News Release

Verizon CFO to Present At Deutsche Bank Securities Conference on June 7

June 5, 2005

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762Peter Thonis
Verizon Communications
robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com
212-395-2355

NEW YORK — Doreen Toben, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), will speak at the Deutsche Bank Securities Media/Telecom Conference here on Tuesday, June 7. Her presentation will be webcast beginning approximately 11:30 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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