News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Kendra Sawyer Business Sales Manager In Honolulu

January 20, 2002

Sherrie Coronas
sherrie.coronas@verizonwireless.com
808-544-8721

HONOLULU, HI — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has named Kendra Sawyer business sales manager for its Honolulu market. In her new role, Sawyer is responsible for business sales activity, including management of a staff trained to meet the needs of small and large business customers and government accounts.

Sawyer transfers to the Hawaii region with 16 years of sales experience, most recently holding the business sales manager position for Verizon Wireless in San Antonio, Texas. Her career in telecommunications and account management has included sales positions with Message Express, Geotek Communications Inc. and AirTouch Paging.

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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