NETANYA, Israel, August 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced today it has received the resignation from office of Mr. Isaac Manor, a member of the Company's board of directors who had been appointed by Discount Investment Corporation Ltd., or DIC, and DIC's notification appointing Mr. Assaf Topaz in his place. Both the resignation and the appointment are effective as of August 28, 2011.
Mr. Topaz appointment is in accordance with the requirement of the Company's telecommunications license and articles of association that at least 20% of the Company directors be appointed by Israeli citizens and residents from among the Company's founding shareholders.
Mr. Topaz has served as Vice President of DIC since January 2010. From June 2005 to May 2009 Mr. Topaz served as Vice President, and from March 2004 to June 2005 he served as business development manager of Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Topaz served as co-founder, chief operating officer and as member of the board of directors of Breach Security (formerly known as Gilian Technologies). Mr. Topaz holds a B.A. in Economics and Geography from the Hebrew University, and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University. Mr. Topaz is a son in law of Ruth Manor, one of the controlling shareholders of the Company.
For further details see the Company's most recent annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 under "Item 6. Directors, Senior Management and Employees - C. Board Practices- Board of Directors and Officers" and "External Directors - Israeli-Appointed Directors".
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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