News Release

Kansas Residents Trish Fox, Debbie Worthington And Rodney VanHook Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales and Customer Service Performers

February 27, 2005

Cheryl Bini
Cheryl.Bini@VerizonWireless.com
314-920-4922Heather Lewis
For Verizon Wireless
heather@morningstarcomm.com
913-851-8700 ext. 26

WICHITA, KS — Verizon Wireless has named Trish Fox, Debbie Worthington and Rodney VanHook, all of Wichita, to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

Fox and Worthington, retail store managers, and VanHook, a retail sales representative, were given the President's Cabinet designation for ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2004, placing them as three of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

Fox and VanHook, both five-year veterans of Verizon Wireless, and Worthington, who has been with the company for 19 years, earned the honor by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership. They were recognized for providing customers with outstanding service on company products and plans, such as the NationalAccess high-speed wireless data network, and TXT and Picture Messaging services.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on their potential rather than on what is expected of them," said Mark Crumpton, president—Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. "Trish, Debbie and Rodney exemplify what it means to reach for that potential. These individuals are highly valued by us and their customers."

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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