News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Thomas Begasse Toms River, New Jersey Store Manager

September 27, 2004

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

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Thomas Begasse manager of its newest retail location in Toms River. The 8,600-square-foot "superstore" is the company's largest in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region. In his new position, Begasse will be responsible for customer service, retail sales and employee training.

Previously, Begasse was the manager of Verizon Wireless' retail store in the Ocean County Mall. An Atlantic County resident, Begasse received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

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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