Bell Atlantic to Hold Special Shareowners Meeting for Merger Vote

Bell Atlantic to Hold Special Shareowners Meeting for Merger


November 1, 1996

Media contacts:

Jay Grossman (215) 963-6521


On Friday, November 8, Bell Atlantic Corp. will hold its special
shareholders meeting to vote on the company's merger with NYNEX Corp.

The special meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Landmark Theatre,
6 North Laurel Street, Richmond, Va. There will be a media
registration table in the theater lobby. Following the meeting, there
will be a media Q&A session on the merger with Bell Atlantic Chairman
and CEO Ray Smith. You must be registered to attend the session with
Mr. Smith.

During the meeting, only shareholders will be permitted to ask
questions. There will be a special seating section for the media.
Flash photography will be permitted, but no auxiliary lights for video
cameras will be allowed.

If you plan to attend or if you have questions, contact:

  • Jay Grossman, 215-963-6521, or
  • Paul Miller, 804-772-1460.

Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE:
BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local
telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the
largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication
marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in
Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing
high-growth national and international business opportunities in all
phases of the industry.