News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Elena Pepe Ocean County Mall Assistant Store Manager in Ocean County, New Jersey

August 7, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Elena Pepe assistant manager of its retail location in the Ocean County Mall. In her new position, Pepe will be responsible for customer service, sales and employee training.

Previously, Pepe was the operations manager for Best Buy and prior to that was an operations supervisor and customer service manager for Home Depot.

Pepe resides in Ocean County.

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.

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