SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Barish Robert J.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.
140 WEST STREET

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10007

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
03/04/2009
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC [ VZ ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP and Controller
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 9,290 I By 401(k)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock (unitized) (1) (1) Common Stock 4,813(1) (1) I By Deferred Compensation Plan
Phantom Stock (unitized) (2) (2) Common Stock 1,174(2) (2) I By Deferred Compensation Plan
Restricted Stock Units - 2007-09 Award Cycle (3) (3) Common Stock 12,201 (3) D
Restricted Stock Units - 2008-10 Award Cycle (4) (4) Common Stock 12,650 (4) D
Restricted Stock Units - 2009-11 Award Cycle (5) (5) Common Stock 11,940 (5) D
Stock Options ISO 01/25/2003 01/25/2010 Common Stock 1,747 57.22 D
Stock Options NQ 01/25/2001 01/25/2010 Common Stock 24,490 57.22 D
Stock Options NQ 06/30/2003 06/30/2010 Common Stock 16,560 41.88 D
Stock Options NQ 01/11/2002 01/10/2011 Common Stock 26,061 54.32 D
Stock Options NQ 01/24/2003 01/23/2012 Common Stock 25,978 47.03 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each share of phantom stock is the economic equivalent of a portion of one share of common stock and is settled in cash. The shares of phantom stock become payable upon events established by the reporting person in accordance with the deferred compensation plan. The number of shares is based upon 16,735.291 units held as of March 4, 2009.
2. Each share of phantom stock is the economic equivalent of one share of common stock and is settled in cash. The shares of phantom stock become payable upon events established by the reporting person in accordance with the deferred compensation plan. The number of shares is based upon 1,173.523 units held as of March 4, 2009.
3. Each Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) represents the right to receive a cash payment equal to the value of one share of common stock, plus accrued dividends, upon vesting. Subject to the terms of the Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, each RSU will vest on December 31, 2009, and the cash payment will be based on the closing stock price on the last trading day in December 2009.
4. Each Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) represents the right to receive a cash payment equal to the value of one share of common stock, plus accrued dividends, upon vesting. Subject to the terms of the Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, each RSU will vest on December 31, 2010, and the cash payment will be based on the closing stock price on the last trading day in December 2010.
5. Each Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) represents the right to receive a cash payment equal to the value of one share of common stock, plus accrued dividends, upon vesting. Subject to the terms of the Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, each RSU will vest on December 31, 2011, and the cash payment will be based on the closing stock price on the last trading day in December 2011.
Remarks:
William L. Horton, Jr., Attorney-in-fact for Barish, Robert J. 03/10/2009
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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