News Release

Verizon Wireless Announces New Manager At Cedar Rapids, Iowa Retail Store

December 28, 2003

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Kristi Nelson
kjn@lilja.com
952-893-7140

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Verizon Wireless, the leading U.S. wireless service provider, has named Tanya McLain as manager of its Cedar Rapids Communications Store, located at 151 Collins Rd. N.E. She will report to Timothy Wolfe, district manager — Retail Sales, Iowa.

McLain previously held similar positions at Sprint PCS and SunCom/AT&T Wireless. She earned an associate's degree from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, and currently is working toward a degree in business administration.

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 36 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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