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Ad # 10501753 Name US DEPT OF JUSTICE/ANTI TRUS ATTN: MAUR Size 68 Lines T0001
Class 815 PO# DJJ08PHATRO417 Authorized by SABRINA BROWN Account 1010122583


PROOF OF PUBLICATION

District of Columbia, ss., Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the said District, Kate M Davey well known to me to be Billing Manager of The Washington Post, a daily newspaper published in the City of Washington, District of Columbia, and making oath in due form of law that an advertisement containing the language annexed hereto was published in said newspaper on the dates mentioned in the certificate herein.

I Hereby Certify that the attached advertisement was published in The Washington Post, a daily newspaper, upon the following date(s) at a cost of $4,291.28 and was circulated in the Washington metropolitan area.

Published 7 time(s). Date ( s) :09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of July 2008

Account 1010122583

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Witness my hand and official seal 15th day of July 2008

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My commission expires

NICOLE MORTON-McFADDEN
NOTARY PUBLIC DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
My Commission Expires May 31, 2011


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division TAKE NOTICE that a proposed Final Judgment has been filed in a civil antitrust case, United States of America v. Verizon Communications Inc. and Rural Cellular Corporation, Civil Action No. 08-cv- 0993 (EGS). On June 10, 2008, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that the proposed acquisition by Verizon. Communications Inc. (#Verizon") of the wireless telecommunications services business of Rural Cellular Corporation (#RCC") would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18 by substantially lessening competition in six (6) geographic areas. The proposed Final Judgment, filed the same time as the Complaint, requires the divestiture of RCC's mobile wireless telecommunications services businesses in the state of Vermont and in certain areas in the states of New York and Washington in order for Verizon to proceed with its $2.67 billion acquisition of RCC. A Competitive Impact Statement filed by the United States describes the Complaint, the proposed Final Judgment, the industry, and the remedies available to private litigants who may have been injured by the alleged violation. Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Antitrust Documents Group, Suite 1010, Liberty Square Building, 450 5th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20530 (telephone: 202-514-2481), on the Department of Justice's Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr, and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Interested persons may address comments to Nancy M. Goodman, Chief, Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 3000, Washington, D.C. 20530, (telephone: 202-514-5621), within 60 days of the date of this notice.