Verizon may pay divi in 2012

Vodafone joint venture Verizon Wireless could pay a dividend in 2012, it emerged yesterday. But Verizon Communications is unlikely to consider a Verizon Wireless payout until late 2011, boss Ivan Seidenberg said. The lack of a dividend has been a bone of contention for shareholders of Vodafone, which owns 45 per cent of Verizon Wireless. Verizon owns the rest.