News Release

Randal Eastman of Springfield, Illinois, Named to Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales and Customer Service Performers

June 4, 2006

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Verizon Wireless has named Randal Eastman of Springfield to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

Eastman demonstrated exceptional sales leadership in 2005 by providing central Illinois customers outstanding service on company products and service plans, such as TXT, Picture and Video Messaging services and advanced data products.

Eastman, currently serving as district manager of retail sales in central Illinois, earned the President's Cabinet designation for meeting a series of criteria, including being ranked in the top 1.5 percent nationally in 2005 sales, placing him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said T.J. Fox, president—Illinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless. "Randal exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers."

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