AT&T Wins B. Braun Contract

AT&T wins three-year contract from the B. Braun Group, a global health care company, to operate its data network

July 28, 2005

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MELSUNGEN, Germany -- AT&T has won a three-year contract from the B. Braun Group, a global health care leader with sales of $3.4 billion and a staff of 30,000, to operate the company’s global data network. The contract will initially connect 41 corporate locations in 33 countries. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Located in Melsungen in northern Hesse, Germany, B. Braun produces and distributes health care products and services in 50 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. AT&T will provide and operate an MPLS-based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN), which will increase B.Braun’s capacity and efficiency while lowering operating costs .

“We see our company as a trendsetter – in products, future-oriented services and the application of the latest technologies. By making consistent use of the technical possibilities available, we are able to implement our knowledge quickly and on a worldwide basis in order to tap into new markets,” stated Karl-Heinz Löw, Chief Information Officer at B. Braun Melsungen AG on the significance of the cooperation with AT&T. “Not only does our corporate network provide the basis for this, it is also already geared toward meeting future requirements.”

By placing the contract with AT&T, B. Braun is consolidating from two network operators to one. “We are creating universal service levels, which will allow us to achieve significantly improved reporting and monitoring functions,” according to Löw.

AT&T Corp.

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