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AT&T Wins $174 Million Siemens AG Contract

    Munich, Germany (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Networking Solution Supports Global Siemens Network eXchange

    AT&T announced today it has won a $174 million global networking contract from Siemens AG, one of the world's leading manufacturing and technology providers.

    The four-year contract extends and expands a long-standing relationship between the two companies. AT&T is Siemens' primary networking services provider in North and South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe, providing a standardised 800-plus node network-based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) solution to the global Siemens organisation.

    Under the terms of the new agreement, AT&T is delivering an integrated solution supporting Siemens' Network eXchange (SNX) strategy, leveraging the full capability and global seamless reach of the AT&T Private IP Services family.

    "AT&T's support and understanding of our complex networking requirements, backed by their robust global network and the good business relationship between the two companies, have been the key success factors" said Volkhart P. Matthäus, head of the Siemens Corporate Information Office (CIO). "As a technology leader, the corporate network is at the heart of our business. We rely on the proven, very advanced services to support our global businesses."

    The Siemens Network eXchange (SNX) is Siemens' next generation network infrastructure, establishing the foundation for a new enterprise communication model across Siemens and its business partners. AT&T has responded to Siemens requirements with a managed IP VPN solution, based on AT&T's global MPLS platform.

    AT&T will provide Siemens with a simple and effective management framework, using AT&T's award-winning BusinessDirect (TM) web portal. "Siemens' key objectives for its infrastructure, namely flexibility, predictable and reliable performance, and cost efficiency, are fully met by AT&T's services", said Edmundo Ruiz, Vice-President CIO for Infrastructure at Siemens. "The AT&T BusinessDirect portal is allowing our community to interact directly with AT&T for the day-to-day management of the network, enabling our corporate CIO team to perform its governance role with instantaneous access to the information it needs."

    "We are delighted that Siemens has chosen our services in support of their SNX strategy" said Chris Rooney, Sales President for AT&T. "It further demonstrates the strength behind the seamless integration of AT&T's feature-rich service portfolio, true global reach and unparalleled track record in managing worldwide implementations and in providing a comprehensive solution for our customers."

    About AT&T

    For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE "T") has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services.

    About Siemens AG

    This is Siemens

    Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics. The company has 430,000 employees working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for individual requirements. Siemens provides innovative technologies and comprehensive know-how to benefit customers in 190 countries. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is active in the areas of Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical, and Lighting. In fiscal 2004 (ended September 30), Siemens had sales of EUR75.2 billion (U.S. GAAP) and net income of EUR3.405 billion (preliminary and unaudited).

    Further information is available on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.com.

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Contact:
For Further Information: Niall Hickey, AT&T media relations,
nhickey@emea.att.com, +44-771-577-1451; Siemens AG, CIO BA MCC,
Jacqueline Ettelt, jacqueline.ettelt@siemens.com, +49-89-636-36868



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