NETANYA, Israel, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (the "Company") announced that a purported class action filed against the Company and two other cellular operators, in December 2007, was dismissed without prejudice, at the request of the parties.
The purported class action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs alleging that the defendants have created environmental hazards by unlawfully building cell sites and therefore demanded that the defendants will compensate the public for certain damages, dismantle existing unlawfully built cell sites and refrain from unlawfully building new cell sites. Had the lawsuit been certified as a class action, the compensation claimed from the defendants was estimated by the plaintiffs to be NIS 1 billion.
Under the parties' agreement, which was approved by the court, the defendants will make a donation to certain non-profit organizations in an amount which is not material to the Company.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 3.362 million subscribers (as at March 31, 2012) 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. Cellcom Israel 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 the 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 http://www.cellcom.co.il
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