NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today declared a quarterly dividend of 51.5 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on May 1, 2013, to Verizon Communications shareowners of record at the close of business on April 10, 2013. Verizon has approximately 2.7 million shareowners and approximately 2.9 billion shares of common stock outstanding. The company made $5.2 billion in cash dividend payments in 2012. VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases. SOURCE Verizon Communications Inc.