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Bell Atlantic Declares $0.385-Per-Share Quarterly Dividend

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Bell Atlantic Declares $0.385-Per-Share Quarterly Dividend

November 23, 1999


Jim Crosson,
212 395-2285

NEW YORK -- The Board of Directors of Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE:
BEL) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.385 per share, unchanged
from the previous quarter, and payable on February 1, 2000 to
shareowners of record at the close of business on January 10, 2000. Bell
Atlantic has approximately one million registered shareowners and 1.55
billion shares of common stock outstanding.

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With more than 43 million telephone access lines
and more than 10 million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic
companies are premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data
services, market leaders in wireless services and the world's largest
publishers of directory information. Bell Atlantic companies are also
among the world's largest investors in high-growth global communications
markets, with operations and investments in 23 countries.