Jack Plating Named President BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile New England/Upstate New York Region

October 12, 1995

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Jack Plating Named President BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile

New England/Upstate New York Region

WALLINGFORD, CT -- Jack Plating

has been named president of the New England/Upstate New York region


Plating will be responsible for sales, marketing, network systems

expansion, finance and administration in the region which includes

all of New England and Upstate New York.

Plating replaces Tom Bartlett, who was named president and CEO

for Bell Atlantic International Wireless Inc. in August.

Plating will be located in the company's regional headquarters

in Woburn, Mass.

Prior to this appointment, Plating was vice president for BELL

ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile's Southeast region, covering

North and South Carolina. Plating guided the reorganization of

the Southeast region and the establishment of its headquarters

in Greenville. He was also responsible for directing the company's

expansion into rural service area markets which increased coverage

in the Carolinas.

"Jack brings an outstanding track record from the Southeast

region to his new assignment," said Cynthia White, executive

vice president and chief operating officer for BELL ATLANTIC

NYNEX Mobile. "He has grown the customer base in

excess of 70 percent in the past four years and aggressively expanded

the region's cellular coverage "footprint" through the

acquisition of six new rural service area markets.

Plating began his career in the telecommunications industry

in 1981 as district sales manager for Motorola Communications

and Electronics and has held management positions at Digital Paging

Systems and A+ Communications. Actively involved in his local

community of Greenville, he was named the 1994 Business Person

of the Year by Greenville (S.C.) Business magazine.

Plating earned a degree in business administration and marketing

from the University of Arkansas in 1975.

BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster,

N.J., is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast

and the second largest provider in the United States. The company

offers a full range of wireless voice, data, and paging communications

solutions to its three million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic,

Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest.

The company was formed in July 1995, through the combination of

Bell Atlantic's Mobile and NYNEX's cellular operations.

The new company has more than 5,000 employees.

NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.

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