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BELLSOUTH IS WELL POSITIONED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INFORMATION AGE OPPORTUNITIES, CLENDENIN TELLS SHAREHOLDERS

 NEW ORLEANS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Information Age is spawning unprecedented opportunities for the telecommunications industry, BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) Chairman and CEO John L. Clendenin told his company's shareholders here today at their annual meeting.
 Clendenin emphasized BellSouth has taken -- and will continue to take -- the actions necessary to ensure its core wireline and wireless networks take maximum advantage of those opportunities for the sake of its customers and its owners.
 And while the company's networks help set the pace for the Information Age, BellSouth will strive to have lifted the regulatory and legal restrictions that prevent the full realization of those networks' potential.
 As one example of the company's industry leadership, Clendenin pointed out how BellSouth had been at the forefront in recognizing the potential of cellular communications.
 And what cellular did for voice communications over the last 10 years, wireless data is expected to do for data communications in the next 10.
 BellSouth's RAM Mobile Data partnership has been setting the standard of wireless mobile data and is completing networks that will cover most of the U.S. and the United Kingdom. A recently announced contract to build and operate a network in France and an agreement with Intel Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: INTC) to develop new mobile computing products and services demonstrate further how BellSouth is taking initiatives as a leader in worldwide wireless data.
 Clendenin also told his shareholders that their company's traditional wireline network has been generating additional revenue through an array of new services for residential customers and small, medium and large business customers.
 For example, BellSouth is the industry leader in the sale of TouchStar(sm) features like Caller ID, repeat dialing and call block. And by year end 1992, BellSouth had more than half a million MemoryCall(sm) voice mailboxes, more tnstruction program to ensure the network's capabilities stay up with customer's growing needs for specific advanced services.
 Clendenin explained that to take utmost advantage of the long-term opportunities open to BellSouth a "prudent balance" has been struck between meeting shareholder expectations for current cash returnn?d reinvesting for long-term growth.
 "In a nutshell, there's a price to pay for investing to meet customers' growing needs in a world in which technology moves so fast and new markets open up," he said. "There's a far greater price to pay for not doing so, for not having the sophisticated networks it takes to meet the needs of customers in the Information Age."
 Clendenin concluded, "We're leading the way, and in the face of increased competition and the continuing fast pace of technological change, last year's earnings rebound -- an increase of 8.5 percent to $3.30 per share -- reaffirms our confidence that our long-term strategies are the right ones."
 BellSouth is an international telecommunications holding company. Its subsidiaries offer local telephone service in nine southeastern states and mobile communications services worldwide, provide advertising and publishing services, and market and maintain stand-alone and fully integrated communications systems.
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 /CONTACT: Larry Stevens, 404-249-2832, or Scott Ticer, 404-249-2824, both of BellSouth Corporation/
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