News Release

Verizon Wireless Honored In The Top 50 Of 2002 InfoWorld 100

Service Provider Lauded For E-procurement Project

December 18, 2002

Brian Wood
brian.wood@verizonwireless.com
908-306-7901

BEDMINSTER, NJ — BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has been honored as one of the 2002 InfoWorld 100, an award that exemplifies the best of IT. InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies, announced the recipients of its annual award, which recognizes the innovative use of technology by corporate IT organizations. Verizon Wireless, the only wireless service provider in the top 50, was selected for its e-procurement project to automate the process for hiring contract laborers. This project was led by Cheryl Rowden, director of IT for Verizon Wireless.

"We continuously seek out ways to improve our business by leveraging technology," said Roger Gurnani, vice president and chief information officer for Verizon Wireless. "We are delighted with this award - and the special recognition of this e procurement project. It reflects well on the Information Technology initiatives at Verizon Wireless."

The companies included on the 2002 InfoWorld 100 list are putting the latest enterprise technology to use and achieving great success. Chosen and ranked by InfoWorld's senior editors, the 100 organizations represent 2002's greatest achievements in companies spanning 11 industries. The 2002 InfoWorld 100 was chosen based on their ability to leverage the latest technology to bolster business efforts, maximize return on investment, streamline business processes, reduce costs, save resources, improve customer service and create new streams of revenue. The full list can be found online at http://www.infoworld.com/features/fe2002iw100.html.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 31.5 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.

About IDG's InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to deliver insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, research and events channels. In an era when technology is more critical to business success than ever before, InfoWorld Media Group provides senior IT level expertise for executives such as CTOs and CIOs on how technology drives specific business benefits such as revenue growth, relationship management, and enhancing organizational efficiencies.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key technologies, products and trends that assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage is substantiated by original research done in InfoWorld's $23 million, dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test center. Since 1978, InfoWorld has performed the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products. To learn more about InfoWorld, go to www.infoworld.com.

InfoWorld Media Group is a division of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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