News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Mark Andrews Director Of Communications Stores In Upstate New York

September 20, 2007

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@verizonwireless.com
585-321-7264 or 585-261-5899

Meredith Dropkin
MeredithD@mragroup.com  
315-233-3000

ROCHESTER, NY — Verizon Wireless announced today that Mark Andrews has been named director of Communications Stores for the company's Upstate New York region.

In his new position, Mark will be responsible for overseeing all sales, operations and expansion activity for Verizon Wireless' 90 company-owned stores across Upstate New York.

"Mark's knowledge of the wireless business and his dedication to our customers will ensure our customers continue to have the best shopping experience in our stores," said Marquett Smith, president of Verizon Wireless' Upstate New York region.

Mark has more than 17 years of experience in the wireless industry, most recently as director of data sales for the Upstate New York region. He has been with Verizon Wireless since 2001.

A native of Baltimore City, MD, Mark resides in Rochester.

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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