Former Verizon CTO Retires

Richard J. Lynch, Verizon executive VP for Strategic Technology Initiatives, announces retirement

August 1, 2011

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NEW YORK -- Richard J. Lynch, executive vice president for enterprisewide strategic technology initiatives at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 19, following 39 years of service at Verizon and its predecessor companies.

Before being appointed to his current position in 2010, Lynch served as Verizon's executive vice president and chief technology officer. Earlier, he had served as executive vice president and chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless since its formation in 2000.

"Dick has been the architect of remarkable technological advances for our company and for the entire wireless industry," said Lowell McAdam, Verizon chief executive officer. "His passion and enthusiasm for the game-changing potential of wireless data have propelled us far beyond what we might have imagined -- to our 4G LTE network, the exponential expansion of our telematics services, particularly in the automotive industry, and our partnerships with innovators across the globe."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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