6.375% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2056
February 6, 2007
To the Representative
named in Schedule I
hereto of the Underwriters
named in Schedule II hereto
Ladies and Gentlemen:
AT&T Inc., a Delaware corporation formerly known as SBC Communications Inc. (the “Company”), may issue and sell from time to time series of its debt securities registered under the registration statement referred to in Paragraph 1(a) hereof (“Securities” and, individually, “Security”). The Securities will be issued under an Indenture, dated as of November 1, 1994 (the “Indenture”), from the Company to The Bank of New York, as Trustee, in one or more series, which series may vary as to interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions and selling prices, with all such terms for any particular series being determined at the time of sale. The Company proposes to sell to the underwriters named in Schedule II hereto (“Underwriters”), for whom you are acting as representative(s) (“Representative”), a series of Securities of the designation, with the terms and in the aggregate principal amount specified in Schedule I hereto (the “Firm Securities”) and, at the election of the Representative, an additional number of Securities of the same series as the Firm Securities, in the aggregate principal amount specified in Schedule I hereto (the “Optional Securities” and together with the Firm Securities, the “Underwritten Securities” and, individually, “Underwritten Security”).
1. The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, the several Underwriters that:
(a) A registration statement on Form S-3 with respect to the Securities has been prepared by the Company in conformity with the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), and the rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) thereunder and has become effective. As used in this Agreement:
(i) “Registration Statement” as of any time means the Registration Statement in the form then filed with the Commission, including any amendment thereto, any document incorporated by reference therein and any information in a prospectus or prospectus supplement deemed or retroactively deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B that has not been superseded or modified. “Registration Statement” without reference to a time means the Registration Statement as of the time of the first contract of sale for the Underwritten
Securities, which time shall be considered the “effective date” of the Registration Statement relating to the Underwritten Securities. For purposes of this definition, information contained in a form of prospectus or prospectus supplement that is deemed retroactively to be a part of the Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 430B shall be considered to be included in the Registration Statement as of the time specified in Rule 430B.
(ii) “Statutory Prospectus” as of any time means the prospectus relating to the Underwritten Securities that is included in the Registration Statement immediately prior to that time, including any document incorporated by reference therein and any basic prospectus or prospectus supplement deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B that has not been superseded or modified. For purposes of this definition, information contained in a form of prospectus (including a prospectus supplement) that is deemed retroactively to be a part of the Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 430B shall be considered to be included in the Statutory Prospectus only as of the actual time that form of prospectus (including a prospectus supplement) is filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b).