News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Wayne W. White Michigan Regional President

January 9, 2001

Dave Donovan
ddonovan@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

Michelle Gilbert
michelle.gilbert@verizonwireless.com
248-915-3680

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Verizon Wireless has named Wayne W. White president - Michigan Region, Great Lakes Area, Verizon Wireless. White is responsible for the company's operations throughout the state of Michigan.

Previously, White served as vice president - sales & marketing for a Chicago, Illinois-based Internet start-up company that integrates global positioning, wireless communications and the Internet to provide personal location and monitoring services to parents with young children. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions with Ameritech Corporation in its call center, prepaid card services and long distance marketing operations as well as with General Electric in sales, product development, marketing and general management functions.

A native of Philadelphia, White and his family reside in Lakewood, Ill. They plan to relocate to the Detroit area soon. White holds a master's of business administration in marketing from Case Western Reserve University as well as a master's degree in telecommunications and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 27.5 million wireless voice and data 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, N.J., is 38,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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