SEC Filings

AT&T INC. filed this Form 425 on 12/06/2016
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 John Hodulik - UBS - Analyst

 Great. And just in conclusion, as we sit here at the end of 2016 and we look out to next year what are the main priorities for the Company for 2017?

 Randall Stephenson - AT&T Inc. - Chairman & CEO

 First and foremost get the Time Warner deal through the approval process and done. And hopefully we get that done in time next year that we can actually begin aggressively doing the integration efforts to do some truly unique things with this content. So that is -- in terms of my standpoint that is my number one priority.

Second priorities are finish the deal on DIRECTV. As I mentioned, $1.5 billion synergies are in the bag, we have got $1 billion more to generate and there is just a lot of just difficult pick and shovel work in terms of IT and customer care functions that have to be done. We have got to finish that deal.

And then third is the DIRECTV NOW, the mobile TV integration of capabilities, the advertising models, really begin to scale those advertising models moving those forward.

And then the last is on the enterprise business. This thing, because we are doing so much in what is the exciting media and entertainment area we forget about this B2B business that we have. And we think we have the preeminent B2B business, it is a $70 billion business and a unique set of assets and we continue to invest there.

And we think 2017 is a year when this mobility with VPN, with cloud connectivity really begins to take off and become a very meaningful part of the business. So those are key priorities.

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