News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Jim Rossi Manager at Hamilton Mall Store

November 18, 2001

Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226

Sheldon Jones
sheldon.jones@verizonwireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)

MAYS LANDING, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Jim Rossi store manager for the company's new retail location in the Hamilton Mall. In his new position, Rossi will be responsible for new sales, employee training, customer service, billing and inventory.

"Jim has a vast knowledge of Verizon Wireless retail sales," said Eric Krug, district manager. "His proven success as a sales representative and his record providing outstanding customer service will allow him to lead the Hamilton Mall store."

Rossi began his wireless telecommunications career in 1995 as lead sales representative at Verizon Wireless' Woodhaven, Pa. Communications Store. He has also worked as lead sales representative at the company's Atlantic City store and assistant manager in the Deptford Mall location. Rossi is a member of the Gold Club, an honor reserved for Verizon Wireless employees who achieve the top percentage of sales in the region.

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 and GTE Wireless. 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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