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Cellcom israel Announces Hearing Regarding Call Center Services

NETANYA, Israel, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (the "Company") announced that the Israeli Ministry of Communications, or MOC published a hearing regarding call centers services provided to subscribers of Israeli telecommunications operators. In order to improve the quality of call centers services, the hearing proposes, among other things, to set new or more severe criteria to such service, with regards to response time and manner. In addition, the MOC proposes to amend the Israeli Communications Law and set fixed compensation in case of failure to meet the response time proposed, as well as a fixed compensation in case a subscriber was wrongfully overcharged (more severe than the existing provision to that effect in the Israeli Consumer Protection Law).  

The Company is studying the proposed changes and at this time cannot evaluate the extent of its effects on the Company's results of operations, if adopted as proposed.

For additional details see the Company's most recent annual report for the year ended December 31, 2013 on Form 20-F, filed on March 6, 2014, under "Item 3. Key Information - D. Risk Factors - Risks Related to our Business - We operate in a heavily regulated industry, which can harm our results of operations. In recent years, regulation in Israel has materially adversely affected our results" and under "Item 4. Information on The Company - B. Business Overview - Customer Care" and " - Government Regulations - Our principal license".

About Cellcom Israel  

Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 3.029 million subscribers (as at June 30, 2014) with a broad range of value added services including cellular and landline 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 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 through its wholly owned subsidiaries internet 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

Company Contact
Shlomi Fruhling
Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]
Tel: +972-52-998-9755

Investor Relations Contact
Ehud Helft
GK Investor & Public Relations  In partnership with LHA
[email protected]
Tel: +1-617-418-3096

SOURCE Cellcom Israel Ltd.

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