Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Announces Israeli Holding Requirement Postponed
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NETANYA, Israel, August 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (the "Company") announced today that following the previously reported amendment to the Company's cellular license in relation to the requirement that Israeli citizens and residents from among the Company's founding shareholders hold at least 5% of the Company's outstanding shares and other means of control, as of July 2017, the Israeli Ministry of Communications amended the Company's cellular license so as to postpone the application of such requirement until October 31, 2017.

For additional details see the Company's Annual Report for 2016 "Item 3. Key Information - D. Risk Factors - Risks Related to our Business - There are certain restrictions in our licenses relating to the ownership of our shares " and "Item 4. Information on the Company - B. Business Overview - Government Regulations - Cellular Segment - Our Cellular License".

About Cellcom Israel  

Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 2.792 million cellular subscribers (as at March 31, 2017) 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 communications services in Israel, in addition to data communications 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 .

Company Contact

Shlomi Fruhling
Chief Financial Officer
investors@cellcom.co.il 
Tel: +972-52-998-9755

Investor Relations Contact
Ehud Helft
GK Investor & Public Relations  In partnership with LHA
cellcom@GKIR.com 
Tel: +1-617-418-3096    

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