News Release

Verizon Chairman and CEO to Present At Banc of America Conference on Sept. 22

September 20, 2005

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762Bob Varettoni
Verizon Communications
robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com
212-395-7726

NEW YORK, NY — Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), will speak at the Banc of America Securities 35th Annual Investment Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 22. His presentation will be webcast beginning approximately 3:30 p.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 day.

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