News Release

Ohio Resident Lance Herndon Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales Performers

March 8, 2005

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Pepper Peale
For Verizon Wireless
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513-271-7222

DAYTON, OH — Verizon Wireless has named Lance Herndon, of Dayton, to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

Herndon, a retail sales representative based in Beavercreek, was given the President's Cabinet designation for ranking in the top 1.5 percent nationally in sales during 2004, placing him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

A 4-year veteran of Verizon Wireless, Herndon earned the honor by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing Ohio customers with outstanding service on company products and plans, such as the NationalAccess high-speed wireless data network, and TXT and Picture Messaging services.

"Verizon Wireless has built a reputation as the leader in consumer satisfaction," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "Lance has demonstrated the company's commitment to its customers by performing beyond expectations, providing his customers with the best wireless experience possible. I'm pleased to recognize his hard work and dedication."

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