Verizon Appoints Michael H. Millegan to Lead Business Unit Serving Wholesale Customers

NEW YORK - Verizon announced today that Michael H. Millegan, who currently serves as senior vice president and general manager for Verizon wireline operations in the Midwest, has been named president of the company's national line of business that serves wholesale customers.

His appointment is effective immediately.  He succeeds David Small, who was recently named president of Verizon Wireless' Northeast area.

As president of Verizon Partner Solutions, Millegan will be responsible for leading Verizon's  more than $11 billion wholesale business - including strategic planning, marketing and sales -- as well as ordering, provisioning and maintenance of wholesale local and long-distance services.

"Mike brings a broad range of experience in all aspects of Verizon telecom sales, service delivery, customer service and operations," said Verizon Telecom President Virginia Ruesterholz.  "He has excelled in leading the business in the Midwest, and I am confident that he will continue to drive and deliver outstanding results in his new role."

Millegan said, "Utilizing one of the most advanced, reliable networks in the country, Verizon Partner Solutions has an industry-leading focus when it comes to driving sales and delivering high-quality service -- as evidenced by our recent announcements about our bandwidth-on-demand product and service level agreements for customers. My goal is to continue that strong effort and take it to the next level.  We're operating in a very competitive market, but we are positioned well to succeed."

Millegan joined Verizon predecessor company GTE in 1980 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance, human resources, customer service and operations. Previous assignments included vice president - enterprise/wholesale field operations for the Network Services Group; and senior vice president - logistics, and area president - Northwest for GTE Wireless.

Millegan is a member of the Northeast Indiana Corporate Council, the World Trade Center in Seattle and the Schwab Foundation. He is an executive-in-residence at the University of North Texas and serves on the Business Advisory Council for the College of Business and Professional Studies at Angelo State University (ASU), San Angelo, Texas. ASU named Millegan a Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecturer in 2003 and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2005.

Millegan holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in business administration from Angelo State University.

A replacement for Millegan in Verizon's Midwest region will be named at a later date.

About Verizon Partner Solutions
Utilizing one of the most advanced and reliable telecom networks in the world, the Verizon Partner Solutions team sells networks and network capabilities to domestic telecom service providers that include long-distance providers, local-service providers, wireless carriers, cable companies, integrators, and Internet service providers (ISPs), as well as international telecommunications carriers that are based in the United States.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 62 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.