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Company Overview of BellSouth Corporation
BellSouth Corporation, doing business as AT&T South, provides telecommunications and broadband services in the United States. It offers various wireline communications services, including long distance services comprising convenience features, such as caller ID, call forwarding, voice mail, and dial-up access to the Internet, as well as Internet services and voice and data solutions to residential and small business customers. The company also provides broadband Internet access, private networks, data services, high-speed data equipment and transmission, conferencing, and industry-specific communications arrangements for industries, such as banking, healthcare, and manufacturing. Further, Be...
1155 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-3610
Founded in 1983
Key Executives for BellSouth Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Intellectual Property Inc
President of Bell South Advertising and Publishing Group
President of European Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
BellSouth Corporation Key Developments
A Federal Judge Announces Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Involving 10 Tennessee 911 Districts Suing BellSouth
Aug 23 12
A federal judge this week consented to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit involving 10 tennessee 911 districts suing BellSouth for unpaid fees over years of service. On August 20, 2012, Chief U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier upheld in part and dismissed in part the lengthy lawsuit, which allows the case to move forward. Collier denied the phone company's attorneys request to dismiss claims made by the districts early in the process. Attorneys Tom Greenholtz and Frederick Hitchcock simultaneously sought a summary judgment from Collier, which he denied. All 10 cases have been consolidated into one involving the 911 districts for Hamilton, Blount, Bedford, Bradley, Coffee, Cheatham, Giles, Roane, Franklin and Knox counties. The lawsuit alleges that BellSouth did not collect legally-required remittance fees which phone service providers are to pass along to fund 911 operations.
BellSouth Corporation and Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreements in Contract Negotiations
Aug 7 12
BellSouth Corporation reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in contract negotiations. Additionally, AT&T reached on tentative agreements with the CWA on two other smaller Southeast regional agreements covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations. Paperwork is being finalized. All three agreements will be submitted to the union's membership for a ratification vote, and collectively cover more than 22,000 wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The three-year agreements include wage increases in each year and modest pension increases. The agreements come on the heels of tentative agreements AT&T reached on July 21 in contract negotiations for the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp., where contracts expired on April 7.
AT&T, Inc. and Bellsouth Corporation to Redeem Outstanding Notes
May 30 12
AT&T Inc. and its unit BellSouth Corp. on May 29 provided an irrevocable notice to Bank of New York Mellon to redeem AT&T's 4.95% notes due Jan. 15, 2013, and 6.70% notes due Nov. 15, 2013. BellSouth is redeeming 4.75% notes due Nov. 15, 2012. The redemption date for each issue will be June 29, 2012, and the redemption amount for each issue will be determined on June 26, 2012. AT&T expects the aggregate cash payment of approximately $5.07 billion, including principal of $4.8 billion, accrued interest of $73 million and a call premium of $196 million, partially offset by a gain of $72 million resulting from the settlement of interest rate swaps on this debt. The redemptions are expected to be funded by cash on hand and commercial paper.
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