News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Jerome New Store Manager Of Johns Creek, Georgia, Communications Store

November 8, 2005

Caran Smith
Caran.Smith@verizonwireless.com
678-339-4891

SUWANEE, GA — Verizon Wireless, which owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network serving 49.3 million customers, announces the promotion of Jerome New to Store Manager of the Johns Creek Communications Store.

In his new position, New will be responsible for customer service, retail sales, inventory, merchandising, employee training and implementing marketing initiatives for Verizon Wireless. The new Johns Creek location, located at 2637 Peachtree Parkway, opened on October 6.

"New brings a wealth of experience to the retail operations in the Suwanee area. His leadership and management will guide this new location to reach top performance and exceed our customer expectations," said Dean Taylor, director — retail sales, Georgia/Alabama for Verizon Wireless.

New began his career in the wireless industry six years ago. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Store Manager of the Mansell Communications Store, in Alpharetta, GA. He earned a B.S. degree in Anthropology from the University of Georgia.

"Verizon Wireless delivers the best customer service and the best, most reliable network in the nation. It is an honor to fulfill that commitment to our Suwanee customers and to be leading the Johns Creek team. I am dedicated to serving this community and to many years of growth and business in the area," said New.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Johns Creek is located at 2637 Peachtree Parkway, and the store phone number is (678) 455-0223. This location is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.— 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.—6 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon — 5 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice network, serving 49.3 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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