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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and college and high school graduations are right around the corner. If mom, dad or grads in the family unwrap a new Verizon Wireless phone this spring, there’s a simple solution for what to do with the old wireless phone: recycle it with Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine(R) program and help make a difference for the environment and domestic violence victims.

Verizon Wireless' National Recycling Program, Verizon Wireless HopeLine, Phone Collection.HopeLine, Verizon Wireless’ exclusive phone recycling and reuse program, accepts wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any manufacturer or service provider at any of the company’s Communications Stores nationwide. Phones are refurbished for reuse, or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit survivors of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools through wireless phones and services and financial grants.

Verizon Wireless has HopeLine collection bins at all store locations where customers can drop off their no-longer-used phones. Customers can also send their old wireless phones and accessories to:

Verizon Wireless HopeLine
c/o ReCellular Inc.
2555 Bishop Circle W.
Dexter, MI 48130

Verizon Wireless HopeLine Logo.Since the October 2001 launch of Verizon Wireless’ national recycling program, the company has collected more than 4.5 million no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories, and provided nearly $5 million in cash donations to local domestic violence agencies nationwide. In addition, HopeLine has donated more than 60,000 wireless phones and 180 million minutes of wireless service to agencies across the country for use with clients.

For more information about Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine program, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless Logo.Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 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: http://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 http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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Daniel C. Petri, group president – International, has announced plans to retire after 37 years with Verizon Communications Inc., effective Aug. 1.

Since 2002, Petri has had overall responsibility for Verizon’s businesses outside the United States, including telephone operations in more than 20 countries on five continents. His mission over the last several years has been to optimize the operational and financial performance of these international telephone operations. At the same time, he has helped Verizon rationalize its portfolio of international affiliates as the company has shifted its global emphasis to providing advanced communications services to businesses and governments around the world.

“Dan has distinguished himself as an astute operational executive and negotiator in diverse and often difficult business environments,” said Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg. “He has provided leadership and business acumen to Verizon during a period of rapid transformation. We will miss his wisdom and his counsel, and we wish him the best.”

Dan Petri, Verizon Group President.Petri said, “I have had the privilege of watching our company evolve from a sleepy monopoly to a raging global competitor. It has been great to be part of the change that has taken place, to help set the stage for further transformation, and to share the experience with such wonderful people. I want to thank all my friends and colleagues for the experience and the fun.”

Petri will spend the next three months helping Verizon manage existing international investments, including the company’s 23 percent stake in Vodafone Italy. He will also continue to oversee the operation and eventual disposition of Verizon Airfone, which provides in-flight telecommunications services in the general aviation market.

Petri started his career with Verizon predecessor company New York Telephone in 1971 and served in a variety of positions in the domestic telephone business, becoming vice president and general manager for operations in midtown Manhattan in 1991. Since 1994 he has been a senior executive in Verizon’s International division.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and Long Island University with a master’s degree in management science, he currently also serves as vice chairman of the Business Council for International Understanding, an organization formed in 1955 to strengthen ties between the U.S. Government and U.S. business interests overseas.

About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 67 million customers nationwide.

Verizon’s Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employed a diverse workforce of approximately 232,000 as of the end of the first quarter 2008 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.

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