Bell Atlantic Declares Quarterly Dividend of $.385 Per Share

Bell Atlantic Declares Quarterly Dividend of $.385 Per Share

March 28, 2000


David Frail,
212 395-7726

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 May 1, 2000 to shareowners of record at the close of business on April 10, 2000. Bell Atlantic has approximately 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 44 million telephone access lines and 12 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.