News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Mike Dias District Manager — DFW East, Texas

August 6, 2007

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

DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network, announced today that Mike Dias has been named district manager of the DFW East district. Based in Lewisville, he will oversee 15 Verizon Wireless retail locations in the district, including locations in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Dallas, Duncanville, and Sherman. Dias will ensure exceptional customer satisfaction while promoting employee training and development and maintaining operational excellence.

"Mike offers years of experience in our stores and the retail sales industry that will enable him to successfully lead the district", said Ryan Chandler, director of retail sales for Verizon Wireless. "Through his leadership, Mike will help us grow our business and continue our commitment to excellent customer service as a part of the customer's experience."

Dias has more that six years of experience with Verizon Wireless in retail sales and 11 total years of experience in the wireless industry. Since joining the company in 2001, he has held several retail management positions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, he worked for indirect retailers Advanced Wireless Solutions and Metrocall Communications.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company 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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