News Release

Verizon Wireless Named One of Working Mother Magazine's 100 Best Companies For the Third Consecutive Year

Nation's Largest Wireless Carrier Shows Unwavering Commitment to Workplace Programs

September 22, 2003

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4385

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, was named one of Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the third consecutive year. The company was the only wireless company to receive the honor this year. The annual list recognizes corporations that offer programs and services that fulfill the needs of working mothers.

Verizon Wireless received this honor because of its healthy and accommodating working environment for women, the magazine said in its October issue.

"At Verizon Wireless, we have a strong commitment to our employees. Their hard work built the nation's largest and best wireless network. And it's their hard work, both today and tomorrow, that ensures America will have the best wireless services possible. As society changes, so do the needs of our employees, and we pride ourselves on being up to date with the times and the needs of our work force. We are excited to see our hard work recognized and appreciate this acknowledgment from Working Mother," said Marc Reed, vice president of human resources for Verizon Wireless.

For information about careers at Verizon Wireless, visit www.VerizonWireless.com/careers.  

About Working Mother
Working Mother magazine, founded in 1979, reaches nearly 3 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Its 18-year signature initiative, "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers," is a benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The magazine is part of Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, and the annual 100 Best Companies Work/Life Conference. In 2003, WMM published its first annual list of the Best Companies for Women of Color.

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.

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