News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Bob Scalia Manager at Ocean County Mall Store

November 18, 2001

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

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

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Bob Scalia store manager for the company's new retail location in the Ocean County Mall. In his new position, Scalia will be responsible for new sales, employee training, customer service, billing and inventory.

"Bob has a vast knowledge of Verizon Wireless retail sales," said Ria Tielman, district manager. "His proven success as a sales representative and his record providing outstanding customer service will allow him to lead the Ocean County Mall store."

Scalia began his wireless telecommunications career in 1994 as a sales representative at the company's Mt. Laurel store. While with Verizon Wireless, he has held the positions of kiosk supervisor in the Echelon Mall and assistant store manager in the Deptford Mall, Cherry Hill Mall and Woodhaven locations.

Scalia was part of the President's Cabinet in 1995 and 1996, an honor reserved for the top five percent of Verizon Wireless sales representatives.

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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