News Release

Passaic County, New Jersey Resident Wins President's Award for Excellence at Verizon Wireless

May 31, 2005

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Lynette F. Viviani
lynette.viviani@vivianipr.com
973-283-9228

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Passaic County resident Mark Del Buono, senior financial analyst for Verizon Wireless, has received the company's President's Award for Excellence which recognizes employees for exceptional teamwork, leadership and outstanding customer service.

Del Buono earned the award for providing innovative financial analysis and reports to the sales and marketing departments to enhance their efforts to offer customers high quality products and services. He was one of six Verizon Wireless employees to receive the President's Award for Excellence.

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 of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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