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Two Bell Atlantic Employees Win National Hispanic Corporate Achievers Awards

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Two Bell Atlantic Employees Win National
Hispanic Corporate Achievers Awards

Winners Cited for Professional Achievements and
To The Hispanic Community

June 3, 1999


Steve Marcus,

NEW YORK -- Two Bell Atlantic employees are winners of the National
Hispanic Corporate Achievers Award for their professional achievements
and contributions to the Hispanic community.

The winners -- Orlando D. Montan and Dora L. Torres -- will be honored
along with award recipients from other companies at the Hispanic
Corporate Achievers Banquet tomorrow (6/4) at the Plaza Hotel.

Montan, who lives in the Bronx, is a senior specialist for data analysis in
Bell Atlantic's Network Services organization in Manhattan.

In the community, Montan has "adopted" a sixth grade class at
Middle School 144 in the Bronx. He meets with the class weekly,
encourages the students to do well in school and invites executives from a
variety of professions to talk to the class. He serves on the board of the
Dominican American Chamber of Commerce and is a member and past
president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Torres, who lives in Staten Island, is a staff manager for community
affairs and serves as a Bell Atlantic liaison to the Hispanic community in
New York City.

In the community, Torres is a member of the League of Women Voters
and has helped organize a campaign to recruit Hispanic voters. She also
coordinated a fund-raising campaign in which Bell Atlantic employees
contributed more than $100,000 to aid the victims of the earthquake in
Colombia and the hurricanes that struck Central America and the
Caribbean earlier this year.

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With 43 million telephone access lines and nine
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.