AT&T's pension plan contribution gets tentative OK from govt

Sept 6 Fri Sep 6, 2013 7:56pm EDT

Sept 6 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc's proposal to contribute $9.2 billion to $9.5 billion of preferred equity to its pension plan has been tentatively approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a filing.

AT&T plans to contribute 320 million preferred shares to the pension plan. The plan, to be made available for public hearing, if approved, would be effective retrospectively from Sept. 1, 2013. ()

The preferred shares will have a market value of about $9.2 billion to $9.5 billion, the labor department filing said.