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BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES SALE OF NOTES

 ATLANTA, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. (BST), a subsidiary of BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), today announced the sale of $450 million aggregate principal amount of Ten Year 6.25 percent Notes due May 15, 2003.
 BST's long-term debt securities have been rated by Standard and Poor's as AAA, by Duff and Phelps as AAA and by Moody's as Aaa.
 The sale was negotiated through an underwriting group managed by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Lehman Brothers; and Salomon Brothers Inc.
 The underwriters plan to offer the Ten Year 6.25 percent Notes to the public at an initial public offering price of 99.557 percent of their principal amount, plus accrued interest from May 15, 1993, which would yield 6.31 percent if held to maturity. The notes are not subject to redemption prior to maturity. The cost to the company will be approximately 6.40 percent. The settlement date is scheduled for May 18, 1993.
 Central Bank of the South, located in Birmingham, Ala., has been named Trustee for this issue.
 The company intends to apply the net proceeds from the sale of both issues of notes toward the permanent refinancing of:
 -- Forty Year 9 5/8 percent Debentures due March 1, 2019, in
 aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000 issued by South
 Central Bell Telephone Company ("South Central Bell"); and
 -- Forty Year 8 1/4 percent Debentures due August 1, 2013 in
 aggregate principal amount of $200,000,000 issued by South
 Central Bell Telephone Company ("South Central Bell").
 BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., with headquarters in Atlanta, provides telecommunications services in the nine-state BellSouth region. BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. does business as Southern Bell in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and as South Central Bell in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
 A written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 may be obtained from:
 Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated
 1251 Avenue of the Americas
 New York, NY 10020


and the other underwriters.
 -0- 5/4/93
 /CONTACT: David Rogers of BellSouth Telecommunications, 404-529-8053/
 (BLS)


CO: BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. ST: Georgia IN: TLS SU:

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