News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Communications Store in Rochester, Minnesota, and Hires Eight New Employees

January 15, 2006

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Alex Cook
Adc@lilja.com  
952-893-7140

ROCHESTER, MN — Verizon Wireless today announced the opening of its first Communications Store in Rochester, bringing closer to area consumers the latest products and services of the company that operates the nation's most reliable network. The company also announced it has hired eight Rochester-area residents to fill newly created retail positions.

Located at 1200 W. 16th St. in the Apache Shops, the 2,890-square-foot store includes both sales and customer service areas to better serve residents of the Rochester area. It is one of 22 company-owned Communications stores and kiosks in Minnesota.

Verizon Wireless also hired eight Rochester-area residents to fill new retail positions at the store:

  • Sherry Jackson — assistant store manager
  • Trent Pikula, Tim Corry, Matt Erwin and Joe Olevson — retail sales representatives
  • Dan Wildfeurer and Jennifer Card — customer service representatives
  • Tom Werle — assistant for retail sales operations

In addition, Verizon Wireless has promoted Brianna Jung to manager of the new Rochester store. Jung has served as assistant manager of the company's Communications Store in Burnsville, Minn., since November 2004.

The Rochester store is open Monday though Friday from 9 a.m.—9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m.—8 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m.—6 p.m. The store's phone number is 507- 252-9955.

Verizon Wireless launched network services in Rochester on Dec. 1, 2005.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., 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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