News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Mark Silva District Manager For Corpus Christi And Rio Grande Valley Texas

February 23, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515Jannie Luong
jluong@golinharris.com  
(972) 341-2552

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable network, has named Mark Silva as district manager for Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. Silva will lead retail teams at local Verizon Wireless Communications Stores to maintain excellence in customer service and execute national marketing initiatives.

"We are thrilled to add Mark's skills and experience to the Verizon Wireless team in South Texas," said Ryan Chandler, director of Retail Sales for Verizon Wireless. "We have an opportunity to continue to grow our business in Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, and Marco's knowledge of this area will be key to our future success."

Silva brings nearly a decade of sales management experience with Cingular Wireless to his current position. Most recently, he served as area retail sales manager for Cingular Wireless in Corpus Christi. Silva began his career in the United States Navy.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 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 receive 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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