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BELL ATLANTIC NAMES CULLEN, YOUNG AND DICKERSON TO WORK ON TCI MERGER; OTHER EXECUTIVE CHANGES ANNOUNCED

 PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL) announced today it has named James G. Cullen, James R. Young and James H. Dickerson Jr. to lead an implementation team for the company's pending merger with TCI-Liberty Media.
 Cullen is president of Bell Atlantic Corporation and Young is vice president and general counsel.
 Dickerson, who was vice president-finance and controller of Bell Atlantic Corporation, was elected vice president-special assignment, effective Nov. 1. Dickerson will assume full-time responsibilities for the definitive agreement and integration activities associated with the planned merger. He will report to Raymond W. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer.
 Barbara L. Connor was elected to succeed Dickerson. She will retain her current position as treasurer.
 "Jim Dickerson was instrumental in negotiating the letter of intent with TCI-Liberty Media and is the natural choice and best person to see the merger to its conclusion," Smith said. "Barbara Connor has done a great job as treasurer. With her knowledge of economics and business finance, we won't miss a beat."
 Other executive moves announced today by Bell Atlantic Corporation, effective Nov. 1, are:
 Thomas J. Cowhey, now executive director-trust asset management, was named assistant treasurer. He will assume supervision of all of the day-to-day responsibilities of corporate treasury now reporting to Connor, except finance operations.
 Bernard P. Reca was named vice president-corporate coordination, reporting to Smith. Reca, who is now president-public/operator services, will ensure that priorities of the office of the chairman are implemented in a timely manner.
 Lorraine E. Chickering, vice president-quality, will replace Reca as president-public/operator services. The quality organization will report to Brian Kelly, group president-network.
 Bruce S. Gordon was named group president-consumer and small business services of Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc. (BA NSI), with responsibility for consumer, small business, public/operator and directory services lines of business. Gordon will remain president of the consumer services line of business.
 Dickerson, 47, joined Bell Atlantic in 1983 as executive director and assistant chief financial officer. He was elected vice president- finance and controller in February 1992.
 Prior to joining Bell Atlantic, Dickerson was a partner in Deloitte, Haskins and Sells and vice president and chief financial officer of AT&T's Advanced Mobile Phone Service.
 Dickerson holds a B.S. in marketing from Rider College.
 Connor, 43, began her career with Bell of Pennsylvania in 1973. She was named assistant vice president-finance for New Jersey Bell in November 1990 and elected to her present post in February 1992.
 Connor holds an M.B.A. from Rider College, an M.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in mathematics from Immaculata College.
 Cowhey, 37, joined Bell of Pennsylvania in 1978 and joined the newly formed Bell Atlantic Corporation in 1983 as manager-fixed income investments. He was named director-corporate finance in January 1990 and assumed his current post in October 1990.
 Cowhey is a chartered financial analyst and a registered professional engineer.
 Reca, 48, joined Bell of Pennsylvania in 1966. He was named assistant vice president-external affairs in 1985 and was a vice president of Bell Atlantic International, Inc. in Hungary and Poland in 1990. He was named vice president-public communications of BA NSI in 1990 and assumed his current post in 1992.
 Reca holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and a B.S. from Drexel University.
 Chickering, 43, joined Bell Atlantic directory services in 1984 as director-business development and strategic marketing, was named assistant vice president-marketing operations in 1989, vice president- operations, northern Virginia for C&P of Virginia in 1991 and assumed her current post in January 1993.
 Chickering holds an M.B.A. and an A.B. from Harvard University.
 Gordon, 47, was named president-consumer services earlier this year. He began his career with Bell of Pennsylvania in 1968 as a management trainee and was named vice president-marketing and sales in 1988. He was elected vice president-sales in May 1992.
 Gordon holds an M.B.A. as an Alfred Sloan Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Gettysburg College.
 Bell Atlantic Corporation, based in Philadelphia, is the parent company of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone (Delaware) and the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Companies of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., companies which provide a full array of telecommunications services in the mid- Atlantic region.
 Bell Atlantic also is the parent of one of the nation's largest cellular carriers and of companies that provide software, systems integration, hardware and software service and support, and financial services throughout the United States and internationally. In addition, Bell Atlantic International offers network services and consulting to telephone authorities throughout the world and owns an interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand.
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