News Release

Yvan Carrasco Of Bellevue, Washington Wins Top Honors For Sales And Customer Service At Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Earned by Just 2% of Company's Sales Executive Team

March 27, 2006

Georgia Taylor
Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com
425-603-2894

BELLEVUE, WA — Yvan Carrasco, business account executive with Verizon Wireless in Bellevue, Washington, has earned membership in Verizon Wireless' President's Cabinet, an honor reserved for those ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2005.

Yvan earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing Puget Sound area customers with outstanding service on company products and services, including wireless data services, like high speed internet BroadbandAccess service, TXT and Picture Messaging services. The recognition places him among the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives across the country.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "Yvan exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers."

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