News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Martha Delehanty Vice President of Human Resources

April 4, 2004

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4385

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced the appointment of Martha Delehanty as vice president of Human Resources with responsibility for all human resources strategies and programs, including employee relations; compensation and benefits; training and development; staffing, and human resources compliance.

Since joining Verizon Wireless in 2000, Ms. Delehanty, as executive director of Employee Relations, has contributed to developing Verizon Wireless' reputation as an innovative and rewarding place to work. The company's outstanding workplace reputation has led to a number of awards and recognitions for Verizon Wireless, including being named one of Working Mother's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for three consecutive years, and being selected as the highest-ranking wireless service provider on Training magazine's "Top 100 Training Organizations in America" list three years in a row. (For more on Verizon Wireless workplace recognition, visit www.verizonwireless.com under About Us/Overview/Awards.)

Before her appointment to vice president, Ms. Delehanty was responsible for overseeing Verizon Wireless employee workplace programs and policies, including all Human Resources communications, for more than 40,000 employees. Before joining Verizon Wireless, Ms. Delehanty was a field director for GTE Wireless in its Midwest Area. (GTE merged with Bell Atlantic in 2000 to form Verizon Communications, one of two parent companies of Verizon Wireless.) She joined GTE in 1991 and held a variety of positions of increasing authority with its products, directories, telephone operations and wireless groups in the East and Midwest.

She succeeds Marc Reed, recently named executive vice president of Human Resources for Verizon Communications, and reports directly to the president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. Ms. Delehanty holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin.

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/verizonwireless.  

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