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Verizon Wireless Names Russ Preite Director of Communications Stores in Pennsylvania

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November 19, 2008

Sheldon Jones
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TREVOSE, PA — Verizon Wireless has named Russ Preite director of communications stores for the Philadelphia Tri-State Region which includes central, northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. In this position, he oversees staffing, growth and productivity for 133 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and kiosks, and 1,500 employees.

An employee of Verizon Wireless for seven years, Preite has built a solid track record as a leader within the company. Most recently, he served as director of business sales for the company’s Upstate New York Region and, prior to that, was the region’s director of data sales. Throughout his tenure, Preite has made significant contributions to the company. In his role as director of business sales, he led his team to the top ranking in the Northeast Area in year-over-year improvement in customer additions and number one in the country in churn (customer turnover) improvement.

Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Preite worked as an area retail sales manager for Radio Shack. He attended Rhode Island College and lives in Langhorne, Penn.

Verizon Wireless employs 71,000 nationwide. In addition to being an industry leader in network reliability and customer loyalty, Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the country because of its employee-friendly policies. Earlier this year, the company was named to Training magazine’s 2008 list of “Top 125 Training Organizations in America” for the seventh consecutive year, placing fourth among U.S. companies and was the highest ranked wireless carrier on the list.

Verizon Wireless also offers highly competitive salaries and benefits including health care coverage beginning on the first day of employment, a 401(k) program with dollar-for-dollar matching of up to six percent of the employee’s salary contribution, profit-sharing and tuition reimbursement for both full and part-time employees who seek continuing education. To learn more, interested candidates may visit the company’s website at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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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