News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Frank Valente Associate Director Of Retail Sales Operations In Upstate New York

February 17, 2008

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com
315-233-3000

ROCHESTER, NY — Verizon Wireless announced today that Frank Valente has been named associate director of retail sales operations for its Upstate New York region. In his new position, Valente will be responsible for directing all retail operational compliance and efficiencies for the company's 93 retail locations across the region, as well as directing sales support and the company's regional capital build program.

Valente has more than eight years experience in the wireless industry, most recently as retail sales operations manager for Verizon Wireless. A Rochester native, he has been with the company since 1999.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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