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Matthew Melton Of Cincinnati, Ohio, Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales and Customer Service Performers

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February 19, 2009

Laura Merritt
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WARRENDALE, PA — Verizon Wireless has named Matthew Melton of Cincinnati to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

Melton, retail sales representative at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 4601 Eastgate Boulevard in Cincinnati, demonstrated exceptional sales leadership in 2008 by providing customers in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties with outstanding service related to company products and service plans. He earned the award by meeting several criteria, including being ranked in the top 1 percent in 2008 sales, placing him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 18,000 sales people. Melton has been with the company for more than six years.

"At Verizon Wireless, we are very focused on making sure our customers have the best wireless experience possible, no matter how they connect with our company," said Roger Tang, president — Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. "Matthew works diligently to understand and meet his customers' needs and exceed their expectations."

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