News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Wanny Manasse Manager of Hamilton Marketplace, New Jersey Store

July 6, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd/Carla Reinas
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HAMILTON, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Wanny Manasse manager of its retail location in Hamilton Marketplace. In his new position, Manasse will be responsible for customer service, sales and employee training.

Previously, he served as assistant manager of the Verizon Wireless' Communications Store in Lakewood. Prior to that, Manasse managed a customer service call center for eight years in Jamaica where he was responsible for the daily activities and supervision of 900 employees. In both 2003 and 2004, Verizon Wireless recognized him as one of the company's top retail sales managers for achieving outstanding monthly sales performance.

Manasse is an active member of the community. He is a member of the Police Athletic League, where he coaches basketball and soccer. He is also the program director for the Path Community and Educational Center in Orange, NJ and president of the United Christian Men's Society where he organizes food drives and provides clothes to homeless shelters. In addition, he is active with the Newark, NJ-based Big Brother Society where he serves as a mentor/role model to three boys per year.

An Essex County resident, Manasse is currently pursuing his master's degree in counseling from Nyack College in Nyack, NY.

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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