News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Director of Indirect Sales in Philadelphia

November 27, 2001

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

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Verizon Wireless recently announced the appointment of Mike Ross to Director of Indirect Sales for the Philadelphia Tri-State Region.

In this role, Ross will oversee all sales and operations activities of Verizon Wireless' indirect distribution channel in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Distributors include independent agents and national and exclusive retailers, who sell Verizon Wireless products and services at more than 400 locations.

An 11-year veteran with Verizon Wireless and related companies, Ross has held several key positions with the company. Most recently, he served as Regional Director of Stores. Before that, he was Regional Director of Business to Business and Sales Manager.

Ross is a board member of the Philadelphia Firefighters Scholarship Fund for Widowed Children. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rowan University.

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). 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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