News Release

Raleigh, North Carolina, Resident George Gensemer Wins National President's Cabinet Award

Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative Ranks in Top One Percent Nationwide

April 1, 2008

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

RALEIGH, NC — George Gensemer, a Raleigh resident and retail 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.

Gensemer was one of just six people in North Carolina to earn the distinction for performance within the sales organization team, among the 8,509 retail sales representatives at Verizon Wireless nationwide. In 2007, there were 207 winners out of more than 15,000 sales employees.

Gensemer's day-to-day responsibilities include selling the nation's leading voice and data network's calling plans, data services and phones to new customers in the Raleigh area.

"George is truly an asset to our company, our communities and especially to his colleagues right here in Raleigh," said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. "At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services with customers needs. George exemplifies what it means to put customers first and is highly valued by his customers and us."

Gensemer also won the Winners Circle Award in 2007 for the sales team that achieves over 110 percent quota.

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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