Overland Park Marriott Hotel is accessible to all shareholders. If you
would like to have a sign language interpreter at the meeting, please
direct your request to the Assistant
Corporate Secretary, Verizon Communications Inc., 140 West Street, 29th
Floor, New York,
New York 10007, so that we receive it no later than April 14, 2006.
Beginning March 20, 2006, Verizon is mailing this Proxy Statement and
proxy card to its shareholders of record as of March 6, 2006. The Board
of Directors is soliciting proxies in connection with the election of
Directors and other actions to be taken at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders
and at any adjournment or postponement of that Meeting. The Board of Directors
encourages you to read the Proxy Statement and to vote on the matters
to be considered at the Annual Meeting.