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Cellcom Israel Ltd. Closes Initial Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

NETANYA, Israel, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cellcom Israel Limited (NYSE: CEL - News) announced today that its initial public offering of 20,000,000 ordinary shares, all of which were sold by certain selling shareholders, had closed on Friday, February 9, 2007. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the sale.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as joint book-running managers, Merrill Lynch & Co. acted as joint lead manager and Jefferies & Company, William Blair & Company acted as co-managers for the offering.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Dept., 85 Broad St., New York, NY 10004

Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 60 Wall Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10005

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of the written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement.

About Cellcom Israel Limited:

Cellcom is the leading Israeli cellular company; Cellcom entered the market in 1994 and today provides services to more than 2.8 million subscribers representing approximately 34% market share. Cellcom offers its subscribers a broad range of value added services including video streaming services, JAVA games, Multi Media Messages, content and multimedia services and more. In addition, Cellcom offers a wide range of cellular telephony services to both the private and business sectors including virtual private network (VPN), global roaming, voice-activated dialing and conference calling.

Cellcom operates UMTS/HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE and TDMA networks.

Cellcom also offers landline transmission and data services to business customers and telecommunications operators and, since July 2006, offers landline telephony services to selected businesses.

For any clarifications please refer to: Mr. Tal Raz, CFO by e-mail:, or by phone to: 972-52-9989750

Source: Cellcom Israel Limited