Verizon SuperPages -- Largest Directory Publisher -- To Launch Yellow Pages Directories in Greater Boca Raton as Part of Nationwide Expansion

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Verizon Information Services, the largest publisher of both English- and Spanish-language telephone directories, has selected Boca Raton as one of more than 20 markets where it will introduce its yellow pages -- branded Verizon SuperPages. In October 2003, Verizon will distribute more than 220,000 SuperPages to Greater Boca Raton residents and businesses.

Boca Raton-area shoppers and businesses already have access to Verizon's leading online directory and shopping resource, SuperPages.com, as well as the only national Spanish-language online directory -- SuperPages.com en Español. Boca Raton currently receives more than 50,000 searches each month on SuperPages.com.

"Many Boca Raton residents know and trust the Verizon brand," said Chuck Edwards, general sales manager, Verizon SuperPages. "Our local residents fit the Verizon profile of smart shoppers who seek comprehensive information including the Verizon SuperPages directory and its online directory and shopping resource, SuperPages.com."

The new SuperPages directory, which will feature a localized cover, will include a Dining Your Way! Restaurant Guide, spotlighting area restaurants. The restaurant guide includes an A-Z index, menus and maps.

Edwards heads a staff of more than 50 sales and support personnel serving Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. "We are always looking for good sales representatives," said Edwards.

Currently working out of a Hollywood, Fla. office, the official SuperPages sales office for Boca Raton and West Palm Beach will open this summer on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Advertising opportunities are available until August 2003. For more information, please call

About Verizon Information Services and SuperPages.com

Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 14 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information Services publishes 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and nearly 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 156 million copies worldwide.

Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com receives as many as 16 million visits and 10 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, Excite, Lycos, Univision.com, Terra.com, YupiMSN.com, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.

The company supports computer literacy with philanthropic programs and through the Enlighten Me and Internet Learning Tutor sites on SuperPages.com. Enlighten Me is a fun site where children and their caregivers go to read, learn and explore. The Internet Learning Tutor is specifically designed for adults who are just learning their way around the Internet.

Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs.

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