News Release

Computerworld Ranks Verizon Wireless In Top 10 Of "Best Places To Work In I.T."

Highest-Ranked Wireless Company for Information Technology Professionals; Recognized for 7th Straight Year; Ranked #7 in Latest Survey

June 14, 2009

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — If you are an information technology professional, one of the top 10 places to work is Verizon Wireless, according to an annual survey by Computerworld magazine. For the seventh straight year, Verizon Wireless has been recognized as one of the top 100 workplaces for information technology (I.T.) professionals. This year, the company ranked seventh and was once again the highest ranked wireless company on the list.

Verizon Wireless was selected as a top work environment by I.T. workers who were surveyed, as well as by Computerworld professionals who reviewed the company’s benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

“To be among the Best Places to Work in I.T., it’s not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented I.T. people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “The organizations that made this year’s Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which I.T. professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical. In the months and years ahead, I.T. is going to become a key accelerator of business growth.”

“We are pleased to once again be recognized by Computerworld as one of the best places for I.T. workers in the U.S.,” said Ajay Waghray, chief information officer of Verizon Wireless. “At Verizon Wireless, we value every member of our information technology team and do everything we can to support them. They work hard to build the tools that our customers and customer-facing teams rely on, and play a key role in ensuring that we deliver a consistent, simple and satisfying experience to our customers every day.”

Verizon Wireless currently employs more than 86,000 employees nationwide. In addition to being an industry leader in network reliability and customer loyalty, Verizon Wireless is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the country because of its employee-friendly policies. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

The “Best Places to Work in I.T.” 2009 survey results are published in the June 15 issue of Computerworld and online at www.computerworld.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 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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