News Release

Verizon CFO to Present At Raymond James Conference on March 7

March 3, 2005

Bob Varettoni
Verizon Communications
robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com
212-395-7726

Nancy Stark
Verizon Wireless
nancy.stark@verizonwireless.com
908-306-6762

NEW YORK, NY — Doreen Toben, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), will speak at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, March 7. Her presentation will be webcast beginning approximately 11 a.m. Eastern time on Verizon's Investor Relations Web site, www.verizon.com/investor. Access instructions and presentation materials will be available on the site that morning.

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