News Release

Verizon Wireless Offers Free Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers DVD to New Online Customers

Fans Can Enter to Win Trip to Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kings World Premiere in New Zealand

August 12, 2003

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Akoto Ofori-Atta
Akoto.Ofori-Atta@verizonwireless.com  
908-306-7890

Amy Gorton/Jennifer Sandler
New Line Home Entertainment
amy.gorton@newline.com
jennifer.sandler@newline.com  
310-967-6536/6992

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider, today announced a number of special offers for fans of The Lord of the Rings, including a free DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with the purchase of a handset and new service through its online store and a chance to win a trip to the world premier of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in New Zealand. The promotions complement a number of exciting offerings for J.R.R. Tolkien followers, including games, TXT message alerts, ring tones, discounts and more available at www.VerizonWireless.com/LOTR.  

In honor of the widely anticipated August 26 release of the DVD/VHS The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, customers who purchase a Verizon Wireless phone and service with a one- or two-year service agreement through its the Verizon Wireless online store will receive a free copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers DVD, while supplies last. The promotion begins August 5, 2003 and will continue while supplies last. The Lord of the Rings fans can also enter online at www.VerizonWireless.com/LOTR to enter for a chance to win a trip to New Zealand to see the third installment of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The winner will receive round-trip trip for two includes airfare for two, hotel accommodations in New Zealand, and tickets to the movie world premiere on December 9, 2003. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win and all entrants must be at least 18 years old to enter. Official game rules are also posted on the Web site.

All complimentary DVDs of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and those sold through other outlets will include a special Adventure CardTM, an interactive experience from New Line Home Entertainment, that allows access to special offers, rebates and exclusive The Lord of the Rings content. Customers using the Adventure Card can sign up to receive a monthly e-mail with updates on The Lord of the Rings content and offers. For more information, visit www.VerizonWireless.com/LOTR.  

Verizon Wireless customers with certain Get It NowSM-enabled phones can download ring tones, games and more, all with The Lord of the Rings theme. Get It Now is a virtual store of applications that can be downloaded over the air, without hooking up connecting to a PC or visiting going into a Verizon Wireless Communications Store. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary, and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store. For more information about Get It Now, visit www.VerizonWireless.com/getitnow.  

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 34.6 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 Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.

About New Line Home Entertainment
New Line Home Entertainment distributes all of New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features theatrical films on VHS and DVD, including the premium DVD brand infinifilmTM. The company also distributes feature films and non-theatrical programs acquired or produced by New Line Home Entertainment and New Line Television. New Line Cinema is the leading independent producer and distributor of theatrical films. New Line also licenses its films to ancillary markets including cable and broadcast television as well as in all international markets.

For more information about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, visit www.lordoftherings.net.  To download The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers press releases and photos, visit New Line's website at www.moviepublicity.com.  

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