News Release

Verizon Wireless Employees Now Have Another Option To Improve Their Health - Weight Watchers® Corporate Solutions

Verizon Wireless Expands Company-Wide Work/Life Initiatives to Include Weight Watchers

January 19, 2006

Brian Wood
Brian.Wood@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-7901Diana Levine
Weight Watchers International, Inc.
levined@weight-watchers.com
212-589-2738

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, announced today that it has begun offering Weight Watchers Corporate Solutions, a flexible, comprehensive group of weight-loss offerings from Weight Watchers, to all 52,000 employees. The Weight Watchers offerings are now available to interested employees at all company locations across the country, including Verizon Wireless corporate offices, Communications Stores and call centers.*

Through Weight Watchers Corporate Solutions, Verizon Wireless will provide employees with access to one or more offerings, namely At Work meetings, Local Meeting vouchers, Online subscriptions to WeightWatchers.com, and the At Home Kit - Corporate Edition, giving employees access to Weight Watchers at work, online, at home or at local meetings. Weight Watchers Corporate Solutions is a weight-loss portfolio featuring a flexible and comprehensive group of four weight-loss offerings.

"We are very excited to have partnered with Weight Watchers and expand the weight loss options available to all employees. The Weight Watchers offerings have the potential to reach our employees with health-related information and trusted approaches to weight management," explained Mark Monteyne, Head Coach at Verizon Wireless. "The health of employees is very important to us and with obesity a growing problem nationwide, we're glad to be able to provide something that can help."

"For many people who are busy juggling work and family responsibilities, having Weight Watchers available through work is their best chance for dealing with their weight-control issues," said Karen Miller-Kovach, M.S., R.D., Chief Scientist at Weight Watchers International, who is responsible for the content and delivery of the popular Weight Watchers Weight-Loss System.

The Weight Watchers offerings will be part of Verizon Wireless' work/life programs, which provide resources to employees to help them improve their health and well-being. Verizon Wireless currently operates 22 on-site Health and Wellness centers and employs a full-time staff dedicated to the health and wellness of employees. For $15 a month, employees have access to top of the line fitness equipment, health programs and seminars, smoking cessation classes, health fairs and screenings, flu shots and much more. Additionally, employees receive three "Quality at Work" messages per week, with motivational messages, and health and wellness information.

For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

* Weight Watchers Corporate Solutions are available only in participating Weight Watchers areas in the U.S.

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, 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.

About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers is America's trusted name in weight loss and the global leader in weight-loss services, with approximately 46,000 weekly meetings in 30 countries. The mission of Weight Watchers is to help people reach and maintain a healthy weight. At the heart of Weight Watchers are weekly meetings that provide the coaching and tools to help people make the positive changes required to lose weight and keep it off. Weight Watchers also offers Internet subscription products for consumers wanting access to interactive weight-management resources over the Internet. To learn more about Weight Watchers services, products, and publications, visit WeightWatchers.com.     

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