News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Director of Sales Operations in New Mexico and El Paso

December 4, 2001

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has named Bill Temer as director of sales operations for New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

In his new position, Temer will be responsible for leading, planning and directing business and data sales throughout New Mexico and in El Paso.

Temer brings extensive sales experience to his new role, most recently serving as Verizon Wireless' acting New Mexico branch manager. His sales experience in the wireless industry also includes work as the direct business sales manager, association account executive and business account executive. Prior to joining Verizon Wireless in 1998, Temer was a district manager for Mission Foods in New Mexico and El Paso. He also served as an area sales manager for the T.J. Lipton Co.

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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