News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Richard Veyera National Accounts Manager

April 13, 2003

J. Abra Degbor
JAbra.Degbor@VerizonWireless.com
781-481-1314Wendy Bulawa
617-851-3426

WOBURN, MA – Verizon Wireless has named Richard Veyera national accounts manager.  In his new position, Veyera will be responsible for managing the Textron, Inc. account. Textron, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island chose Verizon Wireless as their only national wireless provider.  In addition to voice service for thousands of their employees, Textron, Inc. executives are testing a wireless data service that allows them to send and receive data over the Verizon Wireless Express NetworkSM. For those who spend more time on the road than at their desk, access to e-mail, client files and corporate data is critical to maintaining productivity; Express Network gives mobile professionals a tremendous advantage by making their time out of the office seamless to customers and colleagues.

“It is due to Richard’s hard work and persistence that Textron, Inc. chose Verizon Wireless as its wireless provider of choice,” said Elizabeth Ternullo, associate director -  strategic accounts.  “Richard’s track record in providing outstanding customer service and his knowledge about Verizon Wireless products and services will be invaluable in his role as national accounts manager.”

A Verizon Wireless employee for 11 years, Veyera most recently served as a Major Accounts Manager.  His sales career with the company has spanned a variety of positions, including regional director of sales, sales manager, program manager, market manager, and account executive. 

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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