News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Ryan Chandler Director Of Retail Sales In Texas

September 18, 2005

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

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has named Ryan Chandler director of retail sales. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas Chandler will focus on sales leadership, increasing productivity and providing superior customer service. Chandler's region includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Shreveport, Louisiana and Little Rock, Arkansas.

"As a long-time Verizon Wireless employee, Ryan is familiar with our company and our region. His proven leadership and organizational skills make him the ideal choice to lead our retail sales organization and help us continue to grow the business," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Superior customer service sets a company apart and Ryan will ensure that Verizon Wireless stores continue to provide the very best customer experience."

Chandler has more than nine years of experience with Verizon Wireless, most recently serving as a district manager in Knoxville, Tenn. He joined the company in 1996 and was quickly promoted to manager of sales operations in Nashville and later to district manager for East Tennessee.

Chandler earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Spring Hill College in Alabama.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 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 preview and request 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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