The New AT&T Announces Partnership with USA Gymnastics
Program Extends Company’s Support as An Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams
San Antonio, Texas, March 2, 2006, The new AT&T (NYSE: T) and USA Gymnastics announced today that AT&T will serve as an official partner for USA Gymnastics and provide financial support, products and services to aid in the training of America’s gymnasts. This partnership is in conjunction with the recently announced sponsorship by AT&T of the 2006 and 2008 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams.
AT&T will serve as the official telecommunications sponsor for USA Gymnastics. AT&T receives the exclusive right and license to use the emblems and designations of USA Gymnastics to advertise and promote its products and services. AT&T also has marketing and hospitality rights for several USA Gymnastics events including the Tyson American Cup in Philadelphia, the Pacific Alliance Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Visa Championships in St. Paul, Minn.
“We are excited that we can add USA Gymnastics to our portfolio of support for our nation’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes,” said Karen Jennings, senior executive vice president-human resources and communications for AT&T. “We feel that we are supporting two of the most recognized athletic programs in Olympic sport with our USA Gymnastics and USA Track & Field sponsorships, along with our support for the United States Olympic Committee. We are very proud that we can play a role in our country’s Olympic efforts.”
“USA Gymnastics is proud to add AT&T to its family of corporate partners” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “AT&T’s support will assist the country’s best gymnasts as they prepare to compete for Team USA in the 2008 Olympic Games. AT&T is recognized for its integrity and excellence, which are also characteristics associated with USA Gymnastics and its athletes.”
The New AT&T Announces Partnership With USA Gymnastics — add one
Today’s announcement is the latest step in the AT&T efforts to help U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls as they continue to train and compete. AT&T is the Official Telecommunications Services Partner of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and will be a proud sponsor of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team who will compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing. These sponsorships are an important part of AT&T’s commitment to support the new corporate brand with the most extensive multimedia advertising campaign in the history of AT&T.
About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 54 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com
About USA Gymnastics Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics. For more complete information, log on to www.usa-gymnastics.org.
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