News Release

Verizon Wireless Announces New Manager at Omaha, Nebraska Retail Store

January 13, 2004

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

OMAHA, NE — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, has named Kelly Freeman as manager of its Omaha Communications Store, located at 2525 S.132nd St. She will report to Kris Train, district manager — Retail Sales for Omaha and Sioux City, Iowa.

A native of the Omaha area, Freeman served for the past two years as assistant store manager at Verizon Wireless' Center Street store. In 1997, she joined Verizon Wireless in paging sales, and later worked for Phones Plus before returning to Verizon Wireless in 2000 as a retail sales representative.

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. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com.

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