Bell Atlantic Network Integration Names Moss Exec VP - Sales & Marketing


July 9, 1996


Frazer, Pa. - Bell Atlantic Network Integration (BANI)
today announced
the appointment of Joel S. Moss to the position of executive vice
president of sales and marketing. As a member of BANI's top management
team, he will be responsible for marketing, field sales, network
systems engineering and sales operations.

"Joel's entrepreneurial achievements demonstrate a special ability
develop new business concepts and relationships that will deliver
immediate results to BANI," said "http://www.ba.com/homes/sweeney.html">Jack Sweeney, BANI's
president and
CEO. "With his more than 20 years of experience in the networking
industry, he'll be a great asset who will help us maintain our
leadership position in the network integration industry."

Moss joins BANI after serving as vice president and general manager of
Americas operations at UB Networks where he was responsible for direct
and channel sales and for strategic account development in North
America, the Federal District, and Latin America.

Prior to joining UB Networks, Moss was vice president for Global
Indirect Channels at Legent Corporation, and vice president of sales
for UNIX Systems Laboratories (USL). Moss' additional industry
experience includes ORACLE Corporation and Tandem Computers.

"I am thrilled to be joining a team of industry leaders and look
forward to helping BANI continue its phenomenal growth as it further
expands in the network integration, management and outsourcing
markets," said Moss.

Moss is a graduate of Temple University and holds a master's degree in
business administration from the University of Southern California.
He and his wife have two children and live in Great Falls, Va.

Bell Atlantic Network Integration, a subsidiary of Bell Atlantic
Corporation, offers services covering the full network life-cycle of
the planning, implementation, management and operation of enterprise
networks. This includes the consulting, integration, outsourcing, and
ongoing support of enterprise networks. In a recent study,
Information Week recognized BANI as one of the top ten network
integrators in the industry, and in a 1995 company profile, Dataquest
characterized BANI as an industry player to watch. In May of this
year, Bell Atlantic Network Integration, Computer Sciences
Corporation, Andersen Consulting, AT&T solutions and J.P. Morgan
formed the Pinnacle Alliance, an agreement valued at over $2 billion
to manage parts of J.P. Morgan's global technology infrastructure.

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.


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