News Release

Verizon Wireless CFO to Present at Vodafone Conference on September 27

September 23, 2004

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Andrew Halford will speak at a Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE and LSE: VOD) analyst and investor day in Newbury, England on September 27. His presentation will be Web cast beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (U.S.) on Verizon Communication's Investor Relations Web site, www.verizon.com/investor and on Vodafone's Investor Relations Web site, www.vodafone.com/investor. Access instructions and presentation materials will be available on the sites that morning.

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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