News Release

Sean O'Grady Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Austin, Texas Resident Honored as Top Sales and Customer Service Performer

March 20, 2006

Jimmy Duvall
Jimmy.Duvall@VerizonWireless.com
972-444-5515

AUSTIN, TX — Verizon Wireless has named Sean O'Grady of Austin to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

O'Grady, retail sales representative at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store on Brodie Lane in Austin, was given the President's Cabinet designation for ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2005, placing him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

O'Grady earned the honor by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing customers with outstanding service on company products and plans, including the company's BroadbandAccess high-speed wireless data network, V CAST Music, PIX and TXT Messaging and the latest wireless phones and PDA's.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said Luis M. Cruz, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Sean exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers."

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