News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Gina Jordan as National Account Manager in Texas

January 21, 2004

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
817-258-1980Lora Friedrichsen
Golin/Harris International for Verizon Wireless
Lfriedrichsen@golinharris.com
972-308-9138

AUSTIN, TX — Verizon Wireless has named Gina Jordan its national account manager for operations in Austin, San Antonio, Waco and the Rio Grande Valley. Headquartered in Austin, Jordan will be responsible for managing national accounts and negotiating national contracts across the region. She will also manage the coordination and implementation of quality programs for customer development and retention.

"Markets like Austin, San Antonio, Waco and the Rio Grande Valley provide an excellent opportunity for growth in the wireless market and Gina's experience will be valuable in expanding our presence in the region," said Jim O'Brey, director of business sales for Verizon Wireless. "As our first national account manager, Gina and her team are committed to growing and retaining the national client base for Verizon Wireless in Texas."

Before joining Verizon Wireless, Jordan held sales roles with responsibilities in business development, market development, product development and marketing communications at technology companies including NEC, Hill Country Technology and ClearCube Technology. Jordan has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing in the wireless and technology industries.

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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