News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Thomas Mellor Brandywine, Delaware, Store Manager

August 7, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd/Carla Reinas
856-642-6226

BRANDYWINE, DE — Verizon Wireless has named Thomas Mellor manager of its retail location in Brandywine. In his new position, Mellor will be responsible for customer service, retail sales and employee training.

Previously, Mellor was the store's assistant manager and helped management with merchandising, customer service and supervision of the sales staff. Prior to that, Mellor was a sales representative at the Verizon Wireless store on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington where he earned recognition as a top retail sales representative in the Philadelphia Tri-State region. In 1999, Mellor was the recipient of the President's Cabinet Award for Sales Excellence — an internal award that recognizes the top sales performers. In addition, Mellor was named Top Manager for sales in 2002. A New Castle County resident, Mellor has been employed by Verizon Wireless for six years.

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 40.4 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.

####