Robert F. Stott Promoted to President of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Philadelphia Tri-State Region

Robert F. Stott Promoted to President of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
Philadelphia Tri-State Region

February 20, 1997

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Trevose, PA -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Regional Vice
Robert F. Stott was promoted to president of the Philadelphia
Tri-State region. Stott served as regional vice president for two

Stott is responsible for the company's operations, sales, marketing,
telemarketing and engineering throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs,
Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, southern New Jersey, and the state of

Prior to joining the Philadelphia Tri-State region, Stott was vice
president and general manager - rural markets for NYNEX Mobile. He
also served as vice president - technical services - southern region,
responsible for engineering, construction and operation of the
cellular network in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

He also held positions of vice president - quality and ethics and was
director of engineering for NYNEX Mobile in New England. Before
joining NYNEX Mobile, he worked at New England Telephone for 20 years.

Stott is a graduate of the University of Lowell in Massachusetts and
Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York. He and his
family reside in Yardley, PA.

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the
largest wireless service provider on
the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The
company owns and operates the most extensive network in the east,
covering 111,000 square miles, and the largest chain of wireless
retail outlets offering a full range of wireless personal
communications services, including voice, data and paging. Based in
Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has 4.4 million customers
and 6,500 employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and,
through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was
formed in July, 1995, by combining the cellular operations of Bell
Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile.