To Our Shareholders:
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Verizon cordially invites
you to attend the 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Verizon
Communications Inc. on Thursday, May 4, 2006. The Annual Meeting
will be held at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel, 10800 Metcalf
Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas. The Annual Meeting will begin
at 10:30 a.m. and we anticipate that it will end no later
than 12 noon.
The attached Proxy Statement describes the matters that we
expect to act upon at the Annual Meeting. Shareholders who
attend the Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to ask
questions of broad interest to Verizons shareholders.
You will need an admission ticket to attend the Annual Meeting,
and specific information about obtaining your admission ticket
can be found in the Notice of Annual Meeting that appears
on the next page. Directions to the Annual Meeting are printed
on the back inside cover of the Proxy Statement and on the
Your vote is important and we hope that you will vote your
shares as soon as possible. Please review the instructions
on the proxy card for voting on the Internet, by telephone
or by mailing your written proxy.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer