Cellcom Israel Announces Negotiations With Golan Telecom

NETANYA, Israel, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced today that following reports in the Israeli media as to negotiations between the Company and Golan Telecom Ltd., following the regulators' opposition to the proposed purchase of Golan Telecom by the Company, the parties are negotiating an agreement which would, if finalized and approved by the regulators, allow Golan Telecom to continue to use the Company's networks  in the provision of its services. Entering such agreement is subject to further agreements which are yet to be reached and there is no certainty that such agreements will be reached nor as to the entering into such an agreement. 

For additional details see the Company's most recent annual report for the year ended December 31, 2015 on Form 20-F, filed on March 21, 2016, under "Item 3 Key Information - D. Risk Factors– Risks Related to our Business –We face intense competition in all aspects of our business" and "- Risks Related to the Proposed Acquisition of Golan Telecom Ltd." and under "Item 4. Information on the Company - B. Business Overview - General - Agreement for the Purchase of Golan", and under "-Competition – Cellular" and " - Government Regulation –Additional MNOs", and the Company's current reports on Form 6-K date March 28, 2016 and April 12, 2016.

About Cellcom Israel

Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 2.835 million cellular subscribers (as at December 31, 2015) with a broad range of value added services including cellular telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an LTE 4 generation network and an HSPA 3.5 Generation network enabling advanced high speed broadband multimedia services, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel delivery services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for hearing impaired, etc. Cellcom Israel further provides OTT TV services (as of December 2014), internet infrastructure (as of February 2015) and connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL). For additional information please visit the Company's website http://investors.cellcom.co.il/

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