Verizon Is Top Telecommunications Company in Fortune Magazine's 2013 List of World's Most Admired Companies

Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:12am EST

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Company Achieves Top Industry Ranking for Third Time in Four Years
NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune  magazine has ranked Verizon No.
1 in the telecommunications sector of the publication's 2013 list of the World's
Most Admired Companies. This is the second consecutive year Verizon has received
the top ranking, and the third time in four years.

Verizon received the top ranking in four out of nine reputation categories:
innovation, social responsibility, quality of management and quality of
products/services. Fortune's Most Admired Companies list is based on surveys of
executives, directors and analysts who were asked to rate companies in their own

"Using the power of our technology to address the world's biggest challenges and
improve the lives of our customers and communities is at the very core of who we
are as a company," said  Randy Milch, executive vice president - public policy
and general counsel at Verizon. "We're honored again to see these efforts
recognized and admired by our industry peers and competitors."  

Verizon prides itself on having a positive corporate reputation not only as a
leader in mobility, broadband and global connectivity, but as a positive force
in the communities it serves. Through the company's Shared Success strategy,
Verizon innovation is bringing Powerful Answers to the problems in healthcare
delivery, energy efficiency and education confronting our communities.

For more information on Verizon's corporate responsibility efforts and shared
success strategy, visit  

The complete list of the World's Most Admired Companies, and related stories,
will appear in Fortune's  March 18  issue, which will be available on newsstands
next week.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in  New York, is a
global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network,
with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides
converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's
most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to
customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow
30 company with nearly  $116 billion  in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a
diverse workforce of 183,400.  For more information, visit  

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