NETANYA, Israel, September 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (the "Company") announces that following the Company's previous report regarding the Company's negotiations with two third parties that are interested in the purchase of Golan Telecom Ltd., or Golan Telecom (Marathon 018 Xfone Ltd. with which the Company has entered a network sharing and hosting agreement, as previously reported, and another group of investors), regarding a network sharing and hosting agreement, the group of investors notified the Company today that it is withdrawing from its intention to purchase Golan Telecom and consequently from the negotiations with the Company.
For additional details see the Company's 2015 Annual Report 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, April 12, 2016, May 16, 2016, June 13, 2016, July 12, 2016, July 21, 2016, August 10, 2016 under "Other developments during the second quarter of 2016 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period - Golan Telecom" and "Agreement with Xfone", September 6, 12 and 21, 2016.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 2.812 million cellular subscribers (as at June 30, 2016) 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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