News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Danny Cortez District Manager For San Antonio, Texas

May 2, 2005

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, has named San Antonio-native Danny Cortez district manager for its San Antonio district. Cortez will be responsible for overseeing 12 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the San Antonio area, identifying creative sales opportunities, executing national marketing initiatives, increasing growth and ensuring excellence among the retail sales team.

"Danny has a tremendous amount of experience in wireless and telecommunications that will help lead our retail team," said Bill McKinney, director of Retail Sales for Verizon Wireless. "As we continue to grow market share in San Antonio, Danny's background and knowledge will help increase productivity throughout the district."

Cortez, born and raised in San Antonio, has more than 20 years of retail, indirect, business-to-business, and marketing management experience in the telecommunications industry. He joins Verizon Wireless after eight years at Sprint PCS, most recently serving as area indirect director in Northern California.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data 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 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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