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BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. ANNOUNCES SALE OF DEBENTURES

 ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., a subsidiary of BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), today announced the sale of $300 million aggregate principal amount of Forty Year 7-1/2 percent Debentures due June 15, 2033, (the "Forty Year 7-1/2 Percent Debentures") and $200 million aggregate principal amount of Eleven Year 6-3/8 percent Notes, due June 15, 2004.
 BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.'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 of the Forty Year 7-1/2 percent Debentures was negotiated through an underwriting group managed by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Salomon Brothers Inc, and The First Boston Corporation. The sale of the Eleven Year 6-3/8 percent Notes was negotiated by an underwriting group managed by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Salomon Brothers Inc, and Lehman Brothers.
 The underwriters plan to offer the Forty Year 7-1/2 percent Debentures to the public at an initial public offering price of 99.623 percent of their principal amount, plus accrued interest from June 15, which would yield 7.53 percent if held to maturity. The Debentures are not subject to redemption prior to June 15, 2003. The cost to the company will be approximately 7.60 percent. The settlement date is scheduled for June 22.
 First Alabama Bank, located in Birmingham, Ala., has been named Trustee for the issue.
 The underwriters plan to offer the Eleven Year 6-3/8 percent Notes to the public at an initial public offering price of 99.189 percent of their principal amount, plus accrued interest from June 15, which would yield 6.479 percent if held to maturity. The Notes are not subject to redemption prior to maturity.


The cost to the company will be approximately 6.564 percent. The settlement date is scheduled for June 22.
 Barnett Banks Trust Company, National Association, located in Jacksonville, Fla., has been named Trustee for this issue.
 The company intends to apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Debentures and Notes toward the permanent refinancing of:
 -- Forty Year 10-3/8 percent Debentures due Dec. 30, 2025 in
 aggregate principal amount of $250 million issued by South
 Central Bell Telephone Company ("South Central Bell");
 -- Thirty-Six Year 7-3/8 percent Debentures due Nov. 1, 2007 in
 aggregate principal amount of $100 million issued by South
 Central Bell; and
 -- Thirty-One Year 6-7/8 percent Debentures due Nov. 1, 1999 in
 aggregate principal amount of $85 million issued by South Central
 Bell.
 The redemption date for the issues has been set for July 12.
 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.
 Written prospectuses meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 may be obtained from:
 Goldman, Sachs & Co.
 Prospectus Department
 85 Broad Street
 New York, NY 10004 and other underwriters.
 -0- 6/8/93
 /CONTACT: David Rogers of BellSouth Telecommunications, 404-529-8053/
 (BLS)


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