ACC Announces AT&T as an Official Corporate Partner

Nov. 11, 2010

GREENSBORO, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that AT&T* has joined the ACC’s Official Corporate Partner program as an exclusive sponsor in the communications category through the end of 2011. AT&T will be an exclusive sponsor in the communications category through the end of 2011.

The multi-platform agreement uniquely places AT&T within ACC Network Broadcasts, as well as Conference Digital offerings, plus it gives the company marketing rights as an Official Corporate Partner. AT&T will be the exclusive sponsor of live ACC Network Football and Men’s Basketball games streamed on www.theACC.com, and AT&T has the right to showcase Raycom Sports ACC content on its various platforms.

As an Official Corporate Sponsor, AT&T will receive benefits that include extensive television and marketing tie-ins with ACC Basketball and Football, as well as all the Conference's Championship events. Assets also include special event/on-site marketing, Championship event signage, promotional opportunities, logo/mark usage, tickets and hospitality, print advertising, website exposure and sponsorship of ACC Outreach programs.

“The addition of AT&T to the ACC Corporate Partner program is a terrific fit for this league,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Our athletic programs and student-athletes greatly benefit from the support of our partners and we appreciate AT&T joining this quality group.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Atlantic Coast Conference and look forward to supporting the outstanding institutions it represents,” said Jason Simpson executive director, AT&T Corporate Sponsorships. “By aligning with this world-class conference, we are able to further connect fans to their passions.”

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*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ,,DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference is comprised of twelve (12) renowned academic institutions: Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Wake Forest University. Now in its 58th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate athletic conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 120 national championships, including 64 in women’s competition and 56 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 130 times in men’s competition and 91 times in women’s action. The Conference is headquartered in Greensboro, NC. For more on the ACC, visit theACC.com.

ACC Properties is a unique marketing venture between the ACC and its long-time television partner, Raycom Sports. ACC Properties manages all aspects the ACC’s Corporate Partner program, as well as licensing, merchandising, championship publications and special events. Official Corporate Partners of the ACC include AT&T, BB&T, Food Lion, Gatorade, Geico, Havoline, Pepsi, Progress Energy, and Toyota. ACC Properties is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and syndicated football telecasts through 2011. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 39 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.