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Partner Communications Reports Fourth Quarter And Annual 2012 Results1

Mr. Haim Romano noted: “The Company is operating under two main brands and adhered to its customer centric strategy, its dedication to excellent service and its commitment to offers tailored to customer needs. The Orange brand provides customized solutions with maximum availability in all customer interfaces, physical and digital, and was ranked first among all major cellular operators in Israel in the "Market-test index for customer experience". The "012 mobile" cellular services are based mainly on self-service through a website at attractive prices.

The Company will continue to implement the “clear” policy, which is unique to the Company, and is based on simplicity, fairness and clarity in all the Company's interfaces, under which the same plans are offered to new and existing customers and which contributes to the creation of customer loyalty over time."

Mr. Haim Romano concluded: "the Company will continue to adhere to the customer centric strategy and with the consistent investment in the Company’s assets: customers, employees and the Orange brand."

Mr. Ziv Leitman, Partner's Chief Financial Officer commented on the quarterly results:

“The financial results of the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the previous quarter reflect the downward pressure on revenues resulting from increasingly intense competition in the telecommunications market, which was partially offset by the continued impact of efficiency measures implemented by the Company over the course of the past year.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company continued to implement efficiency measures and to adjust its cost structure to adapt to the new level of revenues. In the fourth quarter, operating expenses (excluding cost of equipment revenues, depreciation and amortization) decreased by approximately NIS 50 million compared to the third quarter of 2012, mainly reflecting the impact of efficiency measures. The Company began to implement significant efficiency measures five quarters ago and operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2012 was lower by NIS 145 million compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. The Company plans to continue in the coming quarters to implement additional operational efficiency measures in order to further reduce operating expenses .

As part of the efficiency measures, the Company has continued to adjust its workforce to the changing market conditions and in the fourth quarter of 2012, the number of positions (on a full time equivalent (FTE) basis) was reduced by approximately 700. In total, during 2012, the number of reported positions was reduced by 2,495 positions, or 32% of the Company’s workforce, principally by lowering the level of new recruits. The number of employees on a FTE basis at the end of December 2012 was 5,396.

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