NETANYA, Israel, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced today it has received the resignation from office of Mr. Assaf Topaz, a member of the Company's board of directors who had been appointed by Discount Investment Corporation Ltd., or DIC, and DIC's notification designating Mr. Ari Bronshtein, a member of the Company's board of directors, as its appointee, in his place. Both the resignation and the appointment are effective as of August 1, 2012.
Mr. Bronshtein's 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. As a result, Mr. Bronshtein will not stand for reelection as a director of the Company at the upcoming annual general meeting of 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, 2011 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 3.362 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 Company Contact Yaacov Heen Chief Financial Officer email@example.com Tel: +972-52-998-9755 Investor Relations Contact Porat Saar CCG Investor Relations Israel & US firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1-646-233-2161 SOURCE Cellcom Israel Ltd.