News Release

Local Bergen County Resident Wins President's Cabinet Award At Verizon Wireless

March 10, 2003

Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

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

ORANGEBURG, NY — Bergen County resident Thomas Berkshire, communications store manager for Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, recently was named one of the company's top sales achievers for 2002. He was one of only nine Verizon Wireless employees to receive the President's Cabinet Award, the highest sales honor attainable, for the company's New York Metro area. Award winners received a trip to Banff, Canada.

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

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 32.5 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.

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