News Release

Verizon Wireless Completes Renovation of Pacific Guardian Tower Store and Names Harvey Yasuda Manager

August 2, 2001

Sherrie Coronas
sherrie.coronas@verizonwireless.com
808-544-8721

HONOLULU, HI — Harvey Yasuda has been named retail store manager for the Verizon Wireless store located at Pacific Guardian Tower in Honolulu. In his new role, Yasuda will oversee the store's daily operations and manage a staff trained to meet customer needs. Yasuda takes over management of the 2,500 square-foot outlet as it emerges from a renovation project aimed at enhancing the customer's shopping experience.

A twenty-year veteran of the retail industry, Yasuda has held sales and management positions with Nordstrom, Liberty House and the Nine West Group. He joined Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, in 1999 as an account executive in the business sales department. In this role he managed existing business accounts while actively pursuing new business customers.

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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