FCC Launches AT&T-T-Mobile Deal Docket

Commission opens docket for proposed transfer of control of T-Mobile USA from DT to AT&T

April 14, 2011

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DALLAS -- AT&T Inc. ("AT&T") and Deutsche Telekom AG ("Deutsche Telekom") announced an agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA, Inc. ("T-Mobile USA") from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion.

Applications seeking Commission consent to the transfer of control of T-Mobile USA and its wholly owned and controlled subsidiaries ("Applications") are expected. The purpose of this public notice is toannounce the opening of a docket, WT Docket No. 11-65, and articulate the ex parte status of discussions related to the proposed transaction.

The Commission's administrative opening of a docket related to the proposed transaction is not intended to change the ex parte status of the proposed transaction. Accordingly, until the Applications arefiled, discussions with Commission staff regarding this proposed transaction will continue to be exempt from any ex parte limitations or requirements.

Pursuant to section 1.1200(a) of the Commission's rules, the Commission may adopt modified or more stringent ex parte procedures in particular proceedings if the public interest so requires. Weannounce that as of the time any Applications are filed, this proceeding will be governed by permit-but disclose ex parte procedures that are applicable to non-restricted proceedings under section 1.1206 of the Commission's rules. Parties making oral ex parte presentations after the Applications are filed are directedto the Commission's statement reemphasizing the public's responsibility in permit-but-disclose proceedings and are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must contain the presentation's substance and not merely list the subjects discussed. More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views andarguments presented is generally required.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT)

T-Mobile US Inc.

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