News Release

Charlotte, North Carolina, Resident Susan Staples Wins National President's Cabinet Award

Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative Ranks in Top One Percent Nationwide

April 1, 2008

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

CHARLOTTE, NC — Susan Staples, a Charlotte resident and business sales representative for Verizon Wireless, has been named to the company's President's Cabinet for ranking in the top one percent nationally in sales for the nation's most reliable wireless network.

Staples was one of just six people in North Carolina to earn the distinction for performance within the sales organization team, among the 465 business sales representatives at Verizon Wireless nationwide. In 2007, there were 207 winners out of more than 15,000 sales employees.

Staples' day-to-day responsibilities include partnering with Wachovia and Lowe's national accounts in the Carolinas/Tennessee region to implement new wireless initiatives to ensure all wireless needs are being met for both the corporation and their employees.

"Susan has a well-established reputation of outstanding performance throughout her tenure with Verizon Wireless," said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. "She exemplifies what it means to put customers first and is highly valued by her customers and the company."

Staples also received the Top Business Sales Representative for the Carolinas/Tennessee region based upon her quota of 174.36 percent and was number one in VZ Access sales in 2007.

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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