Verizon Distributes Its First Boston White and Yellow Pages

BOSTON -- Verizon Information Services, the world's largest directory
publisher, is now delivering Boston's first Verizon-branded directories. More than 2.6
million copies of the 2001-2002 Boston White and Yellow Pages are being distributed to
area businesses and residences.

"The Boston directory is among the largest of the nearly 2,000 phone books in the
Verizon family of local community directories published nationwide," said Gerard
Corcoran, regional vice president of sales, Verizon Information Services. "With
Boston consumers making over one million references to the Verizon [formerly Bell
Atlantic] Yellow Pages each week, the Boston directory has a long history of connecting
buyers and sellers."

For the first time, the Boston White Pages features e-mail addresses, URL addresses and
signature fonts, allowing residents several customized options with a second line of

New features in the Verizon Yellow Pages include a convenient and detailed street map
of the Boston area. Also, users looking for restaurants to fit their tastes will find the
Restaurant Guide, under Restaurants in the Yellow Pages, a handy
reference with over 50 menu pages and a restaurant locator map. The directory is coupon-
packed with 90 money-saving coupons from Verizon advertisers.

Area residents can supplement the information available in the Boston directory by
logging on to SuperPages.com from Verizon ( href="http://www.superpages.com">www.superpages.com), the Internet's leading
online directory and shopping resource, for millions of local and national business

The Boston directory also includes the Verizon Internet Guide, a road map to finding the
information you need on the Web -- complete with Internet searching tips, unique Web
sites and listings of frequently referenced internet-related businesses.

"Our primary goal is to provide many options for our customers to help them find
the information and resources they are looking for," said Corcoran. "Through
our printed and online directories, customers can now find virtually everything they

Anyone who needs to order extra directories or has not yet received a directory should
call Verizon Information Services' Distribution Department at 1-800-346-9639.

About Verizon Information Services and SuperPages.com

Verizon Information Services is a world-leading print and online directory publisher and
a content provider for communications products and services. The largest directory
publisher in the world, Verizon has annual revenues of more than $4.1 billion and
employs more than 11,000 people.

Verizon Information Services provides sales, publishing and other related services for
nearly 2,300 directory titles in 48 states and the District of Columbia and 17 countries
outside the U.S. This includes more than 1,600 Verizon directory titles with a total
circulation of approximately 110 million copies in the U.S. and 37 million copies

Verizon Information Services also produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's
preeminent online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com has received up to
7.7 million visits and 3.4 million unique visitors per month, and is the exclusive Yellow
Pages provider on Excite, Lycos, AOL Service, AOL.com, Digital City, HotBot, and

Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon
Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), which was formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and
GTE. Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. For
more information on Verizon, visit href="http://www.verizon.com">www.verizon.com.