News Release

Atlantic County, Pennsylvania, Verizon Wireless Employee Honored With President's Cabinet Award

March 4, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226 x11

TREVOSE, PA — Atlantic County resident Joe Sherman, Retail Sales Representative for Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, was recently named one of the company's top sales achievers for 2003. He was one of only six regional Verizon Wireless employees to receive the President's Cabinet Award, the company's highest sales honor attainable, for the company's Philadelphia Tri-State Region.

"Joe's commitment to customer service coupled with the most reliable wireless network nationwide allow Verizon Wireless to maximize the value we offer to our customers," said Christine Baron, President of Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia Tri-State Region.

Sherman earned the award based on his exceptional customer service and sales leadership, performing in the top 1% of his sales category. Award winners receive a trip to St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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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