Bell Atlantic Declares Quarterly Dividend

Bell Atlantic Declares Quarterly Dividend

June 22, 1999


Jim Crosson,
212 395-2285

NEW YORK -- The Board of Directors of Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE:
BEL) today declared a quarterly dividend of $.385 per outstanding share,
unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on August
2, 1999 to shareowners of record at the close of business on
July 9, 1999. Bell Atlantic has approximately 1.1 million registered
shareowners and 1.55 billion shares of common stock outstanding.

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront
of the new communications and
information industry. With 43 million telephone access lines and nine
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.