proxy statement
notice of annual meeting of shareholders

Time and Date


10:30 a.m., local time, on May 3, 2012






Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801




Items of Business


  • Elect 11 Directors
  • Ratify the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm
  • Provide an advisory vote to approve Verizon’s executive compensation
  • Act upon the shareholder proposals described in the proxy statement that are properly presented at the meeting
  • Consider any other business that is properly brought before the meeting

How to Vote


If you are a registered shareholder, you may vote online at, by telephone or by mailing a proxy card. You may also vote in person at the annual meeting. If you hold shares through a bank, broker or other institution, you may vote your shares by any method specified on the voting instruction form that they provide. We encourage you to vote your shares as soon as possible.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

  • William L. Horton, Jr.
    Senior Vice President,
    • Deputy General Counsel and
      Corporate Secretary

March 19, 2012

Important Notice Regarding Availability of Proxy Materials for Verizon’s
Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 3, 2012

The Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Shareowners are available at

Proxy Statement

We are mailing this proxy statement to our shareholders beginning on March 19, 2012, and it is also available online at or, if you are a registered holder, at The Board of Directors is soliciting proxies in connection with the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and encourages you to read this proxy statement and vote your shares online, by telephone or by mailing your proxy card.