the surviving or resulting entity or its ultimate parent and such surviving or resulting
entity or
 
ultimate parent,
 
as the
 
case may
 
be, is
 
organized under
 
the laws
 
of the
 
United States
 
or a
 
state
thereof, and (B)
 
such shares remaining
 
outstanding or such
 
preference securities, as
 
the case may
 
be, have
such rights, preferences,
 
privileges
 
and voting powers,
 
and limitations and
 
restrictions, and limitations
 
and
restrictions thereof, taken as a
 
whole, as are not
 
materially less favorable to the
 
holders thereof than the
 
rights,
preferences, privileges
 
and voting powers,
 
and restrictions and
 
limitations thereof, of
 
the Series A
immediately prior to such consummation, taken as a whole.
To the fullest extent
 
permitted by law,
 
without the consent of the holders of the Series A, so long as such
 
action does
not adversely affect the special rights, preferences,
 
privileges and voting powers, and limitations and restrictions thereof,
 
of
the Series A, we may amend, alter, supplement
 
or repeal any terms of the Series A contained in our
 
Restated Certificate of
Incorporation or the certificate of designations for the following
 
purposes:
 
 
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(i)
 
to cure any ambiguity,
 
omission, inconsistency or mistake in any such instrument;
 
or
(ii)
 
to make any provision with respect to matters or questions
 
relating to the Series A that is not
inconsistent with the provisions of the certificate of designations.
The foregoing voting provisions will not apply if, at or
 
prior to the time when the act with respect to which the
 
vote
would otherwise be required shall be effected,
 
all outstanding shares of the Series A have been redeemed
 
or called for
redemption on proper notice and sufficient
 
funds have been set aside by us for the benefit of the holders
 
of the Series A to
effect the redemption, unless in the case of
 
a vote or consent required to authorize senior stock if the shares
 
of Series A are
being redeemed with the proceeds from the sale of the
 
stock to be authorized.
Under current provisions of the Delaware General Corporation
 
Law, the holders of issued
 
and outstanding preferred
stock are entitled to vote as a class, with the consent of
 
the majority of the class being required to approve an amendment to
our Restated Certificate of Incorporation if the amendment
 
would increase or decrease the aggregate number of
 
authorized
shares of such class or increase or decrease the par
 
value of the shares of such class.
No Preemptive and Conversion Rights
Holders of the Series A do not have any preemptive
 
rights. The Series A is not convertible into or exchangeable for
property or shares of any other series or class of our capital
 
stock.
Additional Classes or Series of Stock
We have the
 
right to create and issue additional classes or series of stock
 
ranking equally with or junior to the Series
A as to dividends and distribution of assets upon our liquidation,
 
dissolution, or winding up without the consent of the
holders of the Series A, or the holders of the related depositary
 
shares.
Transfer Agent and
 
Registrar
Computershare Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the transfer agent and registrar for the Series A as of the
 
original issue date.
We may terminate
 
such appointment and may appoint a successor transfer agent
 
and/or registrar at any time and from time to
time, provided that we will use our best efforts
 
to ensure that there is, at all relevant times when the Series A is outstanding,
 
a
person or entity appointed and serving as transfer
 
agent and/or registrar. The transfer agent
 
and/or registrar may be a person
or entity affiliated with us.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPOSITARY
 
SHARES
General
We have issued
 
fractional interests in shares of the Series A in the form
 
of depositary shares. Each depositary share
represents a 1/1,000th ownership interest in a share
 
of the Series A and is evidenced by a depositary receipt.
The Series A represented by depositary shares has been
 
deposited under a deposit agreement among us,
Computershare Inc. and Computershare Trust
 
Company, N.A., as the Depositary,
 
and the holders from time to time of the
depositary receipts evidencing the depositary shares.
 
Subject to the terms of the deposit agreement, each holder
 
of a
depositary share is entitled, through the Depositary,
 
in proportion to the applicable fraction of a share of
 
the Series A
represented by such depositary shares, to all the rights and
 
preferences of the Series A represented thereby (including
dividend, voting, redemption and liquidation rights).
The depositary shares are listed on the NYSE under the
 
symbol “T PRA”.
Dividends and Other Distributions
Each dividend on a depositary share will be in an amount
 
equal to 1/1,000th of the dividend declared on the related
share of the Series A.
 
 
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The Depositary distributes any cash dividends or
 
other cash distributions received in respect of the deposited
 
Series
A to the record holders of depositary shares relating
 
to the underlying Series A in proportion to the number of depositary
shares held by each holder on the relevant record
 
date. The Depositary distributes any property received by it other
 
than cash
to the record holders of depositary shares entitled to
 
those distributions in proportion to the number of depositary
 
shares held
by each such holder, unless it determines
 
that the distribution cannot be made proportionally among those
 
holders or that it is
not feasible to make such distribution. In that event, the
 
Depositary may, with
 
our approval, sell such property received by it
and distribute the net proceeds from the sale to the holders
 
of the depositary
 
shares entitled to such distribution in proportion
to the number of depositary shares they hold.
Record dates for the payment of dividends and other matters
 
relating to the depositary shares are the same as the
corresponding record dates for the Series A.
The amounts distributed to holders of depositary shares
 
are reduced by any amounts required to be withheld by the
Depositary or by us on account of taxes or other governmental
 
charges.
Redemption of Depositary Shares
If we redeem the Series A represented by the depositary
 
shares, in whole or in part, a corresponding number of
depositary shares will be redeemed from the proceeds received
 
by the Depositary resulting from the redemption of the Series
A held by the Depositary.
 
The redemption price per depositary share will be equal
 
to 1/1,000th of the redemption price per
share payable with respect to the Series A, plus an amount
 
equal to any dividends thereon that, pursuant to the provisions of
the Certificate of Designations, are payable upon
 
redemption. Whenever we redeem shares of the Series A held
 
by the
Depositary, the
 
Depositary will redeem, as of the same redemption date, the
 
number of depositary shares representing shares
of the Series A so redeemed.
In case of any redemption of less than all of the outstanding
 
depositary shares, the depositary shares to be redeemed
will be selected by the Depositary either
pro rata
or by lot. In any such case, we will redeem depositary shares only
 
in
increments of 1,000 depositary shares and any integral
 
multiple thereof.
The Depositary will provide notice of redemption by any
 
authorized method to holders of the depositary shares not
less than 30 and not more than 60 days prior to the date fixed
 
for redemption of the Series A and the related depositary
shares.
After the date fixed for redemption, the depositary shares called
 
for redemption will no longer be deemed to be
outstanding, and all rights of the holders of those shares will cease,
 
except the right to receive the amount payable and any
other property to which the holders were entitled upon
 
the redemption. To receive
 
this amount or other property,
 
the holders
must surrender the depositary receipts evidencing their
 
depositary shares to the depositary.
 
Any funds that we deposit with
the Depositary for any depositary shares that the holders
 
fail to redeem will be returned to us after a period of two years from
the date we deposit the funds.
Voting
 
the Shares
Because each depositary share represents a 1/1,000th interest
 
in a share of the Series A, holders of depositary shares
are entitled to a 1/1,000th of a vote per depositary
 
share under those limited circumstances in which holders of the Series A
are entitled to a vote, as described above in “Description
 
of the 5.000% Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A—Voting
 
Rights.”
When the depositary receives notice of any meeting at which
 
the holders of the Series A are entitled to vote, the
Depositary will mail (or otherwise transmit by an authorized
 
method) the information contained in the notice to
 
the record
holders of the depositary shares relating to the Series
Each record holder of the depositary shares on the record
 
date, which will be the same date as the record date for the
Series A, may instruct the Depositary to vote the amount
 
of the Series A represented by the holder’s depositary
 
shares.
Although each depositary share is entitled to 1/1,000th
 
of a vote, the Depositary can only vote whole shares of
 
Series A. To
the extent possible, the Depositary will vote the amount
 
of the Series A represented by depositary shares in accordance
 
with
the instructions it receives. We
 
will agree to take all reasonable actions that the Depositary determines
 
are necessary to enable
the Depositary to vote as instructed. If the Depositary
 
does not receive specific instructions from
 
the holders of any
depositary shares representing the Series A, it will not vote
 
the amount of the Series A represented by such depositary shares.
 
 
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Form of the Depositary Shares
The depositary shares are issued in book-entry form through
 
DTC. The Series A is issued in registered form to the
Depositary.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE FLOATING
 
RATE GLOBAL
 
NOTES DUE 2020 AND THE FLOATING
 
RATE GLOBAL
NOTES DUE 2023
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company
 
,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the Floating Rate Global Notes due 2020 (the “Floating
 
Rate 2020 Notes”) and Floating Rate Global Notes due
 
2023 (the
“Floating Rate 2023 Notes” and, together with the Floating
 
Rate 2020 Notes, the “Notes”). For a complete description
 
of
the terms and provisions of the Notes, please
 
refer to the Indenture,
 
which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and
 
to the forms of Notes, which are filed as exhibits
 
to the Form 8-A filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June
 
21, 2017 and August 3, 2018.
 
General
 
The Floating Rate 2020 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €2,250,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional Floating
 
Rate 2020 Notes which may be of the same
series as the Floating Rate 2020 Notes as described under
 
“—
 
Further Issues”;
 
mature on August 3, 2020;
 
bear interest at the applicable interest rate on the Floating
 
Rate 2020 Notes in effect for each day of an
Interest Period (as defined below) equal to the Applicable
 
EURIBOR Rate plus 40 basis points (0.400%),
payable quarterly in arrears;
 
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us in connection with certain tax
 
events as described below under “— Redemption Upon
a Tax Event”; and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Floating Rate 2023 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €878,507,000,
 
which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional Floating
 
Rate 2023 Notes which may be of the same
series as the Floating Rate 2023 Notes as described under
 
“—
 
Further Issues”;
 
mature on September 5, 2023;
 
bear interest at the applicable interest rate on the Floating
 
Rate 2023 Notes in effect for each day of an
Interest Period (as defined below) equal to the Applicable
 
EURIBOR Rate plus 85 basis points (0.850%),
payable quarterly in arrears;
 
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us in connection with certain tax
 
events as described below under “— Redemption Upon
a Tax Event”; and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are our unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
 
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture.
 
Each series of Notes constitutes a separate series under the
 
Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and in minimum denominations of
 
€100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof.
 
Principal
and interest payments on the Notes are payable by us in
 
euro. Payments of principal, interest and additional amounts, if
 
any,
in respect of the Notes will be made to Euroclear
 
System, Clearstream Banking S.A. or such nominee or common
 
depositary,
 
 
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as the case may be, as registered holder thereof. Under
 
the terms of the Indenture, if the euro ceases to exist when
 
payments
on the Notes are due under any circumstances, AT&T
 
may supplement the Indenture to allow for payment in U.S. dollars.
The principal and interest payable in U.S. dollars on a
 
Note at maturity, or upon
 
redemption, will be paid by wire transfer of
immediately available funds against presentation of a
 
Note at the office of the paying agent.
Interest
The Floating Rate 2020 Notes bear interest from August
 
3, 2018 at a floating rate determined in the manner
provided below, payable
 
on February 3, May 3, August 3 and November 3 of each year
 
(each such day, an
 
“interest payment
date”), commencing on November 3, 2018, to the persons
 
in whose names the Floating Rate 2020 Notes are registered
 
at the
close of business on the 15th day preceding the respective
 
interest payment date, subject to certain exceptions. The per annum
interest rate on the Floating Rate 2020 Notes in effect
 
for each day of an Interest Period is equal to the Applicable EURIBOR
Rate plus 40 basis points (0.400%). The interest rate
 
for the Floating Rate 2020 Notes for each Interest Period is set on
February 3, May 3, August 3 and November 3 of each
 
year, and was set for the initial Interest Period
 
on August 3, 2018 (each
such date, a “2020 Interest Reset Date”) until the principal
 
on the Floating Rate 2020 Notes is paid or made available
 
for
payment (the “2020 Principal Payment Date”). If any
 
2020 Interest Reset Date (other than the initial 2020 Interest
 
Reset Date
occurring on August 3, 2018) and interest payment
 
date would otherwise be a day that is not a EURIBOR business day,
 
such
2020 Interest Reset Date and interest payment date shall
 
be the next succeeding EURIBOR business day,
 
unless the next
succeeding EURIBOR business day is in the next succeeding calendar
 
month, in which case such 2020 Interest Reset Date
and interest payment date shall be the immediately
 
preceding EURIBOR business day.
 
The Floating Rate 2023 Notes bear interest from December
 
4, 2018 at a floating rate determined in a manner
provided below, payable
 
on March 4, June 4, September 4 and December 4 of each
 
year (each such day, an
 
“interest payment
date”), commencing on March 4, 2019, to the persons in
 
whose names the Floating Rate 2023 Notes are registered at the
close of business on the 15th day preceding the respective
 
interest payment date, subject to certain exceptions, including
 
that
the last interest payment date will be made on the maturity
 
date, rather than the final interest payment date
 
(a difference of
one day). The per annum interest rate on the Floating
 
Rate 2023 Notes in effect for each day of an Interest Period
 
is equal to
the Applicable EURIBOR Rate plus 85 basis points (0.850%).
 
The interest rate for the Floating Rate 2023 Notes for
 
each
Interest Period is set on March 4, June 4, September 4
 
and December 4 of each year, and was set for
 
the initial Interest Period
on December 4, 2018 (each such date, a “2023 Interest
 
Reset Date” and, together with a 2020 Interest Reset Date, such
individual date, an “Interest Reset Date”) until the principal
 
on the Floating Rate 2023 Notes is paid or made
 
available for
payment (the “2023 Principal Payment Date” and, together
 
with the 2020 Principal Payment Date, the “Principal
 
Payment
Date”); provided that the last 2023 Interest Reset Date will be
 
on June 4, 2023, and will be calculated for the entire Interest
Period, which for the avoidance of doubt, will include one
 
additional day. If any
 
2023 Interest Reset Date (other than the
initial 2023 Interest Reset Date which occurred on
 
December 4, 2018) and interest payment date would otherwise be a
 
day
that is not a EURIBOR business day,
 
such 2023 Interest Reset Date and interest payment date shall
 
be the next succeeding
EURIBOR business day,
 
unless the next succeeding EURIBOR business day is in the
 
next succeeding calendar month, in
which case such 2023 Interest Reset Date and interest payment
 
date shall be the immediately preceding EURIBOR business
day.
“EURIBOR business day”
 
means any day that is not a Saturday or Sunday and
 
that, in the City of New York
 
or the
City of London, is not a day on which banking institutions
 
are generally authorized or obligated by law to close,
 
and is a day
on which the TARGET
 
System, or any successor thereto, operates.
 
“Interest Period”
 
means, with respect to each series of Notes, the relevant
 
period from and including an Interest
Reset Date to but excluding the next succeeding Interest
 
Reset Date and, in the case of the last such period, from
 
and
including the relevant Interest Reset Date immediately preceding
 
the maturity date or Principal Payment Date, as the case
may be, to but not including such maturity date or Principal
 
Payment Date, as the case may be. If the Principal Payment
 
Date
or maturity date is not a EURIBOR business day,
 
then the principal amount of the Notes plus accrued and unpaid
 
interest
thereon shall be paid on the next succeeding EURIBOR business day
 
and no interest shall accrue for the maturity date,
Principal Payment Date or any day thereafter.
 
The “Applicable EURIBOR Rate”
 
means the rate determined in accordance with the following
 
provisions:
 
(1) Two prior TARGET
 
days on which dealings in deposits in euros are transacted
 
in the euro-zone
interbank market preceding each Interest Reset Date (each such
 
date, an “Interest Determination Date”), The Bank
of New York
 
Mellon, London Branch (the “Calculation Agent”), as agent
 
for AT&T,
 
will determine the Applicable
EURIBOR Rate which shall be the rate for deposits in euro
 
having a maturity of three months commencing on the
 
 
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first day of the applicable interest period that appears on (i)
 
the Bloomberg Screen BBAM Page, with respect to the
Floating Rate 2020 Notes, or (ii) the Reuters Screen EURIBOR01
 
Page, with respect to the Floating Rate 2023
Notes, as of 11:00 a.m., Brussels time, on
 
such Interest Determination Date. “Bloomberg
 
Screen BBAM Page”
means the display designated on page “BBAM” on Bloomberg
 
(or such other page as may replace the “BBAM”
page on that service or any successor service for the purpose of
 
displaying euro-zone interbank offered rates for
euro-denominated deposits of major banks). “Reuters Screen EURIBOR01
 
Page” means the display designated on
page “EURIBOR01” on Reuters (or such other page
 
as may replace the EURIBOR01 page on that service or any
successor service for the purpose of displaying euro-zone interbank
 
offered rates for euro-denominated deposits of
major banks). If the Applicable EURIBOR Rate on such Interest
 
Determination Date does not appear on the
Bloomberg Screen BBAM Page or the Reuters Screen
 
EURIBOR01 Page, as applicable, the Applicable EURIBOR
Rate will be determined as described in (2) below.
 
(2) With respect to an Interest Determination
 
Date for which the Applicable EURIBOR Rate does not
appear on the Bloomberg Screen BBAM Page or
 
the Reuters Screen EURIBOR01 Page, as applicable, as specified
in (1) above, the Applicable EURIBOR Rate will be determined
 
on the basis of the rates at which deposits in euro
are offered by four major banks in the euro-zone
 
interbank market selected by AT&T
 
(the “Reference Banks”) at
approximately 11:00 a.m., Brussels time,
 
on such Interest Determination Date to prime banks in the
 
euro-zone
interbank market having a maturity of three months, and
 
in a principal amount equal to an amount of not less than
€1,000,000 that is representative for a single transaction
 
in such market at such time. The Calculation Agent, upon
direction from AT&T,
 
will request the principal euro-zone office of each
 
of such Reference Banks to provide a
quotation of its rate. If at least two such quotations are
 
provided, the Applicable EURIBOR Rate on such Interest
Determination Date will be the arithmetic mean (rounded upwards)
 
of such quotations. If fewer than two quotations
are provided, the Applicable EURIBOR Rate on such Interest
 
Determination Date will be the arithmetic mean
(rounded upwards) of the rates quoted by three major banks
 
in the euro-zone selected by AT&T
 
at approximately
11:00 a.m., Brussels time, on such Interest
 
Determination Date for loans in euro to leading European
 
banks, having a
maturity of three months, and in a principal amount equal
 
to an amount of not less than €1,000,000 that is
representative for a single transaction in such market
 
at such time; provided, however,
 
that if the banks so selected
as aforesaid by AT&T
 
are not quoting as mentioned in this sentence, the relevant
 
interest rate for the Interest Period
commencing on the Interest Reset Date following such Interest Determination
 
Date will be the interest rate in effect
on such Interest Determination Date (i.e., the same as the
 
rate determined for the immediately preceding Interest
Reset Date).
 
The amount of interest for each day that the Notes are
 
outstanding (the “Daily Interest Amount”) is calculated by
dividing the interest rate in effect for such
 
day by 360 and multiplying the result by the principal amount
 
of the Note (known
as the “Actual/360” day count). The amount of interest
 
paid on the Notes for any Interest Period is calculated by adding
 
the
Daily Interest Amount for each day in such Interest Period.
The interest rate and amount of interest paid on the Notes
 
for each Interest Period is determined by the Calculation
Agent. With respect to the Floating
 
Rate 2020 Notes, the interest rate will in no event be lower than
 
zero or higher than the
maximum rate permitted by New York
 
law as the same may be modified by United States law of general
 
application. The
Calculation Agent will, upon the request of any holder
 
of the Notes, provide the interest rate then in effect with
 
respect to the
Notes. All calculations made by the Calculation Agent
 
shall in the absence of manifest error be conclusive for all purposes
and binding on AT&T
 
and the holders of the Notes. So long as the Applicable EURIBOR Rate
 
is required to be determined
with respect to the Notes, there will at all times be a Calculation
 
Agent. In the event that any then acting Calculation Agent
shall be unable or unwilling to act, or that such Calculation
 
Agent shall fail to duly establish the Applicable EURIBOR Rate
for any Interest Period, or that AT&T
 
proposes to remove such Calculation Agent, AT&T
 
shall appoint itself or another
person which is a bank, trust company,
 
investment banking firm or other financial institution to act
 
as the Calculation Agent.
 
Payment of Additional Amounts
We will, subject to
 
the exceptions and limitations set forth below,
 
pay as additional interest on the Notes such
additional amounts as are necessary so that the net payment
 
by us or our paying agent of the principal of and interest
 
on the
Notes 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 the Notes 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
 
 
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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.
 
Our 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;
 
(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 us)
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 the Notes 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
 
 
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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 heading “— Payment of Additional Amounts” and under
the heading “— Redemption Upon a Tax
 
Event”, we do 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 of each series 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) we become or will become obligated to pay additional
 
amounts with respect to any Notes as described herein
under the heading “— Payment of 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 February
 
15, 2018 with
respect to the Floating Rate 2023 Notes and July 30, 2018
 
with respect to the Floating Rate 2020 Notes, or (b) a taxing
authority of the United States takes an action on or after
 
February 15, 2018 with respect to the Floating Rate 2023 Notes
 
and
July 30, 2018 with respect to the Floating Rate 2020 Notes,
 
whether or not with respect to us or any of our affiliates,
 
that
results in a substantial probability that we will or may
 
be required to pay such additional amounts, then we may,
 
at our
option, redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the applicable
 
series of 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 the date fixed for redemption.
 
No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless we 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 we will or may
 
be required to pay the additional amounts described herein under
 
the
heading “— Payment of Additional Amounts”
 
and we shall have delivered to the trustee a certificate, signed
 
by a duly
authorized officer, stating
 
that based on such opinion we are entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant
 
to their terms.
 
Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of any
 
series of the Notes, create and issue
further notes ranking equally and ratably with such series
 
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 of the applicable series. Any
 
further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of our
board of directors, a supplement to the Indenture, or under
 
an officers’
 
certificate pursuant to the Indenture.
 
Governing Law
 
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accord
 
ance with the laws of the State of New York.
 
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
 
Mergers and Similar Transactions
 
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
 
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The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “ —Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?”
 
A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
 
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
 
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders
. First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities
 
without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange
 
rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
 
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote
. The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind
 
that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders
. The third type of change does not require any vote by holders
 
of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how
 
much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
 
 
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Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders, including
 
holders of any securities issued as global
securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or denied if we seek
to change the Indenture or the securities or request a waiver.
 
Discharge of Our Obligations
 
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
 
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
 
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
 
Liens on Assets
 
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
 
Default and Related Matters
 
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
 
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security holders after a default.
 
Events of Default
 
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
 
What Is an Event of Default?
 
The term “event of default”
 
with respect to any series of securities means any of the
following:
 
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
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We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
 
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
 
Acceleration
. If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured
 
or waived, then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
 
Special Duties of Trustee
. If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some
 
special duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
 
Other Remedies of Trustee
. If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture, including bringing
a lawsuit.
 
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
 
Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and brings
such holder’s own lawsuit or other formal
 
legal action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s
 
rights or protect such
holder’s interests relating to the securities, the following
 
must occur:
 
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount
 
of all outstanding securities of the relevant
 
series must make a written request
that the
 
trustee take
 
action because
 
of the
 
default, and
 
must offer
 
indemnity reasonably
 
satisfactory to
 
the trustee
against the cost and other liabilities of taking that action.
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of
 
a majority in principal amount of the securities
 
of that series do not give the
trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s
 
security on or after its due date.
 
Waiver of Default
 
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
 
 
 
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We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
 
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
 
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
 
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to
 
make or cancel
a declaration of acceleration.
 
Regarding the Trustee
 
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. may perform various commercial banking and investment
banking services for us and our subsidiaries from time
 
to time in the ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 1.875% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2020, 2.500% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023 AND THE
3.550% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2032
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
 
dated as of
November 1, 1994, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and the 1.875% Global Notes due
2020 (the “1.875% 2020 Notes”), 2.500% Global Notes due
 
2023 (the “2.500% 2023 Notes”), and the 3.550% Global
 
Notes
due 2032 (the “2032 Notes” and, together with the 1.875%
 
2020 Notes and the 2.500% 2023 Notes, the “Notes”). For
 
a
complete description of the terms and provisi
 
ons of the Notes, please refer to the Indenture,
 
which is filed as an exhibit to
AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
 
31, 2019 and to the forms of Notes, which are
 
filed as
exhibits to the Form 8-As filed with the Securities and Exchange
 
Commission on December 6, 2012, December 17, 2012 and
March 13, 2013.
General
The 1.875% 2020 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,000,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 1.875%
 
2020 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 1.875% 2020 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on December 4, 2020;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.875% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2.500% 2023 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,250,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2.500%
 
2023 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 2.500% 2023 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on March 15, 2023;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.500% per annum, payabl
 
e
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2032 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,000,000,000 and an additional aggregate
principal amount of €400,000,000 was subsequently issued
 
such that €1,400,000,000 remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2032
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2032 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on December 17, 2032;
 
 
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bear interest at the rate of 3.550% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. Each series of Notes constitutes a separate
 
series under the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and in minimum denominations of
 
€100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof.
 
Principal
and interest payments on the Notes are payable by us in
 
euro. Payments of principal, interest and additional amounts, if
 
any,
in respect of the Notes will be made to Euroclear
 
System, Clearstream Banking S.A. or such nominee or common
 
depositary,
as the case may be, as registered holder thereof.
 
For purposes of the Notes, a business day means a business day
 
in the City of New York
 
and London.
 
Interest
The 1.875% 2020 Notes bear interest at the rate of 1.875%
 
per annum, the 2.500% 2023 Notes bear interest at the rate
 
of
2.500% per annum and the 2032 Notes bear interest at the
 
rate of 3.550% per annum.
 
We pay interest
 
on the 1.875% 2020 Notes annually in arrears on December
 
4, commencing on December 4, 2013,
to the persons in whose names the 1.875% 2020 Notes
 
are registered at the close of business on the November 15
 
preceding
the interest payment date. We
 
pay interest on the 2.500% 2023 Notes annually in arrears
 
on March 15, commencing on
March 15,
 
2014, to the persons in whose names the 2.500% 2023 Notes are
 
registered at the close of business on the March 1
preceding the interest payment date. We
 
pay interest on the 2032 Notes annually in arrears on December
 
17, commencing on
December 17, 2013, to
 
the persons in whose names the 2032 Notes are registered
 
at the close of business on the December 1
preceding the interest payment date.
 
The 1.875% 2020 Notes will mature on December 4, 2020,
 
the 2.500% 2023 Notes will mature on March 15,
 
2023
and the 2032 Notes will mature on December 17, 2032.
 
Interest on the Notes is computed on the basis of the actual
 
number of days in the period for which interest is being
calculated and the actual number of days from and including
 
the last date on which interest was paid on the Notes, to
 
but
excluding the next scheduled interest payment date.
 
This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)
as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Market
 
Association.
 
Optional Redemption
At any time prior to the applicable Par Call Date (as set forth
 
in the table below), the Notes will be redeemable, as a
whole or in part, at our option, at any time and from time
 
to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior
 
notice
mailed to the registered address of each holder of the
 
Notes of such series to be redeemed. The redemption price will be
 
equal
to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of
 
the Notes of such series to be redeemed or (2) the sum of the present
values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined
 
below) discounted to the redemption date, on an annual
 
basis
(ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)), at a rate equal to the
 
Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus a number
 
of basis points equal to
the applicable Make-Whole Spread (as set forth in
 
the table below). In either case, accrued interest will be payable
 
to the
redemption date. At any time on or after the applicable
 
Par Call Date (as set forth in the table below), we have the
 
option to
redeem the Notes, as a whole or in part,
 
on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice
 
mailed to the registered
address of each holder of the Notes of such series to be
 
redeemed, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal
amount of such series of Notes to be redeemed. Accrued
 
interest will be payable to the redemption date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Series
Par Call Date
Make-Whole Spread
1.875% 2020 Notes
September 4, 2020
15 bps
2.500% 2023 Notes
December 15, 2022
15 bps
2032 Notes
September 17, 2032
25 bps
 
Treasury Rate
” means the price, expressed as a percentage (rounded
 
to three decimal places, 0.0005 being rounded
upwards), at which the gross redemption yield on the Notes
 
of the applicable series, if they were to be purchased at
 
such price
on the third dealing day prior to the date fixed for redemption,
 
would be equal to the gross redemption yield on such dealing
day of the Reference Bond (as defined below) on the
 
basis of the middle market price of the Reference Bond
 
prevailing at
11:00 a.m. (London time) on such
 
dealing day as determined by the trustee with respect to the 1.875%
 
2020 Notes and as
determined by either the Company or an investment bank
 
appointed by the Company with respect to the 2.500%
 
2023 Notes
and the 2032 Notes.
 
Reference Bond
” means, in relation to any Treasury Rate calculation,
 
a German government bond whose maturity
is closest to the maturity of the Notes of the applicable
 
series, or if (i) the trustee in its discretion with respect
 
to the 1.875%
2020 Notes or (ii) the Company or an investment
 
bank appointed by the Company with respect to the 2.500%
 
2023 Notes and
2032 Notes considers that such similar bond is not in
 
issue, such other German government bond as (i) the trustee in its
discretion with respect to the 1.875% 2020 Notes or
 
(ii) the Company or an investment bank appointed by the Company
 
with
respect to the 2.500% 2023 Notes, and 2032 Notes may,
 
with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers
 
in,
German government bonds selected by (i) the trustee
 
in its discretion with respect to the 1.875% 2020 Notes or
 
(ii) the
Company or an investment bank appointed by the Company
 
with respect to the 2.500% 2023 Notes and the 2032
 
Notes,
determine to be appropriate for determining such Treasury
 
Rate.
 
Remaining Scheduled Payments
” means, with respect to each Note of a series to be redeemed,
 
the remaining
scheduled payments of principal of and interest on
 
such Note that would be due after the related redemption date
 
but for the
redemption. If that redemption date is not an interest paym
 
ent date with respect to the applicable series of Notes, the amount
of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on
 
the Notes will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the
Notes to 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with a 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 of any series to be redeemed will be made by the trustee
by lot or by such other method as the trustee in its sole discretion
 
deems to be fair and appropriate.
 
 
Redemption for Taxation
 
Reasons
 
If (a) as a result of any change
 
in, or amendment to, the laws or regulations of a Relevant Jurisdiction
 
(as defined
below under “Interpretation”), or any change in the official
 
interpretation of the laws or regulations of a Relevant
Jurisdiction, which change or amendment becomes effec
 
tive after November 28, 2012 with respect to the 1.875% 2020
Notes, March 6, 2013 with respect to the 2.500% 2023 Notes and
 
December 11, 2012 with respect to the
 
2032 Notes, on the
next Interest Payment Date we would be required to
 
pay additional amounts as provided or referred to below under
 
“—
Payment Without Withholding”
 
and (b) the requirement cannot be avoided by our taking reasonable
 
measures available to us,
we may at our option, having given not less than 30
 
nor more than 60 days’ notice to the holders of the Notes (which
 
notice
shall be irrevocable), redeem all, but not a portion of,
 
the Notes at any time at their principal amount together with interest
accrued to, but excluding, the date of redemption provided
 
that no such notice of redemption shall be given earlier
 
than 90
days prior to the earliest date on which we would be obliged
 
to pay such additional amounts were a payment in respect
 
of the
Notes then due. Prior to the publication of any notice
 
of redemption pursuant to this paragraph, we shall deliver
 
to the trustee
a certificate signed by two of our executive officers
 
stating that the requirement referred to in (a) above will
 
apply on the next
Interest Payment Date and setting forth a statement of facts
 
showing that the conditions precedent to the right of AT&T
 
so to
redeem have occurred, cannot be avoided by us taking reasonable
 
measures available to us and an opinion of independent
legal advisers of recognized international standing to the
 
effect that AT&T
 
has or will become obliged to pay such additional
amounts as a result of the change or amendment, in
 
each case to be held by the trustee and made available for viewing
 
at the
offices of the trustee on request by any
 
holder of the Notes.
 
 
 
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Payment Without Withholding
 
All payments in respect of the Notes by or on behalf of
 
AT&T
 
shall be made without withholding or deduction for,
or on account of, any present or future taxes, duties, assessments
 
or governmental charges of whatever nature
 
(“Taxes”)
imposed, collected, withheld, assessed or levied by or
 
on behalf of the Relevant Jurisdiction, unless the withholding
 
or
deduction of the Taxes
 
is required by law.
 
In that event, we will pay such additional amounts to a holder
 
who is a United
States Alien (as defined below) as may be necessary in
 
order that the net amounts received by the holder after the
withholding or deduction shall equal the respective amounts
 
which would have been receivable in respect of the
 
Notes in the
absence of the withholding or deduction; except that no
 
such additional amounts shall be payable in relation to any
 
payment
in respect of any Note:
 
(a) where such withholding or deduction would not have
 
been so imposed but for:
 
(i) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the existence of any present or former connection between
the holder of the Note (or between a fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member of the holder of
the Note, if such holder is an estate, a trust, a corporation
 
or a partnership) and the United States, including,
without limitation, such holder (or such fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member) being or
having been a citizen or resident or treated as a resident
 
thereof, or being or having been engaged in trade
or business or presence therein, or having or having had
 
a permanent establishment therein;
 
(ii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the present or former status of the holder of the Note
 
as a
personal holding company,
 
a foreign personal holding company,
 
a passive foreign investment company,
 
or
a controlled foreign corporation for United States federal
 
income tax purposes or a corporation which
accumulates earnings to avoid United States federal income
 
tax;
 
(iii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the past or present or future status of the holder of the Note
as the actual or constructive owner of 10% or more
 
of either the total combined voting power of all classes
of stock of AT&T
 
entitled to vote if AT&T
 
was treated as a corporation, or the capital or profits interest in
AT&T,
 
if AT&T
 
is treated as a partnership for United States federal income tax
 
purposes or as a bank
receiving interest described in Section 881(c) (3) (A)
 
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; or
 
(iv) the failure by the holder of the Note to comply with
 
any certification, identification or other
reporting requirements concerning the nationality,
 
residence, identity or connection with the United States
(in the case of payment by AT&T)
 
of such holder, if compliance is required
 
by statute or by regulation as a
precondition to exemption from such withholding
 
or deduction;
 
(b) in the case of payment by AT&T
 
to any United States Alien, if such person is a fiduciary or
 
partnership
or other than the sole beneficial owner of any such payment,
 
to the extent that a beneficiary or settlor with respect to
such fiduciary, a
 
member of such partnership or the beneficial owner would not
 
have been entitled to the additional
amounts had such beneficiary,
 
settlor, member or beneficial owner
 
been the bearer of such Note. 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;
 
(c) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is as a
 
result of the imposition of any gift, inheritance,
estate, sales, transfer, personal property
 
or any similar tax, assessment or other governmental charge;
 
(d) to, or to a third party on behalf of, a holder who is liable for
 
the Taxes in respect
 
of the Notes by reason
of his having any or some present or former connection,
 
including but not limited to fiscal residency,
 
fiscal deemed
residency and substantial interest shareholdings, with the
 
Relevant Jurisdiction, other than the mere holding of the
Notes;
 
(e) presented for payment more than 30 days after the
 
Relevant Date except to the extent that a holder
would have been entitled to additional amounts on
 
presenting the relevant Notes for payment on the last day of the
period of 30 days assuming that day to have been an Interest
 
Payment Date;
 
 
 
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(f) any tax, assessment or other governmental charge
 
required to be withheld by any paying agent from
 
any
payment of principal or of interest on any Notes, if such
 
payment can be made without withholding by any other
paying agent;
 
(g) 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 our 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;
 
(h) 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 becomes effective
 
after the day on which the
payment becomes due or is duly provided for,
 
whichever occurs later; or
 
(i) any combination of (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g)
 
or (h).
 
Interpretation
 
As used in this description:
 
(a) “Relevant Date” means the date on which the payment
 
first becomes due but, if the full amount of the
money payable has not been received by the trustee on
 
or before the due date, it means the date which is seven days
after the date on which, the full amount of the money
 
having been so received, notice to that effect shall have
 
been
duly given to the holders of Notes by us; and
 
(b) “Relevant Jurisdiction” means the State of Delaware
 
and the United States or any political subdivision
or any authority thereof or therein having power to tax or
 
any other jurisdiction or any political subdivision or any
authority thereof or therein having power to tax to which
 
we become subject in respect of payments made by it of
principal and interest on the Notes.
 
Additional Amounts
 
Any reference in the terms of the Notes of each series 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.
 
Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of the
 
Notes, create and issue further
notes ranking equally and ratably with such series of 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 the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued
pursuant to a resolution of our board of directors, a
 
supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’
 
certificate pursuant to
the Indenture.
 
Governing Law
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
 
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company,
 
or to buy substantially all of the assets of another company.
 
However, we
may not take any of these actions unless all the following
 
conditions are met:
 
 
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Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change
 
the right of holders to waive an existing default by majority
 
vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except for clarifying changes and certain other changes
 
that would not adversely affect holders
of the securities. The same vote would be required for us
 
to obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot
obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms and other changes that would not
materially adversely affect holders of the
 
securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
 
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For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken
 
only by persons who are holders of outstanding securities of
 
that series on the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security
 
holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
 
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We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all event
 
s
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special
 
duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture, including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and brings
such holder’s own lawsuit or other formal
 
legal action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s
 
rights or protect such
holder’s interests relating to the securities, the following
 
must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
 
 
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Waiver of Default
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or broker
 
s
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to
 
make or cancel
a declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The Bank of New York
Mellon may perform various commercial banking and
 
investment banking services for us and our subsidiaries from time
 
to
time in the ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 2.650% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2021, THE 2.400% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2024,
 
THE
3.500% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2025 AND THE 3.375% GLOBAL
 
NOTES DUE 2034
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the 2.650% Global Notes due 2021 (the “2021 Notes”),
 
the 2.400% Global Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”), the
 
3.500%
Global Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) and the 3.375%
 
Global Notes due 2034 (the “2034 Notes” and, together
 
with the
2021 Notes, the 2024 Notes and the 2025 Notes, the “Notes”).
 
For a complete description of the terms and provisions
 
of the
Notes, please refer to the Indenture,
 
which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2019 and to the forms of Notes, which are
 
filed as exhibits to the Form 8-As filed with the Securities
 
and
Exchange Commission on November 13, 2013 and June
 
11, 2014.
 
General
 
The 2021 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,000,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2021
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2021 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on December 17, 2021;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.650% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2024 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,600,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2024
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2024 Notes as described
 
under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on March 15, 2024;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.400% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2025 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,000,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2025
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2025 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on December 17, 2025;
 
 
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bear interest at the rate of 3.500% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2034 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €500,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2034
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2034 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on March 15, 2034;
 
bear interest at the rate of 3.375% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. Each series of Notes constitutes a separate
 
series under the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and in minimum denominations of
 
€100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof.
 
Principal
and interest payments on the Notes are payable by us in
 
euro. Payments of principal, interest and additional amounts, if
 
any,
in respect of the Notes will be made to Euroclear
 
System, Clearstream Banking S.A. or such nominee or common
 
depositary,
as the case may be, as registered holder thereof. Under
 
the terms of the Indenture, if the euro ceases to exist when
 
payments
on the Notes are due under any circumstances, AT&T
 
may supplement the Indenture to allow for payment in U.S. dollars.
The principal and interest payable in U.S. dollars on a
 
Note at maturity, or upon
 
redemption, will be paid by wire transfer of
immediately available funds against presentation of a
 
Note at the office of the paying agent.
For purposes of the Notes, a business day means a business day
 
in the City of New York
 
and London.
Interest
The 2021 Notes bear interest at the rate of 2.650% per
 
annum, the 2024 Notes bear interest at the rate of 2.400% per
annum, the 2025 Notes bear interest at the rate of 3.500%
 
per annum and the 2034 Notes bear interest at the rate
 
of 3.375%
per annum.
 
We pay interest
 
on the 2021 Notes and 2025 Notes annually in arrears on December
 
17, commencing on December
17, 2014, to the persons in whose names the 2021
 
Notes and 2025 Notes are registered at the close of business on the
December 1 preceding the interest payment date. The
 
2021 Notes will mature on December 17, 2021 and the 2025 Notes will
mature on December 17, 2025.
We pay interest
 
on the 2024 Notes and 2034 Notes annually in arrears on March
 
15, commencing on March 15,
2015, to the persons in whose names the 2024 Notes
 
and 2034 Notes are registered at the close of business on
 
the business
day preceding the interest payment date. The 2024
 
Notes will mature on March 15, 2024 and the 2034 Notes will mature on
March 15, 2034.
 
Interest on the Notes is computed on the basis of the actual
 
number of days in the period for which interest is being
calculated and the actual number of days from and including
 
the last date on which interest was paid on the Notes, to
 
but
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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excluding the next scheduled interest payment date.
 
This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)
as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Market
 
Association.
 
Optional Redemption
At any time prior to the applicable Par Call Date (as set forth
 
in the table below), the Notes will be redeemable, as a
whole or in part, at our option, at any time and from time
 
to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior
 
notice
mailed to the registered address of each holder of the
 
Notes of such series to be redeemed. The redemption price will be
 
equal
to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of
 
the Notes of such series to be redeemed or (2) the sum of the present
values of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined
 
below) discounted to the redemption date, on an annual
 
basis
(ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)), at a rate equal to the
 
Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus a number
 
of basis points equal to
the applicable Make-Whole Spread (as set forth in
 
the table below). In either case, accrued interest will be payable
 
to the
redemption date. At any time on or after the applicable
 
Par Call Date (as set forth in the table below), we have the
 
option to
redeem the Notes, as a whole or in part, at our option,
 
at any time and from time to time, on at least 30 days’, but not
 
more
than 60 days’, prior notice mailed to the registered address of
 
each holder of the Notes of such series to be redeemed,
 
at a
redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount
 
of such series of Notes to be redeemed. Accrued interest will be
payable to the redemption date.
 
Series
Par Call Date
Make-Whole Spread
2021 Notes
September 17, 2021
25 bps
2024 Notes
December 15, 2023
15 bps
2025 Notes
September 17, 2025
30 bps
2034 Notes
 
December 15, 2033
20 bps
 
Treasury Rate
” means the price, expressed as a percentage (rounded
 
to three decimal places, 0.0005 being rounded
upwards), at which the gross redemption yield on the Notes
 
of the applicable series, if they were to be purchased at
 
such price
on the third dealing day prior to the date fixed for redemption,
 
would be equal to the gross redemption yield on such dealing
day of the Reference Bond (as defined below) on the
 
basis of the middle market price of the Reference Bond
 
prevailing at
11:00 a.m. (London time) on such
 
dealing day as determined by the Company or an investment bank
 
appointed by the
Company.
 
Reference Bond
” means, in relation to any Treasury Rate calculation,
 
a German government bond whose maturity
is closest to the maturity of the Notes of the applicable
 
series, or if the Company or an investment bank appointed
 
by the
Company considers that such similar bond is not
 
in issue, such other German government bond as the Company
 
or an
investment bank appointed by the Company,
 
with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in,
 
German
government bonds selected by the Company or an investment
 
bank appointed by the Company,
 
determine to be appropriate
for determining such Treasury Rate.
 
Remaining Scheduled Payments
” means, with respect to each Note of a series to be redeemed,
 
the remaining
scheduled payments of principal of and interest on
 
such 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 applicable series of Notes, the amount
of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on
 
the Notes will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the
Notes to 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with a 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 of a series to be redeemed will be made by the trustee
by lot or by such other method as the trustee in its sole discretion
 
deems to be fair and appropriate.
 
 
 
 
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Redemption for Taxation
 
Reasons
If (a) as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws
 
or regulations of a Relevant Jurisdiction (as defined
below under “Interpretation”), or any change in the official
 
interpretation of the laws or regulations of a Relevant
Jurisdiction, which change or amendment becomes effective
 
after November 5, 2013 with respect to the 2021 Notes and
 
2025
Notes and after June 4, 2014 with respect to the 2024
 
Notes and 2034 Notes, on the next Interest Payment Date we would
 
be
required to pay additional amounts as provided or referred
 
to below under “— Payment Without Withholding”
 
and (b) the
requirement cannot be avoided by our taking reasonable
 
measures available to us, we may at our option, having given
 
not
less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice to the holders
 
of the Notes (which notice shall be irrevocable), redeem all,
 
but not
a portion of, the Notes at any time at their principal amount
 
together with interest accrued to, but excluding, the date of
redemption provided that no such notice of redemption
 
shall be given earlier than 90 days prior to the earliest date
 
on which
we would be obliged to pay such additional amounts were a
 
payment in respect of the Notes then due. Prior to the publication
of any notice of redemption pursuant to this paragraph,
 
we shall deliver to the trustee a certificate signed by two of our
executive officers stating that the requirement
 
referred to in (a) above will apply on the next Interest Payment
 
Date and
setting forth a statement of facts showing that the conditions
 
precedent to the right of AT&T
 
so to redeem have occurred,
cannot be avoided by us taking reasonable measures available
 
to us and an opinion of independent legal advisers of
recognized international standing to the effect
 
that AT&T
 
has or will become obliged to pay such additional amounts as a
result of the change or amendment, in each case to be
 
held by the trustee and made available for viewing at the offices
 
of the
trustee on request by any holder of the Notes.
 
Payment Without Withholding
 
All payments in respect of the Notes by or on behalf of
 
AT&T
 
shall be made without withholding or deduction for,
or on account of, any present or future taxes, duties, assessments
 
or governmental charges of whatever nature
 
(“Taxes”)
imposed, collected, withheld, assessed or levied by or
 
on behalf of the Relevant Jurisdiction, unless the withholding
 
or
deduction of the Taxes
 
is required by law.
 
In that event, we will pay such additional amounts to a holder
 
who is a United
States Alien (as defined below) as may be necessary in
 
order that the net amounts received by the holder after the
withholding or deduction shall equal the respective amounts
 
which would have been receivable in respect of the
 
Notes in the
absence of the withholding or deduction; except that no
 
such additional amounts shall be payable in relation to any
 
payment
in respect of any Note:
 
(a) where such withholding or deduction would not have
 
been so imposed but for:
 
(i) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the existence of any present or former connection between
the holder of the Note (or between a fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member of the holder of
the Note, if such holder is an estate, a trust, a corporation
 
or a partnership) and the United States, including,
without limitation, such holder (or such fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member) being or
having been a citizen or resident or treated as a resident
 
thereof, or being or having been engaged in trade
or business or presence therein, or having or having had
 
a permanent establishment therein;
 
(ii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the present or former status of the holder of the Note
 
as a
personal holding company,
 
a foreign personal holding company,
 
a passive foreign investment company,
 
or
a controlled foreign corporation for United States federal
 
income tax purposes or a corporation which
accumulates earnings to avoid United States federal income
 
tax;
 
(iii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the past or present or future status of the holder of the Note
as the actual or constructive owner of 10% or more
 
of either the total combined voting power of all classes
of stock of AT&T
 
entitled to vote if AT&T
 
was treated as a corporation, or the capital or profits interest in
AT&T,
 
if AT&
 
T
 
is treated as a partnership for United States federal income tax
 
purposes or as a bank
receiving interest described in Section 881(c) (3) (A)
 
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; or
 
(iv) the failure by the holder of the Note to comply with
 
any certification, identification or other
reporting requirements concerning the nationality,
 
residence, identity or connection with the United States
(in the case of payment by AT&T
 
)
 
of such holder, if compliance is required
 
by statute or by regulation as a
precondition to exemption from such withholding
 
or deduction;
 
(b) in the case of payment by AT&T
 
to any United States Alien, if such person is a fiduciary or
 
partnership
or other than the sole beneficial owner of any such payment,
 
to the extent that a beneficiary or settlor with respect to
 
 
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such fiduciary, a
 
member of such partnership or the beneficial owner would not
 
have been entitled to the additional
amounts had such beneficiary,
 
settlor, member or beneficial owner
 
been the bearer of such Note. 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;
 
(c) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is as a
 
result of the imposition of any gift, inheritance,
estate, sales, transfer, personal property
 
or any similar tax, assessment or other governmental charge;
 
(d) to, or to a third party on behalf of, a holder who is liable for
 
the Taxes in respect
 
of the Notes by reason
of his having any or some present or former connection,
 
including but not limited to fiscal residency,
 
fiscal deemed
residency and substantial interest shareholdings, with the
 
Relevant Jurisdiction, other than the mere holding of the
Notes;
 
(e) presented for payment more than 30 days after the
 
Relevant Date except to the extent that a holder
would have been entitled to additional amounts on
 
presenting the relevant Notes for payment on the last day of the
period of 30 days assuming that day to have been an Interest
 
Payment Date;
 
(f) any tax, assessment or other governmental charge
 
required to be withheld by any paying agent from
 
any
payment of principal or of interest on any Notes, if such
 
payment can be made without withholding by any other
paying agent;
 
(g) 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 our 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;
 
(h) 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 becomes effective
 
after the day on which the
payment becomes due or is duly provided for,
 
whichever occurs later; or
 
(i) any combination of (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g)
 
or (h).
 
Interpretation
 
As used in this description:
(a) “Relevant Date” means the date on which the payment
 
first becomes due but, if the full amount of the
money payable has not been received by the trustee on
 
or before the due date, it means the date which is seven days
after the date on which, the full amount of the money
 
having been so received, notice to that effect shall have
 
been
duly given to the holders of Notes by us; and
 
(b) “Relevant Jurisdiction” means the State of Delaware
 
and the United States or any political subdivision
or any authority thereof or therein having power to tax or
 
any other jurisdiction or any political subdivision or any
authority thereof or therein having power to tax to which
 
we become subject in respect of payments made by it of
principal and interest on the Notes.
 
Additional Amounts
 
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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Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of the
 
Notes, create and issue further
notes ranking equally and ratably with such series of 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 the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued
pursuant to a resolution of our board of directors, a
 
supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’
 
certificate pursuant to
the Indenture.
 
Governing Law
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events
 
of Default — What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
 
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in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities
 
that are entitled to vote or take other action under the
 
Indenture. However, the Indenture
 
does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
 
 
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We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security
 
holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event
 
of default occurs, the trustee will have some special duties. In
 
that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture, including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
 
 
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to it, the holders
 
of a majority in principal amount of the relevant series of debt
 
securities may direct the time, method and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and bring such
holder’s own lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s rights
 
or protect such holder’s
interests relating to the securities, the following must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
Waiver of Default
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to
 
make or cancel
a declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The
Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. may perform various commercial banking and investment
 
banking services
for us and our subsidiaries from time to time in the
 
ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 1.450% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2022, THE 2.750% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023,
 
THE
1.050% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2023, THE 1.300% GLOBAL NOTES
 
DUE 2023, THE 1.950% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE 2023, THE 1.800% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2026,
 
THE 2.350% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2029, THE 2.600%
GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2029, THE 2.450% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2035 AND THE 3.150% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
2036
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the 1.450% Global Notes due 2022
 
(the “2022 Notes”), the 2.750% Global Notes due 2023 (the
 
“2.750% 2023 Notes”), the
1.050% Global Notes due 2023 (the “1.050% 2023
 
Notes”), the 1.300% Global Notes due 2023 (the “1.300% 2023 Notes”),
the 1.950% Global Notes due 2023 (the “1.950% 2023
 
Notes”), the 1.800% Global Notes due 2026 (the “1.800% 2026
Notes”), the 2.350% Global Notes due 2029 (the “2.350%
 
2029 Notes”), the 2.600% Global Notes due 2029 (the “2.600%
2029 Notes”), the 2.450% Global Notes due 2035
 
(the 2035 Notes”) and the 3.150% Global Notes due 2036
 
(the “2036
Notes” and, together with the 2022 Notes, 2.750% 2023 Notes,
 
1.050% 2023 Notes, 1.300% 2023 Notes, 1.950% 2023
 
Notes,
the 1.800% 2026 Notes, the 2.350% 2029 Notes, the
 
2.600% 2029 Notes and the 2035 Notes, the “Notes”). For a complete
description of the terms and provisions
 
of the Notes, please refer to the Indenture,
 
which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
 
31, 2019 and to the forms of Notes, which are
 
filed as exhibits to
the Form 8-As filed with the Securities and Exchange
 
Commission on December 2, 2014, March 9,
 
2015, March 24, 2016,
June 21, 2017, December 19, 2018 and June 5, 2019.
General
The 2022 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,500,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2022
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2022 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on June 1, 2022;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.450% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2.750% 2023 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €426,473,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2.750%
 
2023 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 2.750% 2023 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on May 19, 2023;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.750% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
 
 
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The 1.050% 2023 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €450,273,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 1.050%
 
2023 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 1.050% 2023 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on September 5, 2023;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.050% per annum, payab
 
le annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 1.300% 2023 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,250,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 1.300%
 
2023 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 1.300% 2023 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on September 5, 2023;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.300% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 1.950% 2023 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €535,591,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 1.950%
 
2023 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 1.950% 2023 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on September 15, 2023;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.950% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 1.800% 2026 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,489,219,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 1.800%
 
2026 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 1.800% 2026 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
 
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mature on September 5, 2026;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.800% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2.350% 2029 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,260,469,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2.350%
 
2029 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 2.350% 2029 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on September 5, 2029;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.350% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2.600% 2029 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €800,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2.600%
 
2029 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 2.600% 2029 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on December 17, 2029;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.600% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2035 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,250,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2035
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2035 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on March 15, 2035;
 
bear interest at the rate of 2.450% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
 
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are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2036 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,750,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2036
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2036 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on September 4, 2036;
 
bear interest at the rate of 3.150% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described
 
below under “— Optional Redemption” and in connection
 
with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
 
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. Each series of Notes constitutes a separate
 
series under the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and in minimum denominations of
 
€100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof.
 
Principal
and interest payments on the Notes are payable by us in
 
euro. Payments of principal, interest and additional amounts, if
 
any,
in respect of the Notes will be made to Euroclear
 
System, Clearstream Banking S.A. or such nominee or common
 
depositary,
as the case may be, as registered holder thereof. Under
 
the terms of the Indenture, if the euro ceases to exist when
 
payments
on the Notes are due under any circumstances, AT&T
 
may supplement the Indenture to allow for payment in U.S. dollars.
The principal and interest payable in U.S. dollars on a
 
Note at maturity, or upon
 
redemption, will be paid by wire transfer of
immediately available funds against presentation of a
 
Note at the office of the paying agent.
For purposes of the 2022 Notes, 1.050% 2023 Notes, 2.750% 2023
 
Notes, 1.950% 2023 Notes, 1.800% 2026 Notes,
2.350% 2029 Notes, 2.600% 2029 Notes and the 2036
 
Notes, a business day means any day other than a Saturday
 
or Sunday
and that, in the City of New York
 
or the City of London, is not a day on which banking institutions
 
are generally authorized
or obligated by law to close, and is a day on which the
 
Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross
 
Settlement Express
Transfer (TARGET)
 
System, or any successor thereto, operates.
 
For purposes of the 1.300% 2023 Notes and the 2035 Notes,
 
a business day means a business day in the City of New
York
 
and London.
 
Interest
The interest rate per annum, annual interest payment date,
 
date of commencement of interest payment and the
maturity date of each series of Notes are set forth
 
in the table below. We
 
pay interest on the Notes annually in arrears to the
persons in whose names the Notes are registered at the
 
close of business on the business day preceding the respective interest
payment date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Series
Interest
Rate
Interest Payment
Date
Commencement of Interest
Payment
Maturity Date
2022 Notes
1.450%
June 1
June 1, 2015
June 1, 2022
2.750% 2023 Notes
2.750%
May 19
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2023
1.050% 2023 Notes
1.050%
September 4*
September 4, 2019
September 5, 2023
1.300% 2023 Notes
1.300%
September 5
September 5, 2015
September 5, 2023
1.950% 2023 Notes
1.950%
September 15
September 15, 2019
September 15, 2023
1.800% 2026 Notes
1.800%
September 4*
September 4, 2019
September 5, 2026
2.350% 2029 Notes
2.350%
September 4*
September 4, 2019
September 5, 2029
2.600% 2029 Notes
2.600%
December 17
December 17, 2015
December 17, 2029
2035 Notes
2.450%
March 15
March 15, 2016
March 15, 2035
2036 Notes
3.150%
September 4
September 4, 2017
September 4, 2036
* We will also pay
 
interest on this series of Notes on its maturity date in
 
an amount calculated for the one day period since
the last annual interest payment date.
Interest on the Notes is computed on the basis of the actual
 
number of days in the period for which interest is being
calculated and the actual number of days from and including
 
the last date on which interest was paid on the Notes, to
 
but
excluding the next scheduled interest payment date.
 
This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)
as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Market
 
Association.
 
Optional Redemption
 
Each series of Notes (other than the 2.750% 2023 Notes) may
 
be redeemed at any time prior to the applicable Par
Call Date (as set forth in the table below), as a whole
 
or in part, at our option, at any time and from time to time
 
on at least 30
days’, but not more than 60 days’ (or,
 
with respect to the 1.950% 2023 Notes, at least 15 days’, but
 
not more than 45 days’),
prior notice sent to the registered address of each holder
 
of the Notes of such series to be redeemed. The redemption
 
price
will be calculated by us and will be equal to the greater
 
of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes of such
 
series to be
redeemed or (2) the sum of the present values of the Remaining
 
Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the
redemption date, on an annual basis (ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)),
 
at a rate equal to the Treasury Rate (as
 
defined below)
plus a number of basis points equal to the applicable Make-Whole
 
Spread (as set forth in the table below). In the case of
 
each
of clauses (1) and (2), accrued interest will be payable
 
to the redemption date. Each series of Notes (other than the 2.750%
2023 Notes) may be redeemed at any time on or after
 
the applicable Par Call Date, as a whole or in part, at our
 
option, at any
time and from time to time, on at least 30 days’,
 
but not more than 60 days’
 
(or, with respect to the 1.950% 2023
 
Notes, at
least 15 days’, but not more than 45 days’), prior notice
 
sent to the registered address of each holder of the Notes of
 
such
series, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal
 
amount of such series of Notes to be redeemed. Accrued
 
interest
will be payable to the redemption date. We
 
will calculate the redemption price in connection with any
 
redemption hereunder.
 
Series
Par Call Date
Make-Whole Spread
2022 Notes
March 1, 2022
20 bps
1.050% 2023 Notes
August 4, 2023
20 bps
1.300% 2023 Notes
June 5, 2023
20 bps
1.950% 2023 Notes
June 15, 2023
25 bps
1.800% 2026 Notes
June 4, 2026
25 bps
2.350% 2029 Notes
June 4, 2029
35 bps
2.600% 2029 Notes
September 17, 2029
25 bps
2035 Notes
December 15, 2034
25 bps
2036 Notes
June 4, 2036
35 bps
 
 
 
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The 2.750% 2023 Notes may be redeemed as a whole or
 
in part, at our option, at any time and from time to time, on
at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice
 
sent to the registered address of each holder of the 2.750% 2023
Notes. The redemption price will be equal to the greater
 
of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the 2.750% 2023
 
Notes to be
redeemed or (2) the sum of the present values of the Remaining
 
Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted to the
redemption date, on an annual basis (ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)),
 
at a rate equal to the Treasury Rate (as
 
defined below)
and 25 basis points. In either case, accrued but unpaid
 
interest will be payable to the redemption date. We
 
will calculate the
redemption price in connection with any redemption hereunder.
Treasury Rate
” means the price, expressed as a percentage (and,
 
with respect to the 2022 Notes, 2.750% 2023
Notes, 1.950% 2023 Notes and 2.600% 2029 Notes, rounded
 
to three decimal places, 0.0005 being rounded upwards),
 
at
which the gross redemption yield on the Notes of the
 
applicable series, if they were to be purchased at such price on the
 
third
dealing day prior to the date fixed for redemption, would
 
be equal to the gross redemption yield on such dealing day
 
of the
applicable Reference Bond (as defined below) on the
 
basis of the middle market price of the Reference Bond
 
prevailing at
11:00 a.m. (London time) on such
 
dealing day as determined by the Company or an investment bank
 
appointed by the
Company.
 
 
Reference Bond
” means, in relation to any Treasury Rate calculation,
 
a German government bond whose maturity
is closest to the maturity of the Notes of the applicable
 
series, or if the Company or an investment bank appointed
 
by the
Company considers that such similar bond is no
 
t
 
in issue, such other German government bond as the Company
 
or an
investment bank appointed by the Company,
 
with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in,
 
German
government bonds selected by the Company or an investment
 
bank appointed by the Company,
 
determine to be appropriate
for determining such Treasury Rate.
 
 
Remaining Scheduled Payments
” means, with respect to each Note of a series to be redeemed,
 
the remaining
scheduled payments of principal of and interest on
 
such 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 applicable series of Notes, the amount
of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on
 
the Notes will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the
Notes 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with a 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 of a series to be redeemed will be made by the trustee
by lot or (i) with respect to the 1.050% 2023 Notes, 1.800%
 
2026 Notes, 2.350% 2029 Notes and 2036 Notes, pursuant
 
to
applicable depositary procedures and (ii) with respect
 
to the 2022 Notes, 2.750% 2023 Notes, 1.300% 2023 Notes, 1.950%
2023 Notes, 2.600% 2029 Notes and 2035 Notes, by such
 
other method as the trustee in its sole discretion deems
 
to be fair
and appropriate.
 
Payment of Additional Amounts
 
We will, subject to
 
the exceptions and limitations set forth below,
 
pay as additional interest on the Notes such
additional amounts as are necessary so that the net payment
 
by us or our paying agent of the principal of and interest
 
on the
Notes 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 the Notes 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.
 
Our 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:
 
 
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(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;
 
(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 us)
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 the Notes 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 heading “—Payment of Additional Amounts” and
 
under
the heading “—Redemption Upon a Tax
 
Event,” we do 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 of each series 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) we become or will become obligated to pay additional
 
amounts with respect to any Notes as described herein
under the heading “—Payment of 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 the date
 
set forth in the
table below with respect to the relevant series of
 
Notes or (b) a taxing authority of the United States takes an action
 
on or
after the date set forth in the table below with respect to
 
the relevant series of Notes, whether or not with respect to us or
 
any
of our affiliates, that results in a substantial probability
 
that we will or may be required to pay such additional amounts,
 
then
we may, at our
 
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 we 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
 
we will or may be required to pay the additional amounts described
herein under the heading “—Payment of Additional
 
Amounts” and we shall have delivered to the trustee a certificate,
 
signed
by a duly authorized officer,
 
stating that based on such opinion we are entitled to redeem
 
the Notes pursuant to their terms.
 
Series
Relevant Date of Taxation
 
Change
2022 Notes
November 20, 2014
 
2.750% 2023 Notes
March 21, 2016
1.050% 2023 Notes
February 15, 2018
1.300% 2023 Notes
February 23, 2015
 
1.950% 2023 Notes
June 5, 2019
1.800% 2026 Notes
February 15, 2018
2.350% 2029 Notes
February 15, 2018
2.600% 2029 Notes
November 20, 2014
 
2035 Notes
February 23, 2015
2036 Notes
June 7, 2017
 
 
Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of any
 
series of the Notes, create and issue
further notes ranking equally and ratably with such series
 
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 of the applicable series. Any further
 
notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of our
board of directors, a supplement to the Indenture, or under
 
an officers’
 
certificate pursuant to the Indenture.
 
Governing Law
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
 
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
 
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The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
 
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For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
 
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We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare
 
the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special
 
duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture,
 
including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and brings
such holder’s own lawsuit or other formal
 
legal action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s
 
rights or protect such
holder’s interests relating to the securities, the following
 
must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
 
 
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Waiver of Default
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to make
 
or cancel a
declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The Bank
of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. may perform various commercial banking and investment banking
 
services for us
and our subsidiaries from time to time in the ordinary course of
 
business.
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 0.250% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2026, THE 0.800% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2030
 
AND
THE 1.800% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2039
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the 0.250% Global Notes due 2026
 
(the “0.250% 2026 Notes”), the 0.800% Global Notes due
 
2030 (the “2030 Notes”) and
the 1.800% Global Notes due 2039 (the “2039 Notes” and,
 
together with the 0.250% 2026 Notes and the 2030
 
Notes, the
“Notes”). For a complete description of the terms and
 
provisions of the Notes, please refer
 
to the Indenture, which is filed as
an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
 
31, 2019 and to the forms of Notes, which
are filed as exhibits to the Form 8-A
 
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September
 
11, 2019.
 
General
The 0.250% 2026 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,000,000,000, which remains
 
the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 0.250%
 
2026 Notes which may be of the same series
as the 0.250% 2026 Notes as described under “— Further
 
Issues”;
 
mature on March 4, 2026;
 
bear interest at the rate of 0.250% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redem
 
ption Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2030 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €1,250,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2030
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2030 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on March 4, 2030;
 
bear interest at the rate of 0.800% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2039 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of €750,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2039
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2039 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on September 14, 2039;
 
bear interest at the rate of 1.800% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
 
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are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. Each series of Notes constitutes a separate
 
series under the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and in minimum denominations of
 
€100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof.
 
Principal
and interest payments on the Notes are payable by us in
 
euro. Payments of principal, interest and additional amounts, if
 
any,
in respect of the Notes will be made to Euroclear
 
System, Clearstream Banking S.A. or such nominee or common
 
depositary,
as the case may be, as registered holder thereof. Under
 
the terms of the Indenture, if the euro ceases to exist when
 
payments
on the Notes are due under any circumstances, AT&T
 
may supplement the Indenture to allow for payment in U.S. dollars.
The principal and interest payable in U.S. dollars on a
 
Note at maturity, or upon
 
redemption, will be paid by wire transfer of
immediately available funds against presentation of a
 
Note at the office of the paying agent.
For purposes of the Notes, a business day means any day
 
that is not a Saturday or Sunday and that, in the City of
New York
 
or the City of London, is not a day on which banking institutions
 
are generally authorized or obligated by law to
close.
Interest
The 0.250% 2026 Notes bear interest at the rate of 0.250% per
 
annum, the 2030 Notes bear interest at the rate of
0.800% per annum and the 2039 Notes bear interest at the
 
rate of 1.800% per annum. We
 
pay interest on the 0.250% 2026
Notes and the 2030 Notes annually in arrears on each March
 
4, commencing on March 4, 2020, to the persons in whose
names the 0.250% 2026 Notes and the 2030 Notes are
 
registered at the close of business on the business day preceding
 
the
interest payment date. We
 
pay interest on the 2039 Notes annually in arrears on each
 
September 14, commencing on
September 14, 2020, to the persons in whose names
 
the 2039 Notes are registered at the close of business on
 
the business day
preceding the interest payment date. The 0.250% 2026
 
Notes will mature on March 4, 2026, the 2030 Notes will mature
 
on
March 4, 2030 and the 2039 Notes will mature on
 
September 14, 2039.
Interest on the Notes will be computed on the basis of
 
the actual number of days in the period for which interest is
being calculated and the actual number of days from and
 
including the last date on which interest was paid on the
 
Notes (or
September 11, 2019, if no interest has been
 
paid on the Notes), to but excluding the next scheduled interest payment
 
date.
This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL
 
(ICMA) as defined in the rulebook of the International
Capital Market Association.
Because the first payment of interest on the 2039 Notes is more
 
than one year from the issue date of the 2039 Notes,
the 2039 Notes will be treated for U.S. federal income
 
tax purposes as issued with original issue discount (“OID”) in
 
an
amount equal to the excess of the principal amount
 
and interest payments on the 2039 Notes over the issue price
 
for the 2039
Notes. Accordingly,
 
United States holders of the 2039 Notes will generally be
 
required to accrue such OID for U.S. tax
purposes on a constant yield basis over the term of the
 
2039 Notes even if the holder is otherwise subject to the cash basis
method of tax accounting. Such holders, however,
 
will generally not be required to include the stated interest payments
 
on
the 2039 Notes in income for U.S. tax purposes.
Optional Redemption
Each series of Notes may be redeemed at any time prior
 
to the applicable Par Call Date (as set forth in the table
below), as a whole or in part, at our option, at any
 
time and from time to time on at least 30 days’, but not more than
60 days’, prior notice sent to the registered address of
 
each holder of the Notes of such series to be redeemed. The
 
redemption
price will be calculated by us and will be equal to the
 
greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes of
 
such series
to be redeemed or (2) the sum of the present values
 
of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below)
 
discounted to
the redemption date, on an annual basis (ACTUAL/ACTUAL
 
(ICMA)), at a rate equal to the sum of the Treasury
 
Rate (as
defined below) plus a number of basis points equal
 
to the applicable Make-Whole Spread (as set forth in the table below).
 
In
the case of each of clauses (1) and (2), accrued but unpaid
 
interest will be payable to the redemption date. At any time
 
on or
after the applicable Par Call Date (as set forth in the
 
table below), the Notes may be redeemed, as a whole or in
 
part, at our
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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option, at any time and from time to time, on at least 30
 
days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior notice sent to the
 
registered
address of each holder of the Notes of such series to be
 
redeemed, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal
amount of such series of Notes to be redeemed. Accrued
 
interest will be payable to the redemption date.
Series
Par Call Date
Make-Whole Spread
0.250% 2026 Notes
February 4, 2026
20 bps
2030 Notes
December 4, 2029
25 bps
2039 Notes
March 14, 2039
35 bps
 
Treasury Rate
” means the price, expressed as a percentage, at which
 
the gross redemption yield on the Notes of the
applicable series, if they were to be purchased at
 
such price on the third dealing day prior to the date fixed for redemption,
would be equal to the gross redemption yield on such
 
dealing day of the applicable Reference Bond (as defined
 
below) on the
basis of the middle market price of the Reference Bond
 
prevailing at 11:00 a.m. (London time)
 
on such dealing day as
determined by the Company or an investment bank appointed
 
by the Company.
Reference Bond
” means, in relation to any Treasury Rate calculation,
 
a German government bond whose maturity
is closest to the maturity of the Notes of the applicable
 
series, or if the Company or an investment bank appointed
 
by the
Company considers that such similar bond is not
 
in issue, such other German government bond as the Company
 
or an
investment bank appointed by the Company,
 
with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in,
 
German
government bonds selected by the Company or an investment
 
bank appointed by the Company,
 
determine to be appropriate
for determining such Treasury Rate.
Remaining Scheduled Payments
” means, with respect to each Note of a series to be redeemed,
 
the remaining
scheduled payments of principal and interest on such
 
Note that, but for the redemption, would be due after the related
redemption date through the applicable Par Call Date, assuming
 
the applicable series of Notes matured
 
on the Par Call Date
(not including any portion of payments of interest accrued
 
as of the redemption date). If that redemption date is not an
interest payment date with respect to the applicable series
 
of Notes, the amount of the next succeeding scheduled
 
interest
payment on the Notes will be reduced by the amount
 
of interest accrued on the Notes to 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with our 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 of a series to be redeemed will be made by the trustee
by lot or pursuant to applicable depositary procedures.
Payment of Additional Amounts
We will, subject to
 
the exceptions and limitations set forth below,
 
pay as additional interest on the Notes such
additional amounts as are necessary so that the net payment
 
by us or our paying agent of the principal of and interest
 
on the
Notes 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 the Notes 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.
Our 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:
 
 
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(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 fed
 
eral 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 us)
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 the Notes 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 heading “— Payment of Additional Amounts” and under
the heading “— Redemption Upon a Tax
 
Event,” we do 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 of each series 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) we become or will become obligated to pay additional
 
amounts with respect to any Notes as described herein
under the heading “— Payment of 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 September
 
4, 2019 or (b) a
taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after
 
September 4, 2019, whether or not with respect to us or
 
any of
our affiliates, that results in a substantial probability
 
that we will or may be required to pay such additional amounts,
 
then we
may, at our option,
 
redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the applicable series of
 
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 the date fixed for redemption.
 
No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless we
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 we will or may
 
be required to pay the additional amounts described herein under
 
the
heading “— Payment of Additional Amounts” and we shall
 
have delivered to the trustee a certificate, signed by a duly
authorized officer, stating
 
that based on such opinion we are entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant
 
to their terms.
Further Issues
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of any
 
series of the Notes, create and issue
further notes ranking equally and ratably with such series
 
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 of the applicable series. Any
 
further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of our
board of directors, a supplement to the Indenture, or under
 
an officers’ certificate pursuant to the Indenture.
Governing Law
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
 
 
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Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
 
 
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Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
 
 
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Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare
 
the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special
 
duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture,
 
including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and brings
such holder’s own lawsuit or other formal
 
legal action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s
 
rights or protect such
holder’s interests relating to the securities, the following
 
must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
Waiver of Default
The holders of a majority
 
in principal amount of the
 
relevant series of debt securities
 
may waive a default for
 
all the relevant
series of debt securities. If this
 
happens, the default will be treated
 
as if it had not
 
occurred. No one can waive a
 
payment default
on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
Every year
 
we will give
 
to the trustee
 
a written statement
 
of one
 
of our
 
officers certifying
 
that to
 
the best of
 
his or her
knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture
 
and all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee
 
may withhold from
 
holders notice of
 
any uncured default,
 
except for payment
 
defaults, if it
 
determines that
withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
 
 
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Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to
 
make or cancel
a declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
 
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The
Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. may perform various commercial banking and investment
 
banking services
for us and our subsidiaries from time to time in the
 
ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 4.250% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2050
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the 4.250% Global Notes due 2050 (the “Notes”). For
 
a complete description of the terms and provisions
 
of the Notes,
please refer to the Indenture,
 
which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2019 and to the forms of Notes, which are
 
filed as exhibits to the Form 8-A filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission on December 12, 2019.
General
The Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of $1,265,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional Notes
 
which may be of the same series as the Notes as
described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on March 1, 2050;
 
bear interest at the rate of 4.250% per annum, payable
 
semiannually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank pari passu with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. The Notes constitute a single series under
 
the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully registered form
only and in minimum denominations of $100,000 and
 
integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter.
 
Principal and interest payments
on the Notes registered in the name of the depositary
 
or its nominee will be made to the depositary or its nominee,
 
as the case
may be, as the registered owner.
 
For purposes of the Notes, a business day means a business day
 
in The City of New York
 
and Taipei,
 
Taiwan.
Interest
The Notes bear interest at the rate of 4.250% per annum.
 
We will pay interest
 
on our Notes in arrears on each March
1 and September 1 commencing on March 1, 2020
 
to the persons in whose names the Notes are registered at the
 
close of
business on the fifteenth day preceding the respective
 
interest payment date. The Notes will mature on March 1, 2050.
 
Optional Redemption
 
We have the
 
option to redeem all, but not less than all, of the Notes then
 
outstanding on each March 1 on or after
March 1, 2025. In addition, on the first redemption date
 
on which we opt to redeem Notes, we also have the option
 
to instead
only redeem 50% of the aggregate principal amount of
 
the Notes then outstanding. If we opt to redeem 50% of the
 
aggregate
principal amount of the Notes then outstanding on a redemption
 
date, any remaining Notes can be redeemed at our option on
a future redemption date in whole but not in part.
 
Any redemption described in this paragraph must be on
 
not less than 10 nor
more than 40 days’ notice and will be at a redemption
 
price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being
redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding,
 
the date of redemption.
 
On and after the redemption date, interest will cease to accrue
 
on the Notes or the portion of the Notes called for
redemption, unless we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with our 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. If less than all of
 
the Notes are to be redeemed, the Notes to be redeemed shall
 
be
selected pro rata or in accordance with applicable
 
depositary procedures.
 
 
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Payment of Additional Amounts
We will, subject to
 
the exceptions and limitations set forth below,
 
pay as additional interest on the Notes such
additional amounts as are necessary so that the net payment
 
by us or our paying agent of the principal of and interest
 
on the
Notes 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 the Notes 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.
Our 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;
(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 us)
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 the Notes 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 heading “—Payment of Additional
 
Amounts” and under
the heading “—Redemption Upon a Tax
 
Event,” we do 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) we become or will become obligated to pay additional
 
amounts with respect to the Notes as described herein
under the heading “—Payment of 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 December
 
3, 2019 or (b) a
taxing authority of the United States takes an action on or after
 
December 3, 2019, whether or not with respect to us or any
 
of
our affiliates, that results in a substantial probability
 
that we will or may be required to pay such additional amounts,
 
then we
may, at our option,
 
redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the Notes on any interest payment
 
date on not less than 10 nor more
than 40 calendar days’ prior notice, at a redemption price
 
equal to 100% of their principal amount, together with interest
accrued thereon to the date fixed for redemption.
 
No redemption pursuant to (b) above may be made unless we 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 we will or may be required to
 
pay the additional amounts described herein under the
 
heading
“—Payment of Additional Amounts” and we shall have
 
delivered to the trustee a certificate, signed by a duly authorized
officer, stating that
 
based on such opinion we are entitled to redeem the
 
Notes pursuant to their terms.
Further Issues
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of the
 
Notes, create and issue further
notes ranking equally and ratably with such 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, and, to the extent permitted by applicable authorities in
the Republic
 
of China and subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory
 
and listing approvals from such authorities,
including but not limited to the Taipei
 
Exchange and the Taiwan
 
Securities Association, will be fungible for United States
federal income tax purposes with, the Notes.
 
Any further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution
 
of our board of
directors, a supplement to the Indenture, or under an officers’
 
certificate pursuant to the Indenture.
Notices
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.
Prescription Period
Any money that we deposit with the trustee or any
 
paying agent for the payment of principal or any interest on
 
a
Note that remains unclaimed for two years after the
 
date upon which the principal and interest are due and payable
 
will be
 
 
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repaid to us upon our 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 the Note
will be able to seek any payment to which that
 
holder may be entitled to collect only from us.
Governing Law
The Notes are governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be organized
under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under the laws of
 
the United States, any State
thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not already be
in default, unless the merger or other transaction
 
would cure the default. For purposes of this no-default
 
test, a
default would include an event of default that has occurred
 
and not been cured, as described below under “—
Default and Related Matters — Events of Default —
 
What Is an Event of Default?” A default for this purpose would
also include any event that would be an event of default if
 
the requirements for giving us default notice or our
default having to exist for a specific period of time
 
were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
 
 
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to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
 
 
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Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior
 
to any payment to security holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be canc
 
elled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special
 
duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture, including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
 
 
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Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and brings
such holder’s own lawsuit or other formal
 
legal action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s
 
rights or protect such
holder’s interests relating to the securities, the following
 
must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
Waiver of Default
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to
 
make or cancel
a declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The
Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. may perform various commercial banking and investment
 
banking services
for us and our subsidiaries from time to time in the
 
ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 5.350% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2066 AND THE 5.625% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2067
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the 5.350% Global Notes due 2066 (the “2066 Notes”)
 
and 5.625% Global Notes due 2067 (the “2067 Notes” and, together
with the 2066 Notes, the “Notes”). For a complete description
 
of the terms and provisions of the Notes,
 
please refer to the
Indenture, which is filed as an exhibit
 
to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
 
31 2019 and to
the forms of Notes, which are filed as exhibits
 
to the Form 8-As filed with the Securities and Exchange
 
Commission on
October 27, 2017 and August 1, 2018.
 
General
 
The 2066 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of $1,322,500,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2066
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2066 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on November 1, 2066;
 
bear interest at the rate of 5.350% per annum, payable
 
quarterly in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
The 2067 Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of $825,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional 2067
 
Notes which may be of the same series as the
2067 Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on August 1, 2067;
 
bear interest at the rate of 5.625% per annum, payable
 
quarterly
 
in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank pari passu with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. Each series of Notes constitutes a separate
 
series under the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and in minimum denominations of
 
$25 and integral multiples of $25 thereafter.
 
Principal and interest
payments on the Notes registered in the name of the depositary
 
or its nominee will be made to the depositary or its nominee,
as the case may be, as the registered owner of the global
 
notes.
For purposes of the Notes, a business day means a business day
 
in the City of New York.
 
 
 
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Interest
The 2066 Notes bear interest at the rate of 5.350% per
 
annum and the 2067 Notes bear interest at the rate of 5.625%
per annum. We
 
pay interest on our Notes in arrears on each February 1, May
 
1, August 1 and November 1, commencing on
February 1, 2018 with respect to the 2066 Notes and commencing
 
on November 1, 2018 with respect to the 2067 Notes, to
the persons in whose names the Notes are registered at
 
the close of business on the fifteenth day preceding the respective
interest payment date. The 2066 Notes will mature on November
 
1, 2066 and the 2067 Notes will mature on August 1, 2067.
 
Optional Redemption
 
We may,
 
at our option, redeem the 2066 Notes, in whole or in
 
part, at any time and from time to time on or after
November 1, 2022, and redeem the 2067 Notes, in
 
whole or in part, at any time and from time to time on or after
 
August 1,
2023, in each case, on at least 30 days’, but not more than
 
60 days’, prior notice mailed (or otherwise transmitted in
accordance with The Depository Trust
 
Company (“DTC”) procedures) to the registered address of each
 
holder of the Notes to
be redeemed. The redemption price will be equal
 
to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed plus accrued
but unpaid interest to, but excluding, 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with our 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 of a series to be
 
redeemed
will be made in accordance with applicable procedures
 
of DTC.
 
Payment of Additional Amounts
 
We will, subject to
 
the exceptions and limitations set forth below,
 
pay as additional interest on the Notes such
additional amounts as are necessary so that the net payment
 
by us or our paying agent of the principal of and interest
 
on the
Notes 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 the Notes 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.
 
Our 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;
 
 
 
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(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 us)
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 the Notes 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 heading “— Payment of Additional Amounts” and under
the heading “— Redemption Upon a Tax
 
Event,” we do 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 of each series 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) we become or will become obligated to pay additional
 
amounts with respect to any Notes as described herein
under the heading “— Payment of 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 October
 
25, 2017 with
respect to the 2066 Notes or on or after July 25, 2018
 
with respect to the 2067 Notes or (b) a taxing authority of the United
States takes an action on or after October 25, 2017 with respect
 
to the 2066 Notes or on or after July 25, 2018 with
 
respect to
the 2067 Notes, whether or not with respect to us or
 
any of our affiliates, that results in a substantial probability
 
that we will
or may be required to pay such additional amounts, then
 
we may, at our option,
 
redeem, as a whole, but not in part, the
applicable series of 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 the date fixed for
redemption. No redemption pursuant to (b) above
 
may be made unless we 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 we will
or may be required to pay the additional amounts described
 
herein under the heading “— Payment of Additional Amounts”
 
 
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and we shall have delivered to the trustee a certificate, signed
 
by a duly authorized officer,
 
stating that based on such opinion
we are entitled to redeem the Notes pursuant to their
 
terms.
 
Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of any
 
series of the Notes, create and issue
further notes ranking equally and ratably with such series
 
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 of the applicable series. Any
 
further notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of our
board of directors, a supplement to the Indenture, or under
 
an officers’
 
certificate pursuant to the Indenture.
 
Notices
 
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.
 
Prescription Period
 
Any money that we deposit with the trustee or any
 
paying agent for the payment of principal or any interest on
 
any
global note of any series that remains unclaimed for
 
two years after the date upon which the principal and interest are
 
due and
payable will be repaid to us upon our 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 the global note will be able to seek any payment
 
to which that holder may be entitled to collect only from us.
 
Governing Law
 
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
 
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
 
 
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Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securi
 
ties without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
 
 
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Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against
 
any tax, fee or other charge imposed on the U.S.
 
government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other events
 
in bankruptcy, insolvency
 
or reorganization occur.
 
 
 
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Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special
 
duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture, including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and brings
such holder’s own lawsuit or other formal
 
legal action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s
 
rights or protect such
holder’s interests relating to the securities, the following
 
must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
Waiver of Default
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
 
 
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Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders should
 
consult their banks or brokers for
information on how to give notice or direction to or make
 
a request of the trustee and how to make or cancel a
declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
 
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The
Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A. may perform various commercial banking and investment
 
banking services
for us and our subsidiaries from time to time in the
 
ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 7.000% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2040 AND THE 4.875% GLOBAL NOTES DUE 2044
 
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of November 1, 1994, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon, acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and the 7.000%
Global Notes due 2040 (the “2040 Notes”) and the 4.875%
 
Global Notes due 2044 (the “2044 Notes” and, together
 
with the
2040 Notes, the “Notes”). For a complete description
 
of the terms and provisions of the Notes,
 
please refer to the Indenture,
which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
 
31, 2019 and to the forms
of Notes, which are filed as exhibits to
 
the Form 8-As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 
on May 1, 2009
and May 30, 2012.
General
 
The 2040 Notes:
 
were issued in
 
an aggregate initial
 
principal amount of
 
£1,100,000,000, which remains
 
the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to
 
issue additional 2040 Notes which may be
 
of the same series as
 
the 2040
Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on April 30, 2040;
 
bear interest at the rate of 7.000% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by
 
us at the time
 
described below under
 
“—
 
Optional Redemption” and
 
in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not
 
subject to any sinking fund.
 
The 2044 Notes:
 
were issued in
 
an aggregate initial
 
principal amount of
 
£1,250,000,000, which remains
 
the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to
 
issue additional 2044 Notes which may be
 
of the same series as
 
the 2044
Notes as described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on June 1, 2044;
 
bear interest at the rate of 4.875% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by
 
us at the time
 
described below under
 
“—
 
Optional Redemption” and
 
in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. Each series of Notes constitutes a separate
 
series under the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully
registered form only and (i) with respect to the 2040 Notes,
 
in minimum denominations of £50,000 and integral multiples of
£50,000 thereafter and (ii) with respect to the 2044 Notes,
 
in minimum denominations of £100,000 and integral multiples of
£1,000 in excess thereof. Principal and interest payments
 
of the Notes are payable by us in pound sterling. Payments of
principal, interest and additional amounts, if any,
 
in respect of the Notes will be made to the Depository Trust
 
Company,
Euroclear System, Clearstream Banking S.A. or such
 
nominee or common depositary,
 
as the case may be, as registered
holder thereof.
 
 
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For purposes of the 2040 Notes, a business day means any
 
day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a day on which
banking institutions in the City of New York
 
or the City of London are authorized or required by law
 
or executive order to
close.
For purposes of the 2044 Notes, a business day means a
 
business day in the City of New York
 
and London.
 
Interest
The 2040 Notes bear interest at the rate of 7.000% per
 
annum and the 2044 Notes bear interest at the rate of 4.875%
per annum.
 
We pay interest
 
on the 2040 Notes annually in arrears on April 30, commencing
 
on April 30, 2010, to the persons in
whose names our 2040 Notes are registered at the close of
 
business on the April 15 preceding each interest payment date.
 
We
pay interest on the 2044 Notes annually in arrears on
 
June 1, commencing on June 1, 2013, to the persons in whose
 
names the
2044 Notes are registered at the close of business on the
 
May 15 preceding the interest payment date.
 
The 2040 Notes mature on April 30, 2040 and the 2044
 
Notes will mature on June 1, 2044.
 
Interest on the Notes is computed on the basis of the actual
 
number of days in the period for which interest is being
calculated and the actual number of days from and including
 
the last date on which interest was paid on the Notes, to
 
but
excluding the next scheduled interest payment date.
 
This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)
as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Market
 
Association.
 
Optional Redemption of the Notes
 
The Notes of each series will be redeemable, as a whole
 
or in part, at our option, at any time and from time to time
on at least 30 days’, but not more than 60 days’, prior
 
notice mailed to the registered address of each holder of the
 
Notes of
that series. The redemption price will be equal to
 
the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the Notes of that
 
series to
be redeemed or (2) the sum of the present values of the
 
Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) discounted
 
to the
redemption date, on an annual basis (actual/actual (ICMA)),
 
at a rate equal to the Treasury Rate (as defined
 
below) and 25
basis points for each series of the Notes. In either case,
 
accrued interest will be payable to the redemption date.
 
Treasury Rate
” means the price, expressed as a percentage (rounded
 
to three decimal places, 0.0005 being rounded
upwards), at which the gross redemption yield (as calculated by
 
the trustee) on the Notes of the applicable series, if they were
to be purchased at such price on the third dealing day
 
prior to the date fixed for redemption, would be equal to the
 
gross
redemption yield on such dealing day of the Reference Bond
 
(as defined below) on the basis of the middle market
 
price of the
Reference Bond prevailing at 11:00
 
a.m. (London time) on such dealing day as determined by the
 
trustee.
 
Reference Bond
” means, in relation to any Treasury Rate calculation,
 
at the discretion of the trustee, a United
Kingdom government bond whose maturity is closest to the
 
maturity of the Notes of the applicable series, or if the
 
trustee in
its discretion considers that such similar bond is not
 
in issue, such other United Kingdom government bond as
 
the trustee
may, with the
 
advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in, United Kingdom
 
government bonds selected by the
trustee, determine to be appropriate for determining
 
the Treasury Rate.
 
Remaining Scheduled Payments
” means, with respect to each Note of a series to be redeemed,
 
the remaining
scheduled payments of principal of 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 applicable series of Notes, the amount
of the next succeeding scheduled interest payment on
 
the Notes will be reduced by the amount of interest accrued on the
Notes to 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with a 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 of a series will be made by the trustee by lot or by such
other method as the trustee in its sole discretion deems to be
 
fair and appropriate.
 
 
 
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Redemption for Taxation
 
Reasons
 
If (a) as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws
 
or regulations of a Relevant Jurisdiction (as defined
below under “Interpretation”), or any change in the official
 
interpretation of the laws or regulations of a Relevant
Jurisdiction, which change or amendment becomes effective
 
after April 24, 2009 with respect to the 2040 Notes and May 22,
2012 with respect to the 2044 Notes, on the next Interest
 
Payment Date we would be required to pay additional amounts as
provided or referred to below under “— Payment Without
 
Withholding” and (b) the requirement
 
cannot be avoided by our
taking reasonable measures available to us, we may
 
at our option, having given not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’
notice to the holders of Notes of each applicable series (which
 
notice shall be irrevocable), redeem all, but not a portion
 
of,
the applicable series of Notes at any time at their principal
 
amount together with interest accrued to, but excluding, the
 
date of
redemption provided that no such notice of redemption
 
shall be given earlier than 90 days prior to the earliest date
 
on which
we would be obliged to pay such additional amounts were a
 
payment in respect of the applicable series of Notes then
 
due.
Prior to the publication of any notice of redemption pursuant
 
to this paragraph, we shall deliver to the trustee a certificate
signed by two of our executive officers stating
 
that the requirement referred to in (a) above will apply on the
 
next Interest
Payment Date and setting forth a statement of facts showing that
 
the conditions precedent to the right of AT&T
 
so to redeem
have occurred, cannot be avoided by us taking reasonable
 
measures available to us and an opinion of independent legal
advisers of recognized international standing to the effect
 
that AT&T
 
has or will become obliged to pay such additional
amounts as a result of the change or amendment, in
 
each case to be held by the trustee and made available for viewing
 
at the
offices of the trustee on request by any
 
holder of each applicable series of Notes.
 
Payment Without Withholding
 
All payments in respect of the Notes by or on behalf of
 
AT&T
 
shall be made without withholding or deduction for,
or on account of, any present or future taxes, duties, assessments
 
or governmental charges
 
of whatever nature (“Taxes”)
imposed, collected, withheld, assessed or levied by or
 
on behalf of the Relevant Jurisdiction, unless the withholding
 
or
deduction of the Taxes
 
is required by law.
 
In that event, we will pay such additional amounts to a holde
 
r
 
who is a United
States Alien (as defined below) as may be necessary in
 
order that the net amounts received by the holder after the
withholding or deduction shall equal the respective amounts
 
which would have been receivable in respect of each
 
applicable
series of the Notes in the absence of the withholding or deduction;
 
except that no such additional amounts shall be payable in
relation to any payment in respect of any Note:
 
(a) where such withholding or deduction would not have
 
been so imposed but for:
 
(i) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the existence of any present or former connection between
the holder of the Note (or between a fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member of the holder of
the Note, if such holder is an estate, a trust, a corporation
 
or a partnership) and the United States, including,
without limitation, such holder (or such fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member) being or
having been a citizen or resident or treated as a resident
 
thereof, or being or having been engaged in trade
or business or presence therein, or having or having had
 
a permanent establishment
 
therein;
 
(ii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the present or former status of the holder of the Note
 
as a
personal holding company,
 
a foreign personal holding company,
 
a passive foreign investment company,
 
or
a controlled foreign corporation for United States federal
 
income tax purposes or a corporation which
accumulates earnings to avoid United States federal income
 
tax;
 
(iii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the past or present or future status of the holder of the Note
as the actual or constructive owner of 10% or more
 
of either the total combined voting power of all classes
of stock of AT&T
 
entitled to vote if AT&T
 
was treated as a corporation, or the capital or profits interest in
AT&T,
 
if AT&T
 
is treated as a partnership for United States federal income tax
 
purposes or as a bank
receiving interest described in Section 881(c) (3) (A)
 
of the Internal Revenue
 
Code of 1986, as amended; or
 
(iv) the failure by the holder of the Note to comply with
 
any certification, identification or other
reporting requirements concerning the nationality,
 
residence, identity or connection with the United States
(in the case of payment by AT&T)
 
of such holder, if compliance is required
 
by statute or by regulation as a
precondition to exemption from such withholding
 
or deduction;
 
(b) in the case of payment by AT&T
 
to any United States Alien, if such person is a fiduciary or
 
partnership
or other than the sole beneficial owner of any such payment,
 
to the extent that a beneficiary or settlor with respect to
 
 
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such fiduciary, a
 
member of such partnership or the beneficial owner would not
 
have been entitled to the additional
amounts had such beneficiary,
 
settlor, member or beneficial owner
 
been the bearer of such Note. 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;
 
(c) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is as a
 
result of the imposition of any gift, inheritance,
estate, sales, transfer, personal property
 
or any similar tax, assessment or other governmental charge;
 
(d) to, or to a third party on behalf of, a holder who is liable for
 
the Taxes in respect
 
of the Notes by reason
of his having any or some present or former connection,
 
including but not limited to fiscal residency,
 
fiscal deemed
residency and substantial interest shareholdings, with the
 
Relevant Jurisdiction, other than the mere holding of the
Notes;
 
(e) presented for payment more than 30 days after the
 
Relevant Date except to the extent that a holder
would have been entitled to additional amounts on
 
presenting the relevant Notes for payment on the last day of the
period of 30 days assuming that day to have been an Interest
 
Payment Date;
 
(f) any tax, assessment or other governmental charge
 
required to be withheld by any paying agent from
 
any
payment of principal or of interest on any Notes, if such
 
payment can be made without withholding by any other
paying agent;
 
(g) 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 our 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;
 
(h) 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 becomes effective
 
after the day on which the
payment becomes due or is duly provided for,
 
whichever occurs later; or
 
(i) any combination of (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g)
 
or (h).
 
Interpretation
 
As used in this description:
(a) “Relevant Date” means the date on which the payment
 
first becomes due but, if the full amount of the
money payable has not been received by the trustee on
 
or before the due date, it means the date which is seven days
after the date on which, the full amount of the money
 
having been so received, notice to that effect shall have
 
been
duly given to the holders of Notes by us; and
 
(b) “Relevant Jurisdiction” means the State of Delaware
 
and the United States or any political subdivision
or any authority thereof or therein having power to tax or
 
any other jurisdiction or any political subdivision or any
authority thereof or therein having power to tax to which
 
we become subject in respect of payments made by it of
principal and interest on the Notes.
 
Additional Amounts
 
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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Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of any
 
series of the Notes, create and issue
further notes ranking equally and ratably with such series
 
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 the Notes of the applicable series. Any
 
further
notes shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of our
 
board of directors, a supplement to the Indenture, or under
 
an officers’
certificate pursuant to the Indenture.
 
Governing Law
 
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
 
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
 
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company,
 
or to buy substantially all of the assets of another company.
 
However, we
may not take any of these actions unless all the following
 
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
 
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal or interest
 
on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
 
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to change
 
the right of holders to waive an existing default by majority
 
vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except for clarifying changes and certain other changes
 
that would not adversely affect holders
of the securities. The same vote would be required for us
 
to obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot
obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifications
 
of ambiguous contract terms and other changes that would not
materially adversely affect holders of the
 
securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other action to be taken by holders of a
 
particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against
 
any tax, fee or other charge imposed on the U.S.
 
government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
 
 
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Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security holders after a default.
Events of Default
 
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
 
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all event
 
s
 
of default have
been cured or waived.
Special Duties of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee will have some special
 
duties. In that situation,
the trustee will be obligated to use those of its rights and
 
powers under the Indenture, and to use the same degree
 
of care and
skill in doing so, that a prudent person would use in
 
that situation in conducting his or her own affairs.
Other Remedies of Trustee.
 
If an event of default occurs, the trustee is authorized
 
to pursue any available remedy to
collect defaulted principal and interest and to enforce other
 
provisions of the securities and the Indenture, including bringing
a lawsuit.
Majority Holders May Direct the
 
Trustee to Take
 
Actions to Protect Their Interests
.
 
The trustee is not required to
take any action under the Indenture at the request of any
 
holders unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable
 
protection
from expenses and liability.
 
This is called an “indemnity”. If the trustee is provided with
 
an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to it, the holders of a majority in principal amount
 
of the relevant series of debt securities may direct the time, method
 
and
place of conducting any lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action seeking any remedy available to the trustee. These
 
majority
holders may also direct the trustee in performing any other
 
action under the Indenture.
 
 
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Individual Actions Holders May Take
 
if the Trustee Fails to Act.
 
Before a holder bypasses the trustee and bring such
holder’s own lawsuit or other formal legal
 
action or take other steps to enforce such holder’s rights
 
or protect such holder’s
interests relating to the securities, the following must occur:
 
Such holder must give the trustee written notice that an
 
event of default has occurred and remains uncured.
 
 
The holders of 25% in principal amount of all outstanding
 
securities of the relevant series must make a
written request that the trustee take action because of
 
the default, and must offer indemnity reasonably
satisfactory to the trustee against the cost and other liabilities
 
of taking that action.
 
 
The trustee must not have taken action for 60 days after
 
receipt of the above notice and offer of indemnity.
 
 
During the 60-day period, the holders of a majority in
 
principal amount of the securities of that series do
not give the trustee a direction inconsistent with the request.
However, a holder is entitled
 
at any time to bring an individual lawsuit for the payment of the money
 
due on such
holder’s security on or after its due date.
Waiver of Default
 
The holders of a majority in principal amount of the relevant
 
series of debt securities may waive a default for all the
relevant series of debt securities. If this happens, the
 
default will be treated as if it had not occurred. No one can waive
 
a
payment default on a holder’s debt security,
 
however, without such holder’s
 
individual approval.
We Will
 
Give the Trustee Information About Defaults
 
Annually
 
Every year we will give to the trustee a written statement of
 
one of our officers certifying that to the
 
best of his or
her knowledge we are in compliance with the Indenture and
 
all the securities under it, or else specifying any default.
The trustee may withhold from holders notice of any
 
uncured default, except for payment defaults, if it determines
that withholding notice is in holders’ interest.
Holders who hold in “street name” and other
 
indirect holders should consult their banks or brokers
 
for
information on how to give notice or direction
 
to or make a request of the trustee and how to
 
make or cancel
a declaration of acceleration.
Regarding the Trustee
The Bank of New York
 
Mellon is the trustee under the Indenture. In addition, affiliates
 
of The Bank of New York
Mellon may perform various commercial banking and
 
investment banking services for us and our subsidiaries from time
 
to
time in the ordinary course of business.
 
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE 4.250% GLOBAL NOTES DUE
 
2043
The following summary of AT&T’s
 
above referenced
 
debt securities is based on and qualified by the indenture,
dated as of May 15, 2013, with The Bank of New York
 
Mellon Trust Company,
 
N.A., acting as trustee (the “Indenture”)
 
and
the 4.250% Global Notes due 2043 (the “Notes”). For
 
a complete description of the terms and provisions
 
of the Notes,
please refer to the Indenture,
 
which is filed as an exhibit to AT&T’s
 
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2019 and to the form of Notes, which is filed as an
 
exhibit to the Form 8-A filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission on May 15, 2013.
General
The Notes:
 
were issued in an aggregate initial principal amount
 
of £1,000,000,000, which remains the amount
outstanding, subject to our ability to issue additional Notes
 
which may be of the same series as the Notes as
described under “— Further Issues”;
 
mature on June 1, 2043;
 
bear interest at the rate of 4.250% per annum, payable
 
annually in arrears;
 
are repayable at par at maturity;
 
are redeemable by us at the time described below under
 
“— Optional Redemption” and in connection with
certain tax events as described below under “— Redemption
 
Upon a Tax Event”;
 
and
 
are not subject to any sinking fund.
 
The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations
 
and rank
pari passu
with all other indebtedness issued
under our Indenture. The Notes constitute a single series under
 
the Indenture. The Notes are issued in fully registered form
only and in minimum denominations of £100,000 and
 
integral multiples of £1,000 in excess thereof. Principal
 
and interest
payments on the Notes are payable by us in pound sterling.
 
Payments of principal, interest and additional amounts, if
 
any, in
respect of the Notes will be made to Euroclear System,
 
Clearstream Banking S.A. or such nominee or common
 
depositary, as
the case may be, as registered holder thereof. Under the
 
terms of the Indenture, if the pound sterling ceases to exist when
payments on the Notes are due under any circumstances,
 
AT&T
 
may supplement the Indenture to allow for payment
 
in U.S.
dollars. The principal and interest payable in U.S. dollars
 
on a Note at maturity,
 
or upon redemption, will be paid by wire
transfer of immediately available funds against presentation
 
of a Note at the office of the paying agent.
For purposes of the Notes, a business day means a business day
 
in the City of New York
 
and London.
Interest
The Notes bear interest at the rate of 4.250% per annum.
 
We pay interest
 
on the Notes annually in arrears on June 1,
commencing on June 1, 2014, to the persons in whose
 
names the Notes are registered at the close of business on
 
the May 15
preceding the interest payment date. The Notes will mature
 
on June 1, 2043.
Interest on the Notes is computed on the basis of the actual
 
number of days in the period for which interest is being
calculated and the actual number of days from and including
 
the last date on which interest was paid on the Notes, to
 
but
excluding the next scheduled interest payment date.
 
This payment convention is referred to as ACTUAL/ACTUAL (ICMA)
as defined in the rulebook of the International Capital Market
 
Association.
 
Optional Redemption
 
At any time prior to December 1, 2042, the Notes will be redeemable,
 
as a whole or in part, at our option, at any
time and from time to time on at least 30 days’, but not
 
more than 60 days’, prior notice mailed to the registered
 
address of
each holder of the Notes. The redemption price will
 
be equal to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of
 
the Notes
to be redeemed or (2) the sum of the present values
 
of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below)
 
discounted to
 
 
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the redemption date, on an annual basis (ACTUAL/ACTUAL
 
(ICMA)), at a rate equal to the Treasury
 
Rate (as defined
below) and 20 basis points for the Notes. In either case,
 
accrued interest will be payable to the redemption date.
 
At any time
on or after December 1, 2042, we have the option
 
to redeem the Notes, as a whole or in part, on at least 30 days’,
 
but not
more than 60 days’, prior notice mailed 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.
 
Accrued interest will be payable to the redemption date.
 
Treasury Rate
” means the price, expressed as a percentage (rounded
 
to three decimal places, 0.0005 being rounded
upwards), at which the gross redemption yield on the Notes,
 
if they were to be purchased at such price on the
 
third dealing
day prior to the date fixed for redemption, would be
 
equal to the gross redemption yield on such dealing day of the
 
Reference
Bond (as defined below) on the basis of the middle market
 
price of the Reference Bond prevailing at 11:00
 
a.m. (London
time) on such dealing day as determined by the Company
 
or an investment bank appointed by the Company.
 
Reference Bond
” means, in relation to any Treasury Rate calculation,
 
a United Kingdom government bond whose
maturity is closest to the maturity of the Notes, or if
 
the Company or an investment bank appointed by the Company
considers that such similar bond is not in issue, such
 
other United Kingdom government bond as the Company
 
or an
investment bank appointed by the Company,
 
with the advice of three brokers of, and/or market makers in,
 
United Kingdom
government bonds selected by the Company or an investment
 
bank appointed by the Company,
 
determine to be appropriate
for determining such Treasury Rate.
 
Remaining Scheduled Payments
” means, with respect to each Note to be redeemed, the
 
remaining scheduled
payments of principal of 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 a 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 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 we default in the payment of the
 
redemption price and accrued interest. On or before the redemption
 
date,
we will deposit with a 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 will be made by the trustee by lot or by such other
method as the trustee in its sole discretion deems to
 
be fair and appropriate.
Redemption for Taxation
 
Reasons
If (a) as a result of any change in, or amendment to, the laws
 
or regulations of a Relevant Jurisdiction (as defined
below under “Interpretation”), or any change in the official
 
interpretation of the laws or regulations of a Relevant
Jurisdiction, which change or amendment becomes effective
 
after May 8, 2013, on the next Interest Payment Date we
 
would
be required to pay additional amounts as provided
 
or referred to below under “— Payment Without
 
Withholding” and (b) the
requirement cannot be avoided by our taking reasonable
 
measures available to us, we may at our option, having given
 
not
less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice to the holders
 
of Notes (which notice shall be irrevocable), redeem all,
 
but not a
portion of, the Notes at any time at their principal amount
 
together with interest accrued to, but excluding, the date of
redemption provided that no such notice of redemption
 
shall be given earlier than 90 days prior to the earliest date
 
on which
we would be obliged to pay such additional amounts were a
 
payment in respect of the Notes then due. Prior to the publication
of any notice of redemption pursuant to this paragraph,
 
we shall deliver to the trustee a certificate signed by two of our
executive officers stating that the requirement
 
referred to in (a) above will apply on the next Interest Payment
 
Date and
setting forth a statement of facts showing that the conditions
 
precedent to the right of AT&T
 
so to redeem have occurred,
cannot be avoided by us taking reasonable measures available
 
to us and an opinion of independent legal advisers of
recognized international standing to the effect
 
that AT&T
 
has or will become obliged to pay such additional amoun
 
ts as a
result of the change or amendment, in each case to be
 
held by the trustee and made available for viewing at the offices
 
of the
trustee on request by any holder of the Notes.
 
Payment Without Withholding
 
All payments in respect of the Notes by or on behalf of
 
AT&T
 
shall be made without withholding or deduction for,
or on account of, any present or future taxes, duties, assessments
 
or governmental charges of whatever nature
 
(“Taxes”)
imposed, collected, withheld, assessed or levied by or
 
on behalf of the Relevant Jurisdiction, unless the withholding
 
or
deduction of the Taxes
 
is required by law.
 
In that event, we will pay such additional amounts to a holder
 
who is a United
States Alien (as defined below) as may be necessary in
 
order that the net amounts received by the holder after the
 
 
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withholding or deduction shall equal the respective amounts
 
which would have been receivable in respect of the
 
Notes in the
absence of the withholding or deduction; except that no
 
such additional amounts shall be payable in relation to any
 
payment
in respect of any Note:
 
(a) where such withholding or deduction would not have
 
been so imposed but for:
 
(i) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the existence of any present or former connection between
the holder of the Note (or between a fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member of the holder of
the Note, if such holder is an estate, a trust, a corporation
 
or a partnership) and the United States, including,
without limitation, such holder (or such fiduciary,
 
settlor, shareholder,
 
beneficiary or member) being or
having been a citizen or resident or treated as a resident
 
thereof, or being or having been engaged in trade
or business or presence therein, or having or having had
 
a permanent establishment therein;
 
(ii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the present or former status of the holder of the Note
 
as a
personal holding company,
 
a foreign personal holding company,
 
a passive foreign investment company,
 
or
a controlled foreign corporation for United States federal
 
income tax purposes or a corporation which
accumulates earnings to avoid United States federal income
 
tax;
 
(iii) in the case of payment by AT&T,
 
the past or present or future status of the holder of the Note
as the actual or constructive owner of 10% or more
 
of either the total combined voting power of all classes
of stock of AT&T
 
entitled to vote if AT&T
 
was treated as a corporation, or the capital or profits interest in
AT&T,
 
if AT&T
 
is treated as a partnership for United States federal income tax
 
purposes or as a bank
receiving interest described in Section 881(c)(3)(A)
 
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; or
 
(iv) the failure by the holder of the Note to comply with
 
any certification, identification or other
reporting requirements concerning the nationality,
 
residence, identity or connection with the United States
(in the case of payment by AT&T)
 
of such holder, if compliance is required
 
by statute or by regulation as a
precondition to exemption from such withholding
 
or deduction;
 
(b) in the case of payment by AT&T
 
to any United States Alien, if such person is a fiduciary or
 
partnership
or other than the sole beneficial owner of any such payment,
 
to the extent that a beneficiary or settlor with respect to
such fiduciary, a
 
member of such partnership or the beneficial owner would not
 
have been entitled to the additional
amounts had such beneficiary,
 
settlor, member or beneficial owner
 
been the bearer of such Note. 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;
 
(c) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is as a
 
result of the imposition of any gift, inheritance,
estate, sales, transfer, personal property
 
or any similar tax, assessment or other governmental charge;
 
(d) to, or to a third party on behalf of, a holder who is liable for
 
the Taxes in respect
 
of the Notes by reason
of his having any or some present or former connection,
 
including but not limited to fiscal residency,
 
fiscal deemed
residency and substantial interest shareholdings, with the
 
Relevant Jurisdiction, other than the mere holding of the
Notes;
 
(e) presented for payment more than 30 days after the
 
Relevant Date except to the extent that a holder
would have been entitled to additional amounts on
 
presenting the relevant Notes for payment on the last day of the
period of 30 days assuming that day to have been an Interest
 
Payment Date;
 
(f) any tax, assessment or other governmental charge
 
required to be withheld by any paying agent from
 
any
payment of principal or of interest on any Notes, if such
 
payment can be made without withholding by any other
paying agent;
 
(g) 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 our Notes, if compliance is required by statute, by regulation
 
of the United States Treasury Department or
 
by an
 
 
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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;
 
(h) 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 becomes effective
 
after the day on which the
payment becomes due or is duly provided for,
 
whichever occurs later; or
 
(i) any combination of (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g)
 
or (h).
 
Interpretation
 
As used in this description:
 
(a) “Relevant Date” means the date on which the payment
 
first becomes due but, if the full amount of the
money payable has not been received by the trustee on
 
or before the due date, it means the date which is seven days
after the date on which, the full amount
 
of the money having been so received, notice to that effect
 
shall have been
duly given to the holders of Notes by us; and
 
(b) “Relevant Jurisdiction” means the State of Delaware
 
and the United States or any political subdivision
or any authority thereof or therein having power to tax or
 
any other jurisdiction or any political subdivision or any
authority thereof or therein having power to tax to which
 
we become subject in respect of payments made by it of
principal and interest on the Notes.
 
Additional Amounts
 
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.
 
Further Issues
 
We may from
 
time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of the
 
Notes, create and issue further
notes ranking equally and ratably with such 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 the Notes. Any further notes shall be issued
 
pursuant
to a resolution of our board of directors, a supplement
 
to the Indenture, or under an officers’ certificate pursuant
 
to the
Indenture.
 
Governing Law
The Notes will be governed by and interpreted in accordance
 
with the laws of the State of New York.
 
Special Situations Covered by Our Indenture
Mergers and Similar Transactions
We are generally
 
permitted to consolidate or merge with another company.
 
We are also permitted
 
to sell
substantially all of our assets to another company.
 
However, we may not take any of
 
these actions unless all the following
conditions are met:
 
Where we merge out of existence or sell our
 
assets, the company we merge into or sell to may not
 
be
organized under the laws of a foreign country.
 
It must be a corporation organized under
 
the laws of the
United States, any State thereof, or the District of Columbia.
 
 
The company we merge into or sell to must agree
 
to be legally responsible for our debt securities.
 
 
The merger, sale of
 
assets or other transaction must not cause a default on the securities,
 
and we must not
already be in default, unless the merger or other
 
transaction would cure the default. For purposes of this no-
 
 
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default test, a default would include an event of default
 
that has occurred and not been cured, as described
below under “— Default and Related Matters — Events of Default
 
— What Is an Event of Default?” A
default for this purpose would also include any event
 
that would be an event of default if the requirements
for giving us default notice or our default having to exist
 
for a specific period of time were disregarded.
Further, we may buy substantially
 
all of the assets of another company without complying with any
 
of the foregoing
conditions.
Modification and Waiver
 
of Holders’ Contractual Rights
Under certain circumstances, we can make changes to the Indenture
 
and the securities (including the Notes). Some
types of changes require the approval of each security
 
holder affected, some require approval by
 
a majority vote, and some
changes do not require any approval at all.
 
Changes Requiring Approval
 
of Holders.
 
First, there are changes that cannot be made to the securities without
specific approval of holders. The following is a list of
 
those types of changes:
 
to reduce the percentage of holders of securities who
 
must consent to a waiver or amendment of the
Indenture;
 
 
to reduce the rate of interest on any security or change the
 
time for payment of interest;
 
 
to reduce the principal due on any security or change
 
the fixed maturity of any security;
 
 
to waive a default in the payment of principal
 
or interest on any security;
 
 
to change the currency of payment on a security,
 
unless the security provides for payment in a currency that
ceases to exist;
 
in the case of convertible or exchangeable securities, to
 
make changes to conversion or exchange rights that
would be adverse to the interests of holders;
 
 
to change the right of holders to waive an existing default
 
by majority vote;
 
 
to reduce the amount of principal or interest payable
 
to holders following a default or change any
conversion or exchange rights, or impair the right of
 
holders to sue for payment; and
 
 
to make any change to this list of changes that requires
 
specific approval of holders.
Changes Requiring a Majority Vote.
 
The second type of change to the Indenture and the securities is the
 
kind that
requires a vote in favor by security holders owning a majority
 
of the principal amount of the particular series affected.
 
Most
changes fall into this category,
 
except as set forth in the following paragraph. The same
 
vote would be required for us to
obtain a waiver of an existing default. However,
 
we cannot obtain a waiver of a payment default unless we obtain
 
each
holder’s individual consent to the waiver.
 
Changes Not Requiring Approval of
 
Holders.
 
The third type of change does not require any vote by holders of
securities. This type includes, among others, clarifica
 
tions of ambiguous contract terms, changes to make securities payable
in U.S. dollars (if the stated denomination ceases to exist) and
 
other changes that would not materially adversely affect
holders of the securities.
 
Further Details Concerning Voting.
 
When taking a vote, we will use the following rules to decide how much
principal amount to attribute to a security:
 
For securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies or
 
currency units, we will use the U.S. dollar
equivalent determined on the date of original issuance of these securities.
 
 
 
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Securities will not be considered outstanding, and therefore
 
not eligible to vote, if we have deposited or set aside in
trust for the applicable holders money for their payment
 
or redemption. A security does not cease to be outstanding because
we or an affiliate of us is holding the security.
 
We will generally
 
be entitled to set any day as a record date for the purpose
 
of determining the holders of
outstanding securities that are entitled to vote or take
 
other action under the Indenture. However,
 
the Indenture does not
oblige us to fix any record date at all. If we set a record
 
date for a vote or other
 
action to be taken by holders of a particular
series, that vote or action may be taken only by persons
 
who are holders of outstanding securities of that series on
 
the record
date and must be taken within 90 days following the record
 
date.
 
Holders who hold in “street name” and other indirect holders,
 
including holders of any securities issued as
global securities, should consult their banks or brokers for information
 
on how approval may be granted or
denied if we seek to change the Indenture or the securities or
 
request a waiver.
Discharge of Our Obligations
We can fully
 
discharge ourselves from any payment or other obligations
 
on the securities of any series if we make a
deposit for the applicable holders with the trustee and
 
certain other conditions are met. The deposit must be held
 
in trust for
the benefit of all direct holders of the securities and
 
must be a combination of money and U.S. government or U.S.
government agency notes or bonds that will generate
 
enough cash to make interest, principal and any other payments on
 
the
securities on their various due dates.
However, we cannot discharge
 
ourselves from the obligations under any convertible or
 
exchangeable securities,
unless we provide for it in the terms of these securities.
If we accomplish full discharge, as described
 
above, holders will have to rely solely on the trust deposit for
repayment of the securities. Holders could not look
 
to us for repayment in the unlikely event of any shortfall. Conversely,
 
the
trust deposit would most likely be protected from
 
claims of our lenders and other creditors if we ever become bankrupt
 
or
insolvent.
We will indemnify
 
the trustee and holders against any tax, fee or other charge
 
imposed on the U.S. government
obligations we deposited with the trustee or against the principal
 
and interest received on these obligations.
Liens on Assets
The Indenture does not restrict us from pledging or otherwise
 
encumbering any of our assets and those of our
subsidiaries.
Default and Related Matters
Ranking Compared to Other Creditors
 
The securities are not secured by any of our property
 
or assets. Accordingly,
 
ownership of securities means each
holder is one of our unsecured creditors. The securities are not
 
subordinated to any of our other debt obligations and
 
therefore
they rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated
 
indebtedness. However, the trustee has
 
a right to receive
payment for its administrative services prior to any payment
 
to security
 
holders after a default.
Events of Default
Holders will have special rights if an event of default occurs
 
and is not cured, as described later in this subsection.
What Is an Event of Default?
The term “event of default” with respect to any series of
 
securities means any of the
following:
 
We fail to make
 
any interest payment on the securities of such series when it is due,
 
and we do not cure this
default within 90 days.
 
 
 
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We fail to make
 
any payment of principal when it is due at the maturity
 
of such series of securities or upon
redemption.
 
 
We fail to comply
 
with any of our other agreements regarding a particular series of securities
 
or with a
supplemental indenture, and after we have been notified
 
of the default by the trustee or holders of 25% in
principal amount of the series, we do not cure the default within
 
90 days.
 
 
We file for
 
bankruptcy, or other
 
events in bankruptcy,
 
insolvency or reorganization occur.
 
Remedies if an Event of Default Occurs
Holders and the trustee will have the following remedies
 
if an event of default occurs:
Acceleration.
 
If an event of default has occurred and has not been cured or waived,
 
then the trustee or the holders of
25% in principal amount of the securities of the affected
 
series may declare
 
the entire principal amount of and any accrued
interest on all the securities of that series to be due
 
and immediately payable. An acceleration of maturity may be cancelled
by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount
 
of the securities of the affected series, if all events
 
of default have
been cured or waived.