News Release

Verizon Wireless Donates 32 'Nsync Tickets To American Cancer Society, Rhode Island Tomorrow Fund

Additional Tickets Auctioned Through Local Radio Station To Raise Money for Domestic Violence Victims

May 30, 2001

J. Abra Degbor
jabra.degbor@verizonwireless.com
781-481-1314

Arlene M. Harrington
617-742-9102

FOXBORO, MA — Verizon Wireless is donating 18 concert tickets to the American Cancer Society for tonight's sold-out 'NSYNC 2001 PopOdyssey Concert and 14 tickets to the Rhode Island Tomorrow Fund for tomorrow's show, both at Foxboro Stadium. The company is co-sponsoring the 'NSYNC tour.

Six families will each receive three tickets, one for the child and two for their chaperones. Additionally, 4 tickets will be auctioned off on a Boston radio station with all proceeds going to Jane Doe Inc. (JDI). Jane Doe brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Tomorrow Fund of Rhode Island helps children with cancer by providing family emotional support, cancer research, education and outreach and family financial support. "We are thankful to Verizon Wireless for donating these tickets to the children. It offers them the opportunity to be kids and have fun," said Nancy Isabel, director of development for the Rhode Island Tomorrow Fund.

"Verizon Wireless is dedicated to serving our communities, and is proud to donate these concert tickets, especially to help the children," said Bob Stott, president of Verizon Wireless' New England Region and a cancer survivor.

By embracing a philosophy of commitment to the community, Verizon Wireless focuses primarily on putting wireless products and services to work to combat domestic violence. In addition to domestic violence, the company's community relations activities extend to assisting in public safety, disaster relief, and numerous non-profit causes close to the communities it serves.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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