News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store In Santa Clarita

January 13, 2002

Andrew Colley
andrew.colley@verizonwireless.com
949-286-8194

SANTA CLARITA, CA — Who:
Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider

What:
Verizon Wireless announces the addition of a new retail store in Santa Clarita. The store will open for business on Thursday, Jan. 24. Marisela Arellano will serve as manager. Verizon Wireless now owns and operates 84 retail stores and kiosks throughout Southern California.

When:
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002

Store Hours:
Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where:
26445 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Suite A-2
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(at the corner of Bouquet Canyon Rd. and Newhall Ranch Rd.)

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the leading wireless communications provider in the U.S., with the largest wireless network and more than 29.4 million 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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