News Release

Verizon Wireless CEO Denny Strigl To Present At Lehman Brothers Conference On May 22

May 18, 2006

Nancy Stark
Nancy.Stark@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-6762

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless President and CEO Denny Strigl will speak at the 2006 Lehman Brothers Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference on Monday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. A Web cast of the presentation, presentation materials and access instructions will be available on the day of the conference on Verizon Communications' Investor Relations Web site at www.verizon.com/investor and on Verizon Wireless' Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/investors.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 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.

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