Cellcom Israel Announces Purported Class Action Filed Against the Company

Aug 23, 2011, 02:05 ET from Cellcom Israel Ltd.

NETANYA, Israel, August 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (the "Company") announced that a purported class action lawsuit against the Company and two other cellular operators was filed in the District Court of Central Region, by plaintiffs alleging to be subscribers of the defendants. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants unlawfully and in violation of their licenses charged their subscribers based on units which are different than the units allegedly required by the defendants' licenses, for calls initiated or received by the subscribers while abroad.

The plaintiffs did not state any estimate of the total amount claimed from any of the defendants, if the lawsuit is certified as a class action.

At this preliminary stage, the Company is unable to assess the lawsuit's chances of success.

About Cellcom Israel

Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 3.366 million subscribers (as at June 30, 2011) 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 and TDMA 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 its customers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for the hearing impaired, etc. As of 2006, Cellcom Israel, through its wholly owned subsidiary Cellcom Fixed Line Communications L.P., provides 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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