Bell Atlantic Declares Fourth-Quarter Dividend of $.385 Per Share

Bell Atlantic Declares Fourth-Quarter Dividend of $.385 Per Share

November 24, 1998


Jim Crosson,

NEW YORK -- The board of directors of Bell Atlantic Corp.
(NYSE:BEL) today declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $.385 per
outstanding share.

The dividend, which is unchanged from the previous quarter, will
be payable on Feb. 1, 1999, to shareowners of record at the close of
business on Jan. 8, 1999.

Bell Atlantic has approximately 1.1 million registered
shareowners and approximately 1.55 billion shares of common stock

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With 42 million telephone access lines and eight
million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are
premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market
leaders in wireless services and the world's largest publishers of
directory information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the
world's largest investors in high-growth global communications markets,
with operations and investments in 23 countries.