News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Jim McMichen Store Manager Of Woodstock, Georgia, Communications Store

November 9, 2005

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

WOODSTOCK, GA — Verizon Wireless, which owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network serving 49.3 million customers, announces the promotion of Jim McMichen to Store Manager of the Woodstock Communications Store.

In his new position, McMichen will be responsible for customer service, retail sales, inventory, merchandising, employee training and implementing marketing initiatives for Verizon Wireless and its products. This new Woodstock location, located at 121 Lauren Way, opened on October 13.

"McMichen brings a wealth of experience to retail operations in Woodstock. 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.

McMichen began his career with Verizon Wireless in 1999. In the six years since, he has served on the management teams for the Kennesaw, Towne Center and Ellijay Communications Stores. McMichen holds two degrees. He earned a degree in Business Communications from the University of Georgia and another in Marketing Communications from Kennesaw State University.

"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 customers and to be leading the Woodstock team. I am dedicated to serving this community and look forward to many years of growth and business in the area," said McMichen.

The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Woodstock is located at 121 Lauren Way, and the store phone number is (770) 928-2998. This location is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 — 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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