News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Richard Foster Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Assistant Store Manager

May 19, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226 X 11

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Richard Foster assistant manager of its retail location at the Mercer Mall in Lawrenceville. In his new position, Foster will be responsible for customer service, sales and employee training.

Previously, Foster was the assistant manager of Verizon Wireless' Communication Stores in Mt. Laurel, Cherry Hill and Burlington where he assisted management with merchandising, customer service and supervision of the sales staff.

An employee of Verizon Wireless for six years, Foster has received the company's "Winner's Circle" award for outstanding sales performance each year.

A Philadelphia County resident, Foster volunteers time as a youth leader in his community.

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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