News Release

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Access News, Photo Galleries And Information From Hachette Brands On Mobile Web 2.0

ELLE, ELLEGIRL, Car and Driver, and Premiere Now Available on Mobile Web 2.0 from Verizon Wireless

October 10, 2007

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519Anne Janas
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
ajanas@hfmus.com
212-767-5810

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. today announced the availability of ELLE Mobile, ELLEgirl Mobile, Car and Driver Mobile, and Premiere Mobile on Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM service. Now Verizon Wireless customers can stay connected to all of their favorite fashion, entertainment, news, and information when they are on-the-go.

Mobile Web 2.0 subscribers can locate the ELLE, ELLEgirl and Car and Driver sites by visiting the Entertainment category on their Mobile Web 2.0 phones, clicking More, and selecting Magazines. To access Premiere Mobile, customers simply visit the Entertainment category and select Movies. Once customers visit a site, they can also bookmark it as one of their favorites, allowing even faster access to the sites from the homepage of Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0 service.

"Our mobile sites are perfect for people on-the-go looking for entertaining news and practical information," said Olivier Griot, managing director mobile, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. "We are excited they are now conveniently and reliably available to any Verizon Wireless subscriber with a Mobile Web 2.0 phone."

The following are additional details about each new site from Hachette Filipacchi Media, available to Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0 customers:

  • ELLE Mobile gives women access to the style information they love, wherever and whenever they want it, including daily fashion essentials, full runway and model coverage, shopping guides, astrology, and love advice.
  • ELLEgirl Mobile is the international style guide for the most diverse, global, influential, and brand-savvy teens in history. It provides devoted users with fashion and beauty advice, celebrity gossip, interviews of pop icons, horoscopes, real-life stories, and more.
  • Premiere Mobile covers Hollywood like no one else. With unparalleled access to industry insiders, Premiere editors provide gripping film and DVD reviews, breaking news, vivid coverage of the most glamorous red carpet events, behind-the-scene looks on film stages and indie festivals, as well as the infamous "Best" lists.
  • Car and Driver Mobile is car enthusiasts' and in-market buyers' instant connection to automotive info, anytime they want, anywhere they go, with car news, reviews and road tests from the magazine editors, previews of new model launches at auto shows and photo galleries.

For just $5.00 monthly access plus airtime, customers can easily add Mobile Web 2.0 to their handsets at any time by simply launching the service on their phones, selecting "subscribe" and accepting the terms and conditions. Customers who sign up for a $15 V CAST VPak monthly subscription get access to Mobile Web 2.0, plus unlimited airtime for Verizon Wireless' V CAST service, ESPN MVP, Get It Now® and Mobile Web 2.0 services.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 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.

About Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (www.hfmus.com) enthusiast brands reach over 50 million consumers through magazines and millions more through online and mobile content. The company's prestigious brands include American Photo, Boating, Car and Driver, Cycle World, ELLE, ELLE Decor, ELLEgirl, Flying, Home, Metropolitan Home, Popular Photography & Imaging, Premiere, Road & Track, Sound & Vision, Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications. The company recently purchased Jumpstart Automotive Media, the vertical advertising network focused exclusively on the automotive industry, and is launching its first digital brand PointClickHome, the home decoration/makeover site, this Fall. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. also includes book and custom publishing, integrated marketing, database and market research, as well as licensing, and is part of the Lagardère Active division of Lagardère SCA (www.lagardere.com).

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