News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Bryan Toombs Manager For the Communications Store in Mesquite, Texas

Verizon Wireless Names Bryan Toombs Manager for the Communications Store in Mesquite, 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

MESQUITE, TX — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, has named Bryan Toombs manager for the Town East Mall Communications Store in Mesquite. He will be responsible for customer service, sales and merchandising, managing and training store team members, and implementing marketing initiatives for Verizon Wireless and its products.

"Bryan brings a wealth of experience to Mesquite. Town East Mall is one of our most productive stores and we wanted someone with Bryan's extensive background to manage this key location, " said Gretchen Wirth, district manager for Verizon Wireless.

Toombs has more than seven years of experience in the wireless industry. He joined Verizon Wireless in 2000 as a senior retail sales representative. He was promoted to assistant store manger and manger of the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Tyler. He attended the University of Mississippi and Tyler Junior College.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Mesquite is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact the store at (972) 682-1033.

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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