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Verizon shares begin trading on Wall Street

Monday 3 July 2000

The merger of Bell Atlantic (BEL) and GTE (GTE) became
official in the eyes of Wall Street as the combined company,
Verizon Communications (VZ), began trading on the New York
Stock Exchange. It ended its first day at 55, up 4 3/8,
with 3.3 million shares being traded.

Charles Lee, former chairman and CEO of GTE, and Ivan
Seidenberg, former chairman and CEO of Bell Atlantic, were
on hand at the Big Board Monday to ring the opening bell as
trading in Verizon shares began.

The new company has more than 260,000 employees and is
effectively the largest U.S. wireless company, at three
times the size of its nearest rival, AT&T Wireless (AWE).
It is also the world’s largest provider of print and online
directory information.

Vodafone (VOD) holds about a 45% interest in Verizon
Wireless, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.
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1630Hmmm, must still have Verizon Company Buyback Plan... Moi woulda sold the rallyMs. Baby Boomer-August 5
1629<b>Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers...</b&gMs. Baby Boomer-July 30
1628<b>Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers....</b&Ms. Baby Boomer-July 30
1627<b>Verizon quarterly subscriber additions top estimates; shares up...</Ms. Baby Boomer1July 27
1626Rumor Mill... Comcast gonna buy Verizon... U BoyZ R getting desperate.... MMs. Baby Boomer-July 27
1625Bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastics. [graphic]hollyhunter-July 24
1624Interesting, was just thinking about Mr. Lee the other day... Glad to see he&#Ms. Baby Boomer-July 21
1623Unable to contact phone??? Aawh, too bad... While out for a drive, Goldie diedMs. Baby Boomer-July 18
1622<b>Major tech firms, internet providers clash over U.S. net neutrality rulMs. Baby Boomer-July 17
1621Speaking of inflation, AAPL now wants $1,200 for new iPhone 8... Average Joe 6 Ms. Baby Boomer-July 12
1620So T, about that Summer Job... Fast forward to Summer 2017 <g>.... MMs. Baby Boomer-July 12
1619That was a ridiculous rumor... Verizon needs to digest the Yahoo purchase.... Ms. Baby Boomer-July 12
1618That was a scary rumor!!! John Verizon CEO Dismisses Disney Acquisition Rumors John Hayman-July 12
1617VZ gonna buy Disney??? LOL... Happy Birthday Verizon!!! <i>Monday, MondMs. Baby Boomer-July 3
1616<b>The 7 Dow Stocks That Fell in the First Half of 2017...</b> finMs. Baby Boomer-July 1
1615O/T... Apparently, A.G. Sessions has now hired outside counsel... Perhaps, U sMs. Baby Boomer-June 20
1614In Re: Yahoo Account Key... Until death do us part???? MMs. Baby Boomer-June 20
1613<b>Verizon to incur $500 million in pre- tax costs from Yahoo deal...</Ms. Baby Boomer-June 15
1612Extra butter thx.... MMs. Baby Boomer-June 15
1611The age of turbulence is coming. Popcorn is ready.Intelim1June 10
1610<b>Verizon Plans to Cut About 2,100 Jobs in Merger of Yahoo With AOL....&lMs. Baby Boomer-June 8
1609 Yahoo investors vote on sale to Verizon seekingalpha.comKrigannie-June 8
1608BTIG cuts Verizon estimates through 2018 “We cut our end of 2018 postpaid subscIntelim1May 30
1607Back on topic Verizon <g>... So, when will Oath be official and Yahoo no Ms. Baby Boomer-May 28
1606O/T... Wildwood??? Unreal, the Atlantic Ocean now looks grey... Moi was thereMs. Baby Boomer-May 26
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