News Release

Rockland County New York Resident Clifford Wins Sales Excellence Award At Verizon Wireless

March 26, 2002

Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

David Samberg
david.samberg@verizonwireless.com
845-365-7212

ORANGEBURG, NY — Rockland County resident Jim Clifford, a major account manager for Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, recently was named one of the company's top sales achievers for 2001. He was one of only 10 Verizon Wireless employees to receive the Area of Excellence sales award for the company's New York metro area. Award winners received a trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.

Clifford earned the award based on his sales leadership and exceptional customer service.

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