Proxy Statement
Annual Meeting Information

Date and location. Verizon’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., local time, at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, 320 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

Admission. Only Verizon shareholders may attend the meeting and you will need an admission ticket or other proof of stock ownership to be admitted to the meeting.

  • If you are a registered shareholder, an admission ticket is attached to your proxy card. If you plan to attend the annual meeting, please vote your proxy but retain the admission ticket and bring it with you to the meeting.
  • If you hold your shares in the name of a bank, broker or other institution, you may obtain an admission ticket at the meeting by presenting proof of your ownership of Verizon stock. For example, you may bring your account statement or a letter from your bank or broker confirming that you owned Verizon common stock on March 9, 2009, the record date for the meeting.

The Hyatt Regency Louisville is accessible to all shareholders. If you would like to have a sign language interpreter at the meeting, please mail your request to the Assistant Corporate Secretary at the address shown on page 4 under “Contacting Verizon” no later than April 27, 2009.

For safety and security reasons, we do not permit anyone to bring cameras, recording equipment, large bags, briefcases or packages into the meeting room or to otherwise record or photograph the meeting.