News Release

Local New Jersey Resident Wins Honors From Verizon Wireless

March 15, 2004

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Robin B. Nicol
Robin.Nicol@vivianipr.com
908-789-4719

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Hunterdon County resident Kelly Gillespie, data sales consultant for Verizon Wireless, has received the company's President's Award for Excellence, which recognizes employees for exceptional teamwork, leadership and outstanding customer service.

Gillespie was honored for her wireless data expertise and commitment to training and assisting sales representatives who provide customers with a variety of wireless data services to meet their business and personal information needs.

She was one of 15 Verizon Wireless employees to receive the President's Award for Excellence.

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 http://www.verizonwireless.com.  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.

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