News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Barry Beasley Director of Business Sales

October 14, 2001

April Sands
april.sands@verizonwireless.com
925-904-3712

SAN RAMON, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has appointed Barry Beasley as director of business sales for the Verizon Wireless Northern California/Nevada region.

In his new position, Beasley will be responsible for leading, planning and directing sales for the business and data markets throughout the Northern California/Nevada area. The region extends from California's border with Oregon, south to Santa Barbara and Bakersfield, and east to include Reno and all of northern Nevada.

Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Beasley was the vice president and region market manager for Randstad Corporation, with responsibilities for business sales, planning, marketing and strategy. He has more than 26 years of experience in sales, production, logistics, finance and customer service. Beasley began his career with Thomas De La Rue Security Printers in Dunstable, England.

Beasley was educated in England and attended the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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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