News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Manager at Lakewood, New Jersey Retail Location

January 27, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Eric Strucke manager for the company's new Lakewood Communications Store located at the corner of Route 70 and Shorrock Street near The Home Depot. In his new position, Strucke will be responsible for customer service, corporate and retail sales and employee training.

Previously, he served as manager for the company's Ocean County Mall Communications Store. Before that, he was assistant manager at the same location. A Verizon Wireless employee for more than 4 years, Strucke also served on the corporate sales team for the company's New York Metro Region. Before joining Verizon Wireless, Struck was an independent distributor of wireless phones for 14 years.

He resides in Ocean County.

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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