GTE initiates Internet and telephone proxy voting.

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STAMFORD, Conn. - Taking a cue from its new advertising slogan, "People Moving Ideas," GTE has extended proxy voting to the Internet and telephone.

For the first time, GTE is offering its more than half-million registered shareholders the convenience of voting their proxies electronically. They also can vote the traditional way, by mail.

Information about how shareholders can use the new voting options is on the proxy card that was mailed to shareholders along with the Proxy Statement and Annual Report.

Shareholders who choose to vote by Internet simply log onto a designated web site and follow the instructions, including entering the control number on the proxy card they received in the mail. Those wishing to vote by telephone dial a toll-free number and follow the recorded instructions.

GTE shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 24, 1998, are entitled to vote. Votes must be submitted by April 15, 1998, the date of GTE's annual meeting of shareholders.

GTE Annual Report Available Online

In addition to electronic voting, GTE's shareholders and others can now access the company's 1997 Annual Report in pdf format on the company's web site at

GTE is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies and a leading provider of integrated telecommunications services.

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