News Release

Carolyn Eligan Named Manager of First-of-its-Kind Verizon Wireless Communications Store

July 24, 2001

Christy Sebastian
412-913-2098
christy.sebastian@verizonwireless.com

Pat Quolke
412-563-0367
pquolke@adelphia.net

PITTSBURGH, PA — Carolyn Eligan has been named manager of the new Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Pittsburgh International Airport, the first-of-its-kind wireless outlet for the company.

Eligan brings more than 23 years of retail experience to this position, where she will head the company's first airport store in the country. This location is deemed a customer care center with a focus on serving a national customer base and with half the staff made up of customer care representatives.

"I'm excited about this opportunity because it is the first Verizon Wireless location in an airport and enables me to meet people from all over the world and provide them with the best wireless products and services," Eligan said. "The atmosphere and environment at the airport is always brimming with activity, and my team is very positive, upbeat and ready to serve customers."

Eligan has been with Verizon Wireless for one year, most recently as assistant manager of the company's Cranberry Township Communications Store. Previously, she was a sales manager for Circuit City and worked for Kaufmann's for 21 years in sales management. Eligan received her B.A. degree from Wilberforce University (Ohio) in 1978.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 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 97 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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