News Release

Illinois Resident Brett Day Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

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

March 7, 2005

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Verizon Wireless has named Brett Day of Noblesville, Ind., to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet, for the second consecutive year and the third year overall.

Day, a national accounts manager covering Indiana and Illinois for Verizon Wireless, was given the President's Cabinet designation for ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2004, placing him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

Day earned the honor by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing Indiana and Illinois customers with outstanding service on company products and plans, such as the Verizon Wireless 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 Tracy Nolan, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Brett exemplifies what it means to reach for that potential. He is highly valued by us and his 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 receive 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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