A Plan for a Stronger AT&T
“Elliott’s criticism has raised the question of what’s more important to running a media company: the physical assets that AT&T has acquired or the entertainment executives who left, taking with them decades of institutional knowledge and client relationships?”
–Gerry Smith, Bloomberg Businessweek
A Letter ToAT&T
Dear Members of the Board:
We are writing to you on behalf of Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P. (together, “Elliott” or “we”). Elliott owns $3.2 billion of the common stock and economic equivalents of AT&T Inc. (the “Company” or “AT&T”). The large scale of our investment reflects our deep conviction in the extraordinary value opportunity realizable at AT&T today.
AT&T is unquestionably one of the world’s most important companies and one of America’s proudest technological stories. Nearly 150 years after its founding, AT&T remains a vital steward of global infrastructure, serving more than 370 million direct-to-consumer relationships and employing more than 250,000 people across virtually every country in the world. There is a great deal at stake in ensuring that AT&T realizes its potential – for shareholders, for consumers, for employees, and even for the U.S. as a global telecom leader.