News Release

Verizon Communications to Release Earnings April 22

April 20, 2003

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762Bob Varettoni, Verizon Communications
robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com
212-395-7726

NEW YORK, NY — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) will release first-quarter 2003 earnings on Tuesday, April 22. Doreen Toben, Verizon executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss these results on a webcast beginning 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Access instructions and presentation materials, including Verizon's earnings release, will be available at 7:30 a.m. on Verizon's Investor Relations Web site, www.verizon.com/invest.

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