News Release

Verizon Wireless Names New Sales Manager for Washington

December 3, 2001

Susan Shepard
susan.shepard@verizonwireless.com
503-408-2008

BELLEVUE, WA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has named Wilhelmina Coar as manager of direct business sales in Washington.

In her new position, Coar will be responsible for sales plans and market strategies as well as managing a team of business account representatives. She brings more than 22 years in the telecommunications industry to her new role, most recently as a business sales manager for VoiceStream Wireless in Bothell.

Coar began her telecommunications career in 1979 as an operator with AT&T, and then joined U S WEST Dex as a sales consultant. She held a series of increasingly responsible positions with U S WEST Dex including managing a team of account representatives, serving as sales manager, and managing internet sales. She received numerous awards and recognitions for her sales and management skills during her tenure.

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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