News Release

Verizon Wireless CEO Denny Strigl to Present at Lehman Brothers Conference On May 24

May 20, 2004

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762Bob Varettoni
Verizon Communications
robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com
212-395-7726

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless President and CEO Denny Strigl will speak at the Lehman Brothers 2004 Global Wireless Conference in New York on May 24 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. A Web cast of the presentation, presentation materials and access instructions will be available at Verizon Communications' Investor Relations Web site on the day of the conference at www.verizon.com/investor.

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 39 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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