News Release

Verizon Wireless Names New Associate Director of Business Sales for Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky

February 2, 2004

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Kelly Errer
kerrer@marxlayne.com  
248-855-6777

SOUTHFIELD, MI — Barry Kelley has been promoted to associate director of business sales for Verizon Wireless' Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region. In this position, he is responsible for directing and managing outside regional sales teams in acquiring small- to medium-sized business accounts.

Kelley has been with Verizon Wireless and its legacy companies for 10 years. Previously as associate director of strategic sales, he led a team of major account managers who were responsible for cultivating Fortune 500 customers in Michigan.

In 1992, Kelley earned his bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Michigan, where he was part of four Big 10 championship football teams. He resides in Pontiac with his wife, Kendra, and their son, Caleb.

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 37.5 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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