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The Latino Coalition Commends Verizon for Commitment to Inclusion in all Facets of its Business

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition Chairman and Former Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Hector Barreto, made the following statement regarding Verizon's announced sale of $500 million in retail notes in a transaction in the New York Stock Exchange involving 21 underwriting firms. The underwriters include 11 minority and women-owned firms as well as two firms that are owned and operated by service-disabled veterans:

"I commend our corporate partner Verizon for once again acting on its commitment to inclusion and diversity by involving in this transaction firms owned and operated by minorities, women, and service-disabled veterans. By doing so, Verizon is helping expand opportunities in the financial service sector for a diverse group of bankers and entrepreneurs," Barreto said. 

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

SOURCE The Latino Coalition

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