AT&T also announced today that it has amended the terms of the Exchange Offers to increase the maximum aggregate principal amount of Pool 1 Notes that will be accepted for tender from $400,000,000 to $700,000,000, to increase the maximum aggregate principal amount of Pool 2 Notes that will be accepted for tender from $800,000,000 to $915,000,000, and to increase the combined maximum aggregate amount of New Notes that will be issued from $4,000,000,000 to $5,000,000,000, and the maximum aggregate amount of Pool 3 Notes that will be accepted for tender will be adjusted accordingly.
The maximum aggregate principal amount of New 2042 Notes that will be issued is $3,500,000,000, and the maximum aggregate principal amount of New 2045 Notes that will be issued is $3,500,000,000, but the combined maximum aggregate amount of New Notes that will be issued is $5,000,000,000. The Pool 1 Offer and the Pool 2 Offer will each be conducted pursuant to a modified “Dutch auction” process.
The Exchange Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 13, 2012, unless extended or terminated. In accordance with the terms of the Exchange Offers, the withdrawal deadline relating to the Exchange Offers occurred at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2012. As a result, tendered Old Notes may no longer be withdrawn, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law (as determined by AT&T).
The Exchange Offers are being conducted upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offering memorandum, dated November 15, 2012, and the related letter of transmittal. Unless indicated otherwise, defined terms herein shall have the same meaning as those in the offering memorandum. The Exchange Offers are only made, and copies of the offering documents will only be made available, to a holder of the Old Notes who has certified its status as either (1) a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “ Securities Act”), or (2) a person who is not a “U.S. person” as defined under Regulation S under the Securities Act and who is a “Qualified Investor” as defined under the Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amendment Directive, to the extent implemented in the relevant member state) and the Luxembourg Prospectus Law (each, an “ Eligible Holder”).The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Therefore, the New Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.