News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Johnny St. Clair As Business Account Executive in Waco, Texas

June 14, 2004

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
817-258-1980Lora Friedrichsen
Golin/Harris International for Verizon Wireless
Lfriedrichsen@golinharris.com
972-308-9138

WACO, TX — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, has named Johnny St. Clair as business account executive in Waco. St. Clair will be responsible for identifying and driving new major account business opportunities for Verizon Wireless voice and data sales in the Waco area.

"Johnny is our first business sales executive dedicated exclusively to Waco and that reflects the continued growth we are seeing in the market," said Wendy Furchak, associate director of strategic sales for Verizon Wireless. "He has several years of successful sales experience that will serve him well as he sells the value of the best wireless network to customers in Waco."

St. Clair most recently worked for Aliron Marketing in Waco. He previously spent two years in business sales for Cingular Wireless. St. Clair attended Texas Tech and Baylor University.

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 40 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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