NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today declared a quarterly dividend of 48.75 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on May 2, 2011, to Verizon Communications shareowners of record at the close of business on April 8, 2011.
Verizon has approximately 2.7 million shareowners and approximately 2.8 billion shares of common stock outstanding. The company made $5.4 billion in dividend payments in 2010.
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 mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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