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12/31/1983
4/30/1992
8/14/1997
6/30/2000
7/1/2010
3/31/2008
11/1/2006
1/6/2006
6/29/1998 - 2 for 1 Stock Split
Record date: 6/1/1998
4/17/1986  2 for 1 Stock Split
Record Date:  3/31/1986
5/1/1990  2 for 1 Stock Split
Record Date: 4/10/1990
Metro Mobile CTS Inc.
Type:     Merger
Shares: 0.5193 shares of Bell Atlantic for
each1 share of Metro Mobile CTS Inc.
Basis Allocation:100% of previous basis
allocated to new merged company. Cash
paid for fractions.
NYNEX Corp.
GTE Corp.
Type: Merger
Shares: - Shareholders of GTE received
1.22 shares of Bell Atlantic for each share
of their company. Cash paid for fractional
shares.
Basis Allocation: 100% of previous basis to
Bell Atlantic.
Note: This merger effectively formed
Verizon Communications.
Type: Merger
Shares: - Shareholders of NYNEX received
0.768 shares of Bell Atlantic for each
share of their company. Cash paid for
fractional shares.
Basis Allocation: 100% of previous basis to
Bell Atlantic.
MCI
Acquired MCI Shareholders of which
received 0.5743 shares of Verizon for
each share of MCI. MCI''s predecessor
company - WorldComm Inc. Shares were
dissolved on 4/202004.
Basis Allocation: 100% of previous basis
to Verizon.
Idearc Inc.
Type: Spin-off
Shares: Verizon shareholders received 1
share of Idearc for every 20 shares of
Verizon.
Basis Allocation: Verizon - 96.334%,
Idearc - 3.666%
Fairpoint Comm Inc.
Type: Spin-off
Shares: Verizon shareholders received 1 share
of Fairpoint for every 53.0245 shares of
Verizon.
Basis Allocation: Verizon - 99.537%, Idearc -
0.463%
Note: Fairpoint Comm Inc. Filed for bankruptcy
on 10/26/2009, as a consequence Verizon
shareholders lost their shares they had
received in the inital spin-off.
Frontier Inc.
Type: Spin-off
Shares: Verizon shareholders
received 1 share of Frontier Inc for
every 4.165977 shares of Verizon.
Basis Allocation: Verizon - 93.7989%,
Frontier -6.2011%
AT&T Corp
Bell Atlantic Corp.
9/22/2000 - Changed name to Verizon Communications from Bell Atlantic Corp.
Type:     Divestiture of AT&T
Shares:  1 share Bell Atlantic for each 10 shares of pre-divestiture AT&T held
Basis Allocation: 10.4884% of original AT&T Basis.
This chart will give you a good visual overview of Verizon and Bell Atlantic stock splits,name changes,mergers and spin-offs. Included is the original divestiture of Bell Atlantic from AT&T Corp., the merger with Metro Mobile CTS Inc, the merger with NYNEX Corp., the merger with GTE Corp., the acquisition of MCI, spin-off of Idearc Inc., the spin-off of Fairpoint Comm Inc. and the spin-off of Frontier Inc. See Verizon Stocks, Dividends, and Corporate Changes.

Verizon

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