February 19, 2014 / 4:08 PM / in 4 years

NY state official to withdraw AT&T resolution on government surveillance

(Reuters) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will withdraw a shareholder resolution at AT&T Inc after the telecommunications company released new details of government interest in its customers’ information, his office said in a statement on Wednesday.

A view shows the AT&T store sign in Broomfield, Colorado April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Under pressure from DiNapoli and other shareholder activists, AT&T and rival Verizon Communications Inc had agreed to disclose more about government surveillance. DiNapoli had said he might still seek a vote by AT&T shareholders on the issue this spring if the company did not disclose enough details.

Reporting by Ross Kerber; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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