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Verizon Communications Announces Executive Changes In Finance Organization

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NEW YORK - Doreen Toben, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), has announced executive-level changes in the company's Finance organization, as follows:

Tom Bartlett, formerly senior vice president - Investor Relations, has been named senior vice president and Verizon Communications treasurer, effective Jan. 20, with responsibility for corporate-wide financing activities and cash management. He replaces Bill Heitmann, who last month was named senior vice president - Finance, including responsibility for leading the Verizon Investment Management Corp.

Cathie Webster, formerly vice president - Finance for Enterprise and Wholesale Markets, has been named senior vice president - Investor Relations, effective Feb. 1, replacing Bartlett in maintaining Verizon's relationship and communications with the investment community and shareholders.

Bartlett, Heitmann and Webster all report to Toben. A replacement for Webster will be named at a later date.

"These changes, involving executives with such extensive financial backgrounds, demonstrate the depth and strength of our management talent, as well as our commitment to develop our leaders for the future," Toben said.

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