News Release

Robert F. Stott Promoted to President of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile

February 19, 1997

TREVOSE, PA — Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Regional Vice President Robert F. Stott was promoted to president of the Philadelphia Tri-State region. Stott served as regional vice president for two years.

Stott is responsible for the company's operations, sales, marketing, telemarketing and engineering throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs, Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, southern New Jersey, and the state of Delaware.

Prior to joining the Philadelphia Tri-State region, Stott was vice president and general manager - rural markets for NYNEX Mobile. He also served as vice president - technical services - southern region, responsible for engineering, construction and operation of the cellular network in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

He also held positions of vice president - quality and ethics and was director of engineering for NYNEX Mobile in New England. Before joining NYNEX Mobile, he worked at New England Telephone for 20 years.

Stott is a graduate of the University of Lowell in Massachusetts and Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York. He and his family reside in Yardley, PA.

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The company owns and operates the most extensive network in the east, covering 111,000 square miles, and the largest chain of wireless retail outlets offering a full range of wireless personal communications services, including voice, data and paging. Based in Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has 4.4 million customers and 6,500 employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed in July, 1995, by combining the cellular operations of Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile.

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