News Release

Verizon Wireless Names D.J. Hulet as Vice President of Sales Operations for the Northwest Area

November 15, 2000

SEATTLE — Verizon Wireless has named D.J. Hulet as Vice President of Sales Operations for the Northwest Area. Hulet is responsible for leading the company's integrated sales and distribution efforts across all four regions in the Northwest Area.

Hulet, a 23-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, was most recently the Customer Service General Manager for BTCellnet in the United Kingdom. She began her career with Pacific Bell in California and held a variety of senior positions in Customer Care, Business Market Sales, New Business Development and Operations. She also worked at SBC Communications.

Hulet holds a bachelor's degree from University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She will reside in Bellevue, Washington.

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 26.3 million wireless voice and data customers and 3.5 million paging customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp - now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 32,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company in its Media Center on the Web at: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mediacenter/index.shtml

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