Comcast, Cox Opt For @Home Stock1/14/2001 7:00 PM Eastern
NEW YORK -Comcast Corp. and Cox Communications Inc. decided to take AT&T stock in exchange for $3 billion in put rights for Excite@Home Corp. shares.
Cox and Comcast will exchange 60 million Excite@Home shares for $2.9 billion in AT&T stock. Comcast and Cox had the right to sell that stock to AT&T under a deal cut last March. There has been speculation that debt-heavy AT&T would use cable systems as currency to buy the rights.