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AT&T to hold its annual shareholders’ meeting in Spokane Friday

AT&T, one of the world’s largest companies, will hold its annual meeting of shareholders in Spokane on Friday.

The Dallas-based telecommunications company chose Spokane because it’s trying to rotate its annual meetings around the country, said Andy Colley, AT&T’s director of communications for Washington.

“This lets stockholders around the country who are not able to travel long distances attend meetings, so in recent years we’ve held our meetings in places like Little Rock; Salt Lake City; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Columbus, Georgia,” he said via email.

The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the DoubleTree Hilton Spokane City Center.

Company annual meetings typically draw executives, employees, shareholders and media. Colley couldn’t say how many were expected at AT&T’s meeting, but the Grand Ballroom where it’s scheduled to take place holds up to 1,200 people in a theater-style configuration.

At the meeting, company executives will announce a $50 million investment in upgrading and expanding its wireless network in the region made from 2012 through last year.  



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