News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Brian Curiale Cherry Hill, New Jersey Assistant Store Manager

February 19, 2004

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

CHERRY HILL, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Brian Curiale assistant manager of its retail location on Route 38 in Cherry Hill. In his new position, Curiale will be responsible for customer service, sales and employee training.

Previously, Curiale was the Lead Sales Representative at retail stores in both Mt. Laurel and the Burlington Center Mall where he assisted management with merchandising, customer service and supervision of the sales staff. Prior to that, Curiale was a sales representative at a kiosk in the Cherry Hill Mall.

An employee of Verizon Wireless for over three years, Curiale received the first-ever President's Award for Excellence and Achievement in January 2002 for maintaining and exceeding sales goals while supervising a store.

A Camden County resident, Curiale received a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Camden.

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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