News Release

Charlotte, North Carolina, Resident Mark Boggs Wins National President's Cabinet Award

Verizon Wireless Data Sales Manager Ranks in Top One Percent Nationwide

April 1, 2008

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

CHARLOTTE, NC — Mark Boggs, a native Charlotte resident and data sales manager 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.

Boggs was one of just six people in North Carolina to earn the distinction for performance within the sales organization team, among the 75 data sales managers at Verizon Wireless nationwide. In 2007, there were 207 winners out of more than 15,000 sales employees.

Boggs' day-to-day responsibilities include helping the sales team sell data devices and services to corporate and government agencies across the region. Last year, his team was responsible for selling 67,000+ data devices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

"Mark is truly an asset to our company, our communities and especially to his colleagues right here in Charlotte," 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. Mark exemplifies what it means to put customers first and is highly valued by his customers and us."

This is the third time Boggs has been awarded this high distinction — his other two awards are from 2004 and 2005; he is the only person in the entire Verizon Wireless data sales division to receive the National President's Cabinet award more than two times. Boggs has also been awarded the departmental Employee of the Year award for 2007 for the data organization.

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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