Verizon Information Services Announces Strategic Alliance with Univision Online

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DALLAS -- Univision Online, the most popular Spanish-language Internet destination in the United States, now provides its Hispanic American users comprehensive yellow pages information from Verizon Information Services, creator of and en Español.

A co-branded version of en Español ( offers Univision ( visitors the most complete Spanish-language directory and local business information available.

"Our agreement with Univision makes it possible for millions of Hispanic Americans to get high-quality, comprehensive directory information in the language that they prefer," said Patrick Marshall, group vice president - marketing for Verizon Information Services. "This alliance broadens's reach, increasing the value for our advertisers targeting the online Hispanic American community."

Verizon is the only national, Spanish-language yellow pages and online directory available for U.S. Hispanic Internet users, of which nearly 50 percent are Spanish-dominant speakers.

"Verizon's proven leadership and demonstrated involvement in the Hispanic community helped make this agreement possible," said Javier Saralegui, president, Univision Online. "Our users expect the most relevant and comprehensive content and information from Univision, and makes invaluable yellow pages resources available to our loyal users."

Verizon launched en Español in Fall 2001 and produces the largest number of Hispanic directories in the U.S. More than 50 bilingual directories in California, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Colorado, Arizona and Texas are scheduled to be in circulation by the end of 2002.

About Univision Online

Univision Online ( is the most popular Spanish-language internet destination in the United States. It caters to Hispanic Americans by offering them culturally relevant entertainment, news, sports and services. Univision Online provides an unparalleled experience that entertains, educates, and empowers the nation's online Hispanics by leveraging the power of America's leading Spanish-language broadcaster, the Univision TV Network. Univision Online is a wholly owned subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN).

About Verizon Information Services and

Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 16 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information Services publishes nearly 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 150 million copies worldwide.

Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. receives as many as 13 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.

The company supports computer literacy with philanthropic programs and through the Enlighten Me and Internet Learning Tutor sites on Enlighten Me is a fun site where children and their caregivers go to read, learn and explore. The Internet Learning Tutor is specifically designed for adults who are just learning their way around the Internet.

Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs.


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