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AT&T to Consolidate Jarden Data Network


Boston, Massachusetts, January 11, 2006, AT&T Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $2.4 million networking services contract with Jarden Corp., a leading provider of niche consumer products. The three-year agreement for data, voice hosting and Internet access services provides a standardized networking platform to support Jarden’s expanding group.

AT&T will provide an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) integrating more than 30 facilities and providing Jarden employees secure online access to proprietary business applications.

In addition to networking services, AT&T will provide Internet connectivity both in the United States and abroad, hosting services for Jarden corporate applications, an array of conference services and long-distance voice service.

Through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, Jarden gains around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to electronic billing and trouble management systems. AT&T BusinessDirect was recently recognized by Yankee Group for providing customers with the strongest online support and service experience in the industry.

About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball(R), Bee(R), Bicycle(R), Crawford(R), Diamond(R), Forster(R), Hoyle(R), Kerr(R), Lehigh(R), Leslie-Locke(R) and Loew-Cornell(R); Consumer Solutions: Bionaire(R), Crock-Pot(R), First Alert(R), FoodSaver(R), Harmony(R), Health o meter(R), Holmes(R), Mr. Coffee(R), Oster(R), Patton(R), Rival(R), Seal-a-Meal(R), Sunbeam(R), VillaWare(R) and White Mountain(TM); and Outdoor Solutions: Campingaz(R) and Coleman(R). Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 16,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit

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 52 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at


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