AT&T'S WHITACRE STUCK IN NEUTRAL
- Whitacre's Worth. Gubbins, Ed // Telephony;2/20/2006, Vol. 247 Issue 3, p13
The article reports that Ed Whitacre got a 20 percent salary increase as he became AT&T's CEO in 2005. Whitacre is completing an employment contract signed with SBC in 2001 to retain him through this year, as he turns 65. The agreement set his pay targets at the 75th percentile of his peers,...
- The great affair: AT&T and SBC. // Telephony;07/21/97, Vol. 233 Issue 3, p72
Discusses the roles played by principals during the failed merger negotiations between AT&T and SBC. SBC chairman and chief executive officer Edward Whitacre; AT&T chairman Robert Allen; Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt.
- Warning to Whitacre: Don't dump AT&T name. Cuneo, Alice Z. // Advertising Age;2/7/2005, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p3
Provides information on the need for SBC CEO Ed Whitacre to retain the AT&T name upon completion of its acquisition. Reason behind the need to retain the name; Difference between AT&T and SBC among business consumers; Reaction of Whitacre on retaining the AT&T name.
- EDWARD E. WHITACRE JR. Smith, Evan // Texas Monthly;Aug2005, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p98
Interviews Edward E. Whitacre, chairman and CEO of SBC Communications Inc. in San Antonio, Texas. Rationale behind combining SBC and AT&T Corp.; Location of the headquarters of the combined companies; Views on the shelf life of landlines; Interest in the railroad industry.
- AT&T will accept conditions in BellSouth deal. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR Wireless News;6/26/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 26, p7
The article focuses on the decision of Edward Whitacre, chairman of AT&T Inc., not to oppose conditions on special access lines as part of any regulatory approval of its proposed acquisition of BellSouth Corp. during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee. The value of the...
- AT&T inks deal with Ma Bell, affects stock market. Kachapeswaran, Ashwini // Fort Worth Business Press;3/13/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p2
Reports on a merger agreement of AT&T Inc. with BellSouth Corp. Number of job cuts that will result from the merger; Effect of the merger on the ownership and operations of Cingular Wireless; Remarks from AT&T chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr. on the merger.
- AT&T Ready to Bargain. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;10/23/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 42, p40
The article reports that AT&T will agree to comply with a host of regulatory conditions to gain approval of the BellSouth merger from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C. Accordingly, it was cited that FCC is the major hurdle before AT&T and BellSouth can close the $81...
- Big Ed. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR Wireless News;7/3/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 27, p10
The author considers the reaction of AT&T Inc. CEO Ed Whitacre to the refusal of the U.S. Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee to allow acquisition of BellSouth Corp. He emphasizes that it is difficult to affect Whitacre. He cites the arguments raised by the Senate regarding the AT&T...
- SBC CAN'T RESIST A BLAST FROM ITS PAST. Mehta, Stephanie N. // Fortune International (Europe);2/21/2005, Vol. 151 Issue 3, p16
This article scrutinizes SBC's decision to buy its former parent, AT&T. When "Fortune" caught up with SBC chairman Ed Whitacre at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, he was in an ebullient mood. He laid out plans for SBC's big push into video services, a move aimed at...