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The following is an excerpt from a DEF 14A SEC Filing, filed by VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC on 3/17/2008.
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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC - DEF 14A - 20080317 - PROPOSAL_1

Items of Business

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Elect 12 Directors

 

  ·  

Ratify the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm

 

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Act upon the shareholder proposals described in the proxy statement which are presented at the meeting

 

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Consider any other business that is properly brought before the meeting

 

How to Vote

If you are a registered shareholder, you may vote online at www.envisionreports.com/vz, by telephone or by mailing a proxy card. You may also vote in person at the annual meeting. If you hold shares through a bank, broker or other institution, you may vote your shares by any method specified on the voting instruction form that they provide. We encourage you to vote your shares as soon as possible.

 

 

 

By Order of the Board of Directors,

 

Marianne Drost

Senior Vice President,

Deputy General Counsel and

Corporate Secretary

 

March 17, 2008

 

 

 

 

    Important Notice Regarding Availability of Proxy Materials for Verizon’s    

Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 1, 2008.

 

    The Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Shareholders are available at    

www.edocumentview.com/vz.

 


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

     Page

Annual Meeting Information

   1

Voting Procedures and Related Matters

   1

Contacting Verizon

   4

About Verizon’s Governance Practices

   5

About the Board of Directors and its Committees

   7

Report of the Audit Committee

   10

Election of Directors (Item 1 on Proxy Card)

   11

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
(Item 2 on Proxy Card)

   13

Shareholder Proposals:

    

Eliminate Stock Options (Item 3 on Proxy Card)

   14

Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Policy (Item 4 on Proxy Card)

   15

Separate Offices of Chairman and CEO (Item 5 on Proxy Card)

   16

Compensation Committee Report

   17

Executive Compensation:

    

Introduction

   18

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

   19

Compensation Tables

   30

Security Ownership of Directors and Officers

   43

Other Business

   44

Corporate Governance Guidelines

   Appendix A


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