News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Matthew Luba Brandywine, Delaware, Store Manager

September 17, 2007

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd/Carla Reinas
856-642-6226

WILMINGTON, DE — Verizon Wireless has named Matthew Luba manager of its Brandywine retail location. Luba will be responsible for customer service, retail sales, inventory, merchandising, and employee training for the store at 4407 Concord Pike in Wilmington.

Luba will also oversee the Brandywine location's HopeLine® wireless phone collection program. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used wireless phones, regardless of make, model or carrier, to be refurbished or recycled in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds are donated to domestic violence prevention advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones with free airtime for use by survivors. Phone donations are accepted during store business hours, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Previously, Luba managed several kiosk locations as well as the company's locations at BJ's and Circuit City in Newark.

A Verizon Wireless employee since July 2006, Luba began as manager of the company's retail locations in Wilmington. He resides in Newark.

Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the United States. For six consecutive years, Verizon Wireless has been named to both Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" list, and to Training magazine's list of "Top 100 Training Organizations In America." This year, the company was ranked top ten in the latter.

In addition, Verizon Wireless offers highly competitive salaries and benefits that include health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, a 401(k) program with dollar-for-dollar matching of up to six percent of the employee's salary contribution, and tuition reimbursement for both part- and full-time employees who seek continuing education. The company also offers flexible work arrangements and a Backup Dependent Care program that provides employees with access to back-up caregivers for children, adult/elderly dependents and spouses/domestic partners.

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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