News Release

Tyson Downs, Kennewick, Washington Wins Top Honors For Sales And Customer Service At Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor earned by just 1% of company's sales executive team

March 16, 2008

Georgia Taylor
Georgia.Taylor@VerizonWireless.com
425-603-2894

BELLEVUE, WA — Tyson Downs, government account executive with Verizon Wireless in Washington State, has earned membership in Verizon Wireless' President's Cabinet. The honor is reserved for those ranking in the top one percent nationally in sales during 2007.

Downs earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership and customer service in assisting customers with wireless productivity tools, including wireless data applications like high-speed BroadbandAccess service, V CAST and other Verizon Wireless multimedia and data solutions. The recognition places him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 18,000 sales executives across the country.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said Kelley Kurtzman, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "Tyson exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers."

Editor's Note: A digital photo is available of the President's Cabinet award winner by contacting Georgia Taylor at Georgia.taylor@verizonwireless.com.

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.

####