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Cellcom Israel Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

NETANYA, Israel, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Quarter 2017 Highlights (compared to third quarter of 2016):

  • Total Revenues totaled NIS 975 million ($276 million) compared to NIS 992 million ($281 million) in the third quarter last year, a decrease of 1.7%
  • Service revenues totaled NIS 737 million ($209 million) compared to NIS 758 million ($215 million) in the third quarter last year, a decrease of 2.8%
  • Operating income totaled NIS 83 million ($23 million) compared to NIS 73 million ($21 million) in the third quarter last year, an increase of 13.7%
  • Net income totaled NIS 32 million ($9 million) compared to NIS 33 million ($9 million) in the third quarter last year, a decrease of 3.0%
  • Net income margin 3.3%, same as the third quarter last year
  • EBITDA1 totaled NIS 226 million ($64 million) compared to NIS 209 million ($59 million) in the third quarter last year, an increase of 8.1%
  • EBITDA margin 23.2%, an increase from 21.1% in the third quarter last year
  • Net cash from operating activities totaled NIS 205 million ($58 million) compared to NIS 160 million ($45 million) in the third quarter last year, an increase of 28.1%
  • Free cash flow1 totaled NIS 105 million ($30 million) compared to NIS 81 million ($23 million) in the third quarter last year, an increase of 29.6%
  • Cellular subscriber base totaled approximately 2.805 million subscribers (at the end of September 2017)

[1]

Please see "Use of Non-IFRS financial measures" section in this press release.

Nir Sztern, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, referred to the results of the third quarter of 2017:

"The influence of the competition is reflected in the cellular segment results; however, our varied activities as a telecommunications group in the fixed-line segment are bearing fruit and partially compensated for the cellular segment results. In this quarter, the Company reported an increase of 8% in EBITDA to NIS 226 million, and an increase of 13.7% in operating profit, compared to the third quarter of last year.

Cellcom tv operations shifted to profitability and to a positive contribution to the Company's results in the third quarter of 2017. This is a quarter with a record recruitment to Cellcom tv with 17,000 households who joined Israel's revolutionary TV service. Cellcom tv's position as a revolution generator in the TV market and a market changer is also strengthened with the transition of other players in the market to TV products similar to Cellcom Israel's. As of the end of the third quarter of 2017, Cellcom tv has 154,000 households, which represent more than 10% of the Israeli TV market. In this quarter, we added to the rich content world four desired children's channels, a documentary quality channel and movies library, series and blockbuster movies, while maintaining an attractive price and significant savings for the customer. We see that our attractive offer to the customer encourages most of our customers to choose joining our TV services combined with the internet, home telephony and cellular services in the triple and quattro packages and strengthens their loyalty to the Group.

We are vigorously evaluating various alternatives of independent deployment of an optic-fiber infrastructure, which will revolutionize the internet infrastructures in Israel, whether through self-deployment of fibers in residential neighborhoods, a joint-deployment of fibers in residential neighborhoods together with Partner, and/or an investment by the Company in the IBC fiber Initiative, in order to accelerate the deployment pace of an additional fiber infrastructure in Israel, and reduce the investments required for that purpose."

Shlomi Fruhling, Chief Financial Officer, said:

"The third quarter of 2017, was characterized by a continued growth in the fixed-line segment, together with a record recruitment of TV subscribers and a continued competition in the cellular segment.

Service revenues in the cellular segment increased 1.5% compared to the previous quarter, due to seasonality, which was partially offset by an erosion in revenues from cellular packages. Accordingly, EBITDA in the cellular segment increased 1.3% compared to the previous quarter.

Service revenues in the fixed-line segment continued to grow, due to the growth in TV subscribers and internet infrastructure subscribers. The increase in such revenues compared to the previous quarter, was fully offset as a result of the discontinuance of consolidation of Internet Rimon revenues, which was sold in the June 2017.

Free cash flow for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 105 million, a 36.4% increase compared to the previous quarter. The increase resulted mainly from lower investments in fixed and intangible assets.

The Company's Board of Directors decided not to distribute a dividend for the third quarter of 2017, given the continued intense competition in the market and its adverse effect on the Company's operating results and in order to further strengthen the Company's balance sheet. The Board of Directors will re-evaluate its decision as market conditions develop, and taking into consideration the Company's needs."

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL; TASE: CEL) ("Cellcom Israel" or the "Company" or the "Group") announced today its financial results for the third quarter of 2017.

The Company reported that revenues for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 975 million ($276 million); EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 226 million ($64 million), or 23.2% of total revenues; net income for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 32 million ($9 million). Basic earnings per share for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 0.32 ($0.09).

Main Consolidated Financial Results:


Q3/2017

Q3/2016

Change%

Q3/2017

Q3/2016


NIS million

US$ million
(convenience translation)

Total revenues

975

992

(1.7)%

276

281

Operating Income

83

73

13.7%

23

21

Net Income

32

33

(3.0)%

9

9

Free cash flow

105

81

29.6%

30

23

EBITDA

226

209

8.1%

64

59

EBITDA, as percent of total revenues

23.2%

21.1%

10.0%



Main Financial Data by Operating Segments:


Cellular (*)

Fixed-line (**)

Inter-segment
adjustments

(***)

Consolidated results

NIS million

Q3'17

Q3'16

Change

%

Q3'17

Q3'16

Change

%

Q3'17

Q3'16

Q3'17

Q3'16

Change

%

Total revenues

679

729

(6.9)%

339

315

7.6%

(43)

(52)

975

992

(1.7)%

Service revenues

488

534

(8.6)%

292

276

5.8%

(43)

(52)

737

758

(2.8)%

Equipment revenues

191

195

(2.1)%

47

39

20.5%

-

-

238

234

1.7%

EBITDA

160

149

7.4%

66

60

10.0%

-

-

226

209

8.1%

EBITDA, as
percent of total
revenues

23.6%

20.4%

15.7%

19.5%

19.0%

2.6%



23.2%

21.1%

10.0%

(*)

The segment includes the cellular communications services, end user cellular equipment and supplemental services.

(**)

The segment includes landline telephony services, internet infrastructure and connectivity services, television services, end user fixed-line equipment and supplemental services.

(***)

Include cancellation of inter-segment revenues between "Cellular" and "Fixed-line" segments.

Financial Review (third quarter of 2017 compared to third quarter of 2016):

Revenues for the third quarter of 2017 decreased 1.7% totaling NIS 975 million ($276 million), compared to NIS 992 million ($281 million) in the third quarter last year. The decrease in revenues is attributed to a 2.8% decrease in service revenues, which was partially offset by a 1.7% increase in equipment revenues.

Service revenues totaled NIS 737 million ($209 million) in the third quarter of 2017, a 2.8% decrease from NIS 758 million ($215 million) in the third quarter last year.

Service revenues in the cellular segment totaled NIS 488 million ($138 million) in the third quarter of 2017, an 8.6% decrease from NIS 534 million ($151 million) in the third quarter last year. This decrease resulted mainly from the ongoing erosion in the prices of these services as a result of the competition in the cellular market and from the difference between the national roaming services revenues in the third quarter of 2016 and the revenues for rights of use in cellular networks according to the network sharing agreement with Golan which came into force as of the beginning of the second quarter of 2017 (the "Network Sharing Agreement with Golan")2.

Service revenues in the fixed-line segment totaled NIS 292 million ($83 million) in the third quarter of 2017, a 5.8% increase from NIS 276 million ($78 million) in the third quarter last year. This increase resulted mainly from fixed-line communications services provided according to the Network Sharing Agreement with Golan as well as an increase in revenues from TV services. This increase was partially offset as a result of the discontinuance of consolidation of Internet Rimon Israel 2009 Ltd. ("Internet Rimon"), following the sale of the Group's holdings in Internet Rimon in the second quarter of 2017 (the "Sale of Internet Rimon").

Equipment revenues totaled NIS 238 million ($67 million) in the third quarter of 2017, a 1.7% increase compared to NIS 234 million ($66 million) in the third quarter last year. This increase resulted mainly from an increase in the amount of end user equipment sold in the fixed-line segment. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in equipment sales in the cellular segment.

Cost of revenues for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 670 million ($190 million), compared to NIS 669 million ($190 million) in the third quarter of 2016, a 0.1% increase. This increase resulted mainly from an increase in costs of TV services content and in costs related to internet services in the fixed-line segment. The increase was partially offset by Golan's participation in operating costs according to the Network Sharing Agreement with Golan.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2017 decreased 5.6% to NIS 305 million ($86 million), compared to NIS 323 million ($92 million) in the third quarter of 2016. Gross profit margin for the third quarter of 2017 amounted to 31.3%, down from 32.6% in the third quarter of 2016.

Selling, Marketing, General and Administrative Expenses ("SG&A Expenses") for the third quarter of 2017 decreased 10.1% to NIS 222 million ($63 million), compared to NIS 247 million ($70 million) in the third quarter of 2016. This decrease is primarily a result of a decrease in salaries and commissions expenses due to the capitalization of part of the customer acquisition costs as a result of the early adoption of a new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 15) since the first quarter of 2017 (the "Adoption of IFRS15"). The effect of the adoption of the standard on the third quarter of 2017 expenses totaled NIS 24 million ($7 million).

Operating income for the third quarter of 2017 increased by 13.7% to NIS 83 million ($23 million) from NIS 73 million ($21 million) in the third quarter of 2016.

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 increased by 8.1% totaling NIS 226 million ($64 million) compared to NIS 209 million ($59 million) in the third quarter of 2016. EBITDA as a percent of revenues for the third quarter of 2017 totaled 23.2%, up from 21.1% in the third quarter of 2016.

Cellular segment EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 160 million ($45 million), compared to NIS 149 million ($42 million) in the third quarter last year, an increase of 7.4%, which resulted mainly from a decrease in selling and marketing expenses due to the capitalization of part of the customer acquisition costs as a result of the Adoption of IFRS15. This increase was partially offset by the ongoing erosion of service revenues. Fixed-line segment EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 66 million ($19 million), compared to NIS 60 million ($17 million) in the third quarter last year, a 10.0% increase, mainly as a result of an increase in revenues from fixed-line communications services provided according to the Network Sharing Agreement with Golan. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in revenues from local landline telecommunications services and from long-distance calls, and from the discontinuance of consolidation of Internet Rimon following the Sale of Internet Rimon.

Financing expenses, net for the third quarter of 2017 decreased by 7.1% and totaled NIS 39 million ($11 million), compared to NIS 42 million ($12 million) in the third quarter of 2016.

Net Income for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 32 million ($9 million), compared to NIS 33 million ($9 million) in the third quarter of 2016, a decrease of 3.0%.

Basic earnings per share for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 0.32 ($0.09), compared to NIS 0.33 ($0.09) in the third quarter last year.

[2]

According to the terms of the Network Sharing Agreement with Golan, part of the consideration
is recognized as revenues and part is recognized as a reduction of operation costs. In addition,
revenues from the Network Sharing Agreement are divided between the cellular and fixed-line segments.

OPERATING REVIEW

Main Performance Indicators - Cellular segment:


Q3/2017

Q3/2016

Change (%)

Cellular subscribers at the end
of period (in thousands)

2,805

2,822

(0.6)%

Churn Rate for cellular
subscribers (in %)

11.5%

10.5%

9.5%

Monthly cellular ARPU (in NIS)

57.8

62.8

(8.0)%

Cellular subscriber base - at the end of the third quarter of 2017 the Company had approximately 2.805 million cellular subscribers. During the third quarter of 2017 the Company's cellular subscriber base increased by approximately 26,000 net cellular subscribers3.

Cellular Churn Rate for the third quarter of 2017 totaled to 11.5%, compared to 10.5% in the third quarter last year.

The monthly cellular Average Revenue per User ("ARPU") for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 57.8 ($16.4), compared to NIS 62.8 ($17.8) in the third quarter last year. The decrease in ARPU resulted from the ongoing erosion in the prices of cellular services, resulting from the intense competition in the cellular market and from the difference between national roaming services revenues in the third quarter of 2016 and the revenues for rights of use in cellular networks according to the Network Sharing Agreement with Golan in the third quarter of 2017.

[3]

The increase resulted mainly from subscribers that were added to the Company's cellular subscriber base as part of the Company's purchase of an Israeli MVNO's operations during the third quarter of 2017.

Main Performance Indicators - Fixed-line segment:


Q3/2017

Q3/2016

Change (%)

Internet infrastructure field-
households at the end of period
(in thousands)

206

146

41.1%

TV field- households at the
end of period (in thousands)

154

99

55.6%

In the third quarter of 2017, the Company's households base in the internet infrastructure field increased by approximately 17,000 net households, and the Company's households base in the TV field increased by 17,000 net households.

FINANCING AND INVESTMENT REVIEW

Cash Flow

Free cash flow for the third quarter of 2017 totaled NIS 105 million ($30 million), compared to NIS 81 million ($23 million) in the third quarter of 2016, a 29.6% increase. The increase in free cash flow resulted mainly from a decrease in payments to payroll payables due to timing differences between the quarters and from the receipt of a refund from the Israeli tax authorities in the third quarter of 2017, which were partially offset by higher cash capital expenditures in intangible assets in the third quarter of 2017 and by the difference between the receipts from rights of use in cellular networks according to the Network Sharing Agreement with Golan in the third quarter of 2017, and the receipts from national roaming services revenues in the third quarter of 2016.

Total Equity

Total Equity as of September 30, 2017 amounted to NIS 1,431 million ($405 million) primarily consisting of undistributed accumulated retained earnings of the Company.

Cash Capital Expenditures in Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets

During the third quarter of 2017, the Company invested NIS 114 million ($32 million) in fixed assets and intangible assets (including, among others, investments in the Company's communications networks, information systems, software and TV set-top boxes and capitalization of part of the customer acquisition costs as a result of the Adoption of IFRS15), compared to NIS 80 million ($23 million) in the third quarter of 2016.

Dividend

On November 21, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors decided not to declare a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2017. In making its decision, the board of directors considered the Company's dividend policy and business status and decided not to distribute a dividend at this time, given the intensified competition and its adverse effect on the Company's results of operations, and in order to strengthen the Company's balance sheet. The board of directors will re-evaluate its decision in future quarters. No future dividend declaration is guaranteed and is subject to the Company's board of directors' sole discretion, as detailed in the Company's most recent annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 on Form 20-F dated March 20, 2017, or the 2016 Annual Report, under "Item 8 - Financial Information – A. Consolidated Statements and Other Financial Information - Dividend Policy".

Debentures

For information regarding a summary of the Company's financial liabilities and details regarding the Company's outstanding debentures as of September 30, 2017, see "Disclosure for Debenture Holders" in this press release.

Loans from Financial Institutions

For details regarding the fulfillment of financial covenants included in the loan agreements, which are identical to those included in the Company's Debentures Series F through K, see comment no.1 to the table of "Aggregation of the information regarding the debenture series issued by the Company" under "Disclosure for Debenture Holders" section in this press release. For additional details regarding the loans see the Company's 2016 Annual Report, under "Item 5B. Liquidity and Capital Resources – Other Credit Facilities" and the Company's current report on Form 6-K dated August 4, 2017 under "Other developments during the second quarter of 2017 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period – Debt Raising – Loan Agreement".

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2017 AND SUBSEQUENT TO THE END OF THE REPORTING PERIOD

Landline Infrastructure Deployment

Further to the Company's previous announcement that the Company is assessing the possibility of investing in Israel Broadband Company Ltd., or IBC (whose licenses allow the provision of broadband infrastructure services on the Israeli Electric Company, or IEC's, optic fibers infrastructure) or deploying a wide-spread fiber infrastructure, the Company works simultaneously as follows:

  1. has begun extending its existing independent fiber optic infrastructure into residential areas;
  2. is holding negotiations with Partner Communications Company Ltd., or Partner, another Israeli telecommunications operator, regarding a potential long term cooperation agreement for the deployment of optic fiber infrastructure by both companies, whereby each party will be entitled to purchase from time to time, as per its needs and at its sole discretion, fiber optic infrastructure services (including Indefeasible Right of Use - IRU) in the other party's present and/or future fiber optics infrastructure in order to connect residential buildings throughout Israel. The agreement, if concluded and executed, will allow the companies to avoid duplicated future deployment, as well as allow the Company to reduce costs while improving its ability to provide quality services. The effect of the agreement on the Company's results of operations, if concluded and executed, is subject to the actual cooperation executed. The finalization of the agreement is subject to further negotiations between the parties and if concluded, the execution of the agreement will be subject to the required regulatory approvals. There is no assurance that the negotiations will be concluded nor that regulatory approvals will be received or that the agreement will be executed; and
  3. continues to advance its assessment of investing in IBC, including the changes the Company requires for such an investment to materialize. In that respect, the Company has reached preliminary understandings with IEC, regarding an update of IEC's services prices to IBC, if the Company invests in IBC. The Company intends to issue a non-binding letter of intent for investing (by itself or with a group of investors it may arrange) in IBC in the near future, subject to certain conditions being met. Such an investment, if concluded and executed, may entail substantial investments in IBC's operations. There is no assurance that the Company and IBC will enter negotiations, that such negotiations if conducted shall be concluded into a binding agreement, or that such agreement, if entered, will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or be executed, nor as to whether an agreement with IEC will be concluded.

For additional details see the Company's annual report for 2016 under "Item 3. Key Information – D. Risk factors – Risks related to our business - We face intense competition in all aspects of our business", "- Our investment in new businesses involves many risks" and "Item 4. Information on the Company –B. Business Overview – Competition – Fixed-Line Segment" and " –Internet Infrastructure and ISP Business" and the Company's current report on form 6-K dated November 20, 2017.

The information included above contains, or may be deemed to contain, forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). Said forward-looking statements, relating to the potential transactions and execution thereof and the benefits therefrom, are subject to uncertainties and assumptions about the completion of the negotiations, approval of the transactions by the Company's board of directors, the receipt of the necessary approvals, the parties' ability to execute the contemplated arrangements and the Israeli telecommunication regulation and market condition. The actual conditions the Company may face could lead to materially different outcome than that set forth above.

Shelf Prospectus

In August 2017, the Company published a shelf prospectus, after having received the Israeli Securities Authority, or ISA, and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, or TASE, approvals. The shelf prospectus will allow the Company, from time to time, until August 2019 (or if extended by the ISA, subject to certain conditions, until August 2020), to offer and sell various securities including debt and equity, in Israel, in one or more offerings, subject to filing a supplemental shelf offering report, that describes the terms of the securities offered and the specific details of the offering.

Any offering under the shelf prospectus requires the Company's Board of Directors' approval, publication of a supplemental offering report and the prior approval of the TASE for the supplemental offering report.

At this stage, no decision has been made as to the execution of any offering, nor as to its scope, terms and timing, if executed, and there is no certainty that such offering will be executed.

For additional details regarding the Company's existing debentures and loan agreements see the Company's 2016 Annual Report, under "Item 5B. Liquidity and Capital Resources – Debt Service – Public Debentures" and "-Other Credit Facilities" and the Company's current report on Form 6-K dated August 4, 2017 under "Other developments during the second quarter of 2017 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period – Debt Raising".

Regulation

Cellular License Amendment

In October 2017, 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 October 31 2017, the Israeli Ministry of Communications amended again the Company's cellular license so as to postpone the application of such requirement until December 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" and the Company's current report on Form 6K dated August 4, 2017 under "Other developments during the second quarter of 2017 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period – Regulation - Cellular License Amendment".

Frequencies Exchange Examination

The Ministry of Communications, or MOC, has informed the Company that it has received an instruction from the International Telecommunications Union to commence a process to accord the frequencies used by Israeli cellular operators with European standards. As a result, the Company and another cellular operator that use also frequencies according to American standards, will be required to migrate to frequencies compatible with European standardization. The Company is discussing with the MOC the timing, duration, regulatory adjustments and financing of such a change. At this time, no formal decision has been made and there is no certainty as to the time, scope and cost of such a change, but it may entail a complex and sensitive engineering project, involving material investments and replacement of radio equipment in all the Company's cellular sites. The project's actual implications may vary substantially depending on the above.

For additional details see the Company's annual report for 2016 under "Item 3. Key Information – D. Risk factors – Risks related to our business – We operate in a heavily regulated industry, which harm our results of operations. In recent years, regulation in Israel has materially adversely affected our results", "-We may not be able to obtain permit to construct and operate cell sites", "-We may be required to indemnify certain local planning and building committees in respect of claims against them" and "Item 4. Information on the Company –B. Business Overview – "Networks and infrastructure – Cellular segment – cellular infrastructure", "-Spectrum allocation", "-Cell site construction and licensing" and "-Government regulations – Cellular segment – Our cellular license" and "-Permits of cell site construction".

Controlling Shareholder

In September 2017, Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. (the Company's direct controlling shareholder), or DIC, transfered its holdings (direct and indirect - through a certain wholly owned subsidiary) in the Company to Koor Industries Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

The Company will be hosting a conference call regarding its results for the third quarter of 2017 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 am ET, 07:00 am PT, 15:00 UK time, 17:00 Israel time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer questions. To participate, please either access the live webcast on the Company's website, or call one of the following teleconferencing numbers below. Please begin placing your calls at least 10 minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.

US Dial-in Number: 1 866 860 9642

UK Dial-in Number: 0 800 917 5108

Israel Dial-in Number: 03 918 0692

International Dial-in Number: +972 3 918 0692

at: 10:00 am Eastern Time; 07:00 am Pacific Time;
15:00 UK Time; 17:00 Israel Time


To access the live webcast of the conference call, please access the investor relations section of Cellcom Israel's website: www.cellcom.co.il. After the call, a replay of the call will be available under the same investor relations section.

About Cellcom Israel

Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 2.805 million cellular subscribers (as at September 30, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

The following information contains, or may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company, may include projections of the Company's future financial results, its anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in its business. These statements are only predictions based on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: changes to the terms of the Company's license, new legislation or decisions by the regulator affecting the Company's operations, new competition and changes in the competitive environment, the outcome of legal proceedings to which the Company is a party, particularly class action lawsuits, the Company's ability to maintain or obtain permits to construct and operate cell sites, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform its prior statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as otherwise required by law.

The Company prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Unless noted specifically otherwise, the dollar denominated figures were converted to US$ using a convenience translation based on the New Israeli Shekel (NIS)/US$ exchange rate of NIS 3.529 = US$ 1 as published by the Bank of Israel for September 30, 2017.

Use of non-IFRS financial measures

EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as income before financing income (expenses), net; other income (expenses), net (excluding expenses related to employee voluntary retirement plans and gain (loss) due to sale of subsidiaries); income tax; depreciation and amortization and share based payments. This is an accepted measure in the communications industry. The Company presents this measure as an additional performance measure as the Company believes that it enables us to compare operating performance between periods and companies, net of any potential differences which may result from differences in capital structure, taxes, age of fixed assets and related depreciation expenses. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for operating income, any other performance measures, or cash flow data, which were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as measures of profitability or liquidity. EBITDA does not take into account debt service requirements, or other commitments, including capital expenditures, and therefore, does not necessarily indicate the amounts that may be available for the Company's use. In addition, EBITDA as presented by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, due to differences in the way these measures are calculated. See the reconciliation of net income to EBITDA under "Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures" in the press release.

Free cash flow is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as the net cash provided by operating activities (including the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents) excluding a loan to Golan Telecom, minus the net cash used in investing activities excluding short-term investment in tradable debentures and deposits and proceeds from sales of such debentures (including interest received in relation to such debentures) and deposits. See "Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures" below.

Financial Tables Follow

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position
















Convenience









translation









into US dollar





September 30,


September 30,


September 30,


December 31,



2016


2017


2017


2016



NIS millions


US$ millions


NIS millions










Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


1,026


461


131


1,240

Current investments, including derivatives


286


363


103


284

Trade receivables


1,307


1,265


358


1,325

Current tax assets


-


1


-


25

Other receivables


88


80


23


61

Inventory


56


57


16


64










Total current assets


2,763


2,227


631


2,999










Trade and other receivables


811


912


258


796

Property, plant and equipment, net


1,660


1,597


453


1,659

Intangible assets and others, net


1,213


1,247


353


1,207

Deferred tax assets


3


-


-


1










Total non- current assets


3,687


3,756


1,064


3,663










Total assets


6,450


5,983


1,695


6,662










Liabilities









Current maturities of debentures and of
loans from financial institutions


865


617


175


863

Trade payables and accrued expenses


687


590


167


675

Current tax liabilities


-


3


1


-

Provisions


108


113


32


108

Other payables, including derivatives


200


219


62


279










Total current liabilities


1,860


1,542


437


1,925










Long-term loans from financial institutions


200


462


131


340

Debentures


2,860


2,353


667


2,866

Provisions


30


20


6


30

Other long-term liabilities


29


34


10


31

Liability for employee rights upon retirement, net


11


12


3


12

Deferred tax liabilities


135


129


36


118










Total non- current liabilities


3,265


3,010


853


3,397










Total liabilities


5,125


4,552


1,290


5,322










Equity attributable to owners of the Company









Share capital


1


1


-


1

Cash flow hedge reserve


(1)


-


-


(1)

Retained earnings


1,309


1,426


404


1,322










Non-controlling interests


16


4


1


18










Total equity


1,325


1,431


405


1,340










Total liabilities and equity


6,450


5,983


1,695


6,662

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income










































Convenience

translation

into US dollar




Convenience

translation

into US dollar





For the nine


For the nine


For the three


For the three


For the



months ended


months ended


months ended


months ended


year ended



September 30,


September 30,


September 30,


September 30,


December 31,



2016


2017


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016



NIS millions


US$millions


NIS millions


US$millions


NIS millions
















Revenues


3,043


2,896


821


992


975


276


4,027

Cost of revenues


(2,005)


(2,000)


(567)


(669)


(670)


(190)


(2,702)
















Gross profit


1,038


896


254


323


305


86


1,325
















Selling and marketing expenses


(432)


(343)


(97)


(141)


(117)


(33)


(574)

General and administrative expenses


(311)


(313)


(89)


(106)


(105)


(30)


(420)

Other income (expenses), net


(17)


12


3


(3)


-


-


(21)
















Operating profit


278


252


71


73


83


23


310
















Financing income


39


38


11


12


12


3


46

Financing expenses


(149)


(152)


(43)


(54)


(51)


(14)


(196)

Financing expenses, net


(110)


(114)


(32)


(42)


(39)


(11)


(150)
















Profit before taxes on income


168


138


39


31


44


12


160
















Tax benefit (taxes on income)


(32)


(35)


(10)


2


(12)


(3)


(10)

Profit for the period


136


103


29


33


32


9


150
















Attributable to:















Owners of the Company


135


102


29


33


32


9


148

Non-controlling interests


1


1


-


-


-


-


2

Profit for the period


136


103


29


33


32


9


150
















Earnings per share















Basic earnings per share (in NIS)


1.34


1.02


0.29


0.33


0.32


0.09


1.47
















Diluted earnings per share (in NIS)


1.34


1.02


0.29


0.33


0.32


0.09


1.47
















Weighted-average number of shares
used in the calculation of basic earnings
per share (in shares)


100,604,578


100,609,241


100,609,241


100,604,578


100,616,595


100,616,595


100,604,578
















Weighted-average number of shares used in the calculation of diluted earnings per share (in shares)


100,646,549


101,225,178


101,225,178


100,677,621


101,083,971


101,083,971


100,698,306

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows






















Convenience






Convenience









translation






translation









into US dollar






into US dollar





For the nine

months ended

September 30,


For the nine

months ended

September 30,


For the three

months ended

September 30,


For the three

months ended

September 30,


For the

year ended

December 31,









2016


2017


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016



NIS millions


US$ millions


NIS millions


US$millions


NIS millions
















Cash flows from operating activities















Profit for the period


136


103


29


33


32


9


150

Adjustments for:















Depreciation and amortization


398


412


117


131


143


41


534

Share based payments


4


2


1


1


-


-


6

Loss (gain) on sale of property, plant
and equipment


6


(2)


-


3


-


-


10

Gain on sale of shares in a
consolidated company


-


(10)


(3)


-


-


-


-

Income tax expense (tax benefit)


32


35


10


(2)


12


3


10

Financing expenses, net


110


114


32


42


39


11


150
















Changes in operating assets and
liabilities:















Change in inventory


29


7


2


7


4


1


21

Change in trade receivables (including
long-term amounts)


(38)


118


33


37


14


4


(28)

Change in other receivables (including
long-term amounts)


(19)


(185)


(52)


(34)


(19)


(5)


(5)

Changes in trade payables, accrued
expenses and provisions


44


(34)


(10)


14


(59)


(17)


-

Change in other liabilities (including
long-term amounts)


(26)


(3)


(1)


(49)


10


3


20

Payments for derivative instruments,
net


-


(3)


(1)


-


(3)


(1)


-

Income tax paid


(73)


(35)


(10)


(23)


(9)


(3)


(88)

Income tax received


-


41


12


-


41


12


1

Net cash from operating activities


603


560


159


160


205


58


781
















Cash flows from investing activities















Acquisition of property, plant, and
equipment


(217)


(274)


(78)


(66)


(37)


(10)


(295)

Additions to intangible assets and
others


(55)


(171)


(49)


(14)


(77)


(22)


(73)

Change in current investments, net


(7)


(79)


(22)


(3)


(3)


(1)


(9)

Payments for other derivative
contracts, net


-


-


-


-


3


1


-

Proceeds from sale of property, plant
and equipment


2


-


-


1


-


-


2

Interest received


9


10


3


2


2


-


11

Proceeds from sale of shares in a
consolidated company, net of cash
disposed


-


3


1


-


11


3


-

Net cash used in investing activities


(268)


(511)


(145)


(80)


(101)


(29)


(364)
















Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows (cont'd)




















Convenience






Convenience








translation






translation








into US dollar






into US dollar




For the nine

months ended

September 30,


For the nine

months ended

September 30,


For the three

months ended

September 30,


For the three

months ended

September 30,


For the

year ended

December 31,







2016


2017


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016


NIS millions


US$ millions


NIS millions


US$millions


NIS millions















Cash flows from financing activities














Payments for derivative contracts, net

(10)


(3)


(1)


(4)


(3)


(1)


(13)

Receipt of long term loans from financial institutions

200


200


57


-


-


-


340

Repayment of debentures

(732)


(864)


(245)


(347)


(350)


(99)


(732)

Proceeds from issuance of
debentures, net of issuance costs

653


-


-


403


-


-


653

Dividend paid

(1)


(1)


-


-


(1)


-


(1)

Interest paid

(180)


(160)


(45)


(88)


(74)


(21)


(185)















Net cash from (used in) financing activities

(70)


(828)


(234)


(36)


(428)


(121)


62















Changes in cash and cash equivalents

265


(779)


(220)


44


(324)


(92)


479















Cash and cash equivalents
as at the beginning of the period

761


1,240


351


982


785


223


761















Cash and cash equivalents
as at the end of the period

1,026


461


131


1,026


461


131


1,240















Cellcom Israel Ltd

(An Israeli Corporation)


Reconciliation for Non-IFRS Measures


EBITDA


The following is a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA:






Three-month period ended

September 30,

Year ended

December 31,


2016

2017

Convenience

translation

into US dollar

2017

2016


NIS millions

US$ millions

NIS millions

Profit for the period

33

32

9

150

Taxes on income (tax benefit)

(2)

12

3

10

Financing income

(12)

(12)

(3)

(46)

Financing expenses

54

51

14

196

Other expenses

4

-

-

8

Depreciation and amortization

131

143

41

534

Share based payments

1

-

-

6

EBITDA

209

226

64

858











Free cash flow


The following table shows the calculation of free cash flow:



Three-month period ended

Year ended


September 30,

December 31,


2016

2017

Convenience

translation

into US dollar

2017

2016


NIS millions

US$ millions

NIS millions

Cash flows from operating
activities(*)

160

205

58

781

Cash flows from investing
activities

(80)

(101)

(28)

(364)

Sale of short-term tradable
debentures and deposits(**)

1

1

-

(1)

Free cash flow

81

105

30

416






(*) Including the effects of exchange rate fluctuations in cash and cash equivalents

(**) Net of interest received in relation to tradable debentures






Cellcom Israel Ltd.

(An Israeli Corporation)


Key financial and operating indicators


NIS millions unless
otherwise stated

Q1-2016

Q2-2016

Q3-2016

Q4-2016

Q1-2017

Q2-2017

Q3-2017

FY-2016










Cellular service revenues

559

567

534

502

509

481

488

2,162

Fixed-line service revenues

264

264

276

267

279

292

292

1,071










Cellular equipment revenues

219

217

195

205

183

192

191

836

Fixed-line equipment revenues

29

30

39

60

37

39

47

158










Consolidation adjustments

(49)

(49)

(52)

(50)

(49)

(42)

(43)

(200)

Total revenues

1,022

1,029

992

984

959

962

975

4,027










Cellular EBITDA

178

181

149

117

159

158

160

625

Fixed-line EBITDA

60

57

60

56

42

79

66

233

Total EBITDA

238

238

209

173

201

237

226

858










Operating profit

101

104

73

32

67

102

83

310

Financing expenses, net

24

44

42

40

31

44

39

150

Profit for the period

59

44

33

14

26

45

32

150










Free cash flow

149

103

81

83

66

77

105

416










Cellular subscribers at the end
of period (in 000's)

2,813

2,812

2,822

2,801

2,792

2,779

2,805

2,801

Monthly cellular ARPU (in NIS)

65.2

66.0

62.8

59.3

60.2

57.0

57.8

63.3

Churn rate for cellular
subscribers (%)

11.1%

10.6%

10.5%

10.4%

12.0%

10.8%

11.5%

42.4%


Cellcom Israel Ltd.


Disclosure for debenture holders as of September 30, 2017


Aggregation of the information regarding the debenture series issued by the Company (1), in million NIS


Series

Original Issuance Date

Principal on the Date of Issuance

As of 30.09.2017

As of 21.11.2017

Interest Rate (fixed)

Principal Repayment Dates

Interest Repayment Dates (3)

Linkage

Trustee

Contact Details

Principal

Balance on Trade

Linked Principal Balance

Interest Accumulated in Books

Debenture Balance Value in Books (2)

Market Value

Principal Balance on Trade

Linked Principal Balance

From

To

F (4)(5)(6) **

20/03/12

714.802

643.322

658.520

7.212

665.732

694.788

643.322

661.061

4.60%

05.01.17

05.01.20

January-5

and July-5

Linked to CPI

Strauss Lazar Trust Company (1992) Ltd. Ori Lazar. 17 Yizhak Sadeh St., Tel Aviv. Tel: 03- 6237777.

G (4)(5)(6)

20/03/12

285.198

228.158

228.227

3.801

232.028

240.707

228.158

228.213

6.99%

05.01.17

05.01.19

January-5

and July-5

Not linked

Strauss Lazar Trust Company (1992) Ltd. Ori Lazar. 17 Yizhak Sadeh St., Tel Aviv. Tel: 03- 6237777.

H (4)(5)(7)**

08/07/14

03/02/15*

11/02/15*

949.624

949.624

842.222

4.482

846.704

982.291

949.624

846.377

1.98%

05.07.18

05.07.24

January-5

and July-5

Linked to CPI

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd. Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

I (4)(5)(7)**

08/07/14

03/02/15*

11/02/15*

30/03/16*

804.010

804.010

759.188

7.934

767.122

894.863

804.010

760.662

4.14%

05.07.18

05.07.25

January-5

and July-5

Not linked

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd. Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

J (4)(5)

26/09/16

103.267

103.267

102.314

0.603

102.917

110.506

103.267

102.640

2.45%

05.07.21

05.07.26

January-5 and July-5

Linked to CPI

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd. Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

K (4)(5)**

26/09/16

303.971

303.971

301.076

2.572

303.648

329.140

303.971

301.146

3.55%

05.07.21

05.07.26

January-5 and July-5

Not linked

Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Rami Sebty. 48 Menachem Begin Rd. Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6374355.

Total


3,160.872

3,032.352

2,891.547

26.604

2,918.151

3,252.295

3,032.352

2,900.099








Comments:

(1) In the reporting period, the Company fulfilled all terms of the debentures. The Company also fulfilled all terms of the Indentures and loan agreements. Debentures Series F through K and loan agreements financial covenants - as of September 30, 2017 the net leverage (net debt to EBITDA excluding one time events ratio- see definition in the Company's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 on Form 20-F, under "Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects – B. Liquidity and Capital Resources – Debt Service– Public Debentures") was 3.13. In the reporting period, no cause for early repayment occurred. (2) Including interest accumulated in the books. (3) Semi annual payments. (4) Regarding debenture Series F through K and loan agreements, the Company undertook not to create any pledge on its assets, as long as debentures or loans are not fully repaid, subject to certain exclusions. (5) Regarding debenture Series F through K and loan agreements, the Company has the right for early redemption under certain terms (see the Company's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 on Form 20-F, under "Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects– B. Liquidity and Capital Resources – Debt Service– Public Debentures" and "-Other Credit Facilities" (6) Regarding debenture Series F and G - in June 2013, following a second decrease of the Company's debenture rating since their issuance, the annual interest rate has been increased by 0.25% to 4.60% and 6.99%, respectively, beginning July 5, 2013. (7) In February 2016, pursuant to an exchange offer of the Company's Series H and I debentures for a portion of the Company's outstanding Series D and E debentures, respectively, the Company exchanged approximately NIS 555 million principal amount of Series D debentures with approximately NIS 844 million principal amount of Series H debentures, and approximately NIS 272 million principal amount of Series E debentures with approximately NIS 335 million principal amount of Series I debentures. Series D and E debentures were fully repaid in July 2017 and in January 2017, respectively. (8) In June 2017, the Company undertook to issue NIS 220 million principle amount of additional series K debentures in July 1, 2018, under certain terms. See the Company's final current report on form 6-K filed on August 4, 2018, under "- Other developments during the second quarter of 2017 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period – Debt Raising – Private Debentures Placement".





(*)

On these dates additional debentures of the series were issued, the information in the table refers to the full series.

(**)

As of September 30, 2017, debentures Series F, H, I and K are material, which represent 5% or more of the total liabilities of the Company, as presented in the financial statements.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.


Disclosure for debenture holders as of September 30, 2017 (cont.)


Debentures Rating Details*


Series

Rating Company

Rating as of 30.09.2017 (1)

Rating as of 21.11.2017

Rating assigned upon issuance of the Series

Recent date of rating as of 21.11.2017

Additional ratings between original issuance and the recent date of rating as of 21.11.2017 (2)


Rating

F

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

AA

06/2017

5/2012, 11/2012, 6/2013, 6/2014, 8/2014, 1/2015, 9/2015, 3/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017

AA,AA-,A+ (2)

G

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

AA

06/2017

5/2012, 11/2012, 6/2013, 6/2014, 8/2014, 1/2015, 9/2015, 3/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017

AA,AA-,A+ (2)

H

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

06/2017

6/2014, 8/2014, 1/2015, 9/2015, 3/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017

A+ (2)

I

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

06/2017

6/2014, 8/2014, 1/2015, 9/2015, 3/2016, 08/2016, 06/2017

A+ (2)

J

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

06/2017

08/2016, 06/2017

A+ (2)

K

S&P Maalot

A+

A+

A+

06/2017

08/2016, 06/2017

A+ (2)

(1)

In June 2017, S&P Maalot affirmed the Company's rating of "ilA+/stable".

(2)

In May 2012, S&P Maalot updated the Company's rating from an "ilAA/negative" to an "ilAA-/negative". In November 2012, S&P Maalot affirmed the Company's rating of "ilAA-/negative". In June 2013, S&P Maalot updated the Company's rating from an "ilAA-/negative" to an "ilA+/stable". In June 2014, August 2014, January 2015, September 2015, March 2016, August 2016 and June 2017, S&P Maalot affirmed the Company's rating of "ilA+/stable". For details regarding the rating of the debentures see the S&P Maalot report dated June 1, 2017.



*

A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities. Ratings may be subject to suspension, revision or withdrawal at any time, and each rating should be evaluated independently of any other rating.


Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Summary of Financial Undertakings (according to repayment dates) as of September 30, 2017

a. Debentures issued to the public by the Company and held by the public, excluding such debentures held by the Company's parent company, by a controlling shareholder, by companies controlled by them, or by companies controlled by the Company, based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest
payments
(without
deduction of
tax)

ILS linked
to CPI

ILS not
linked to
CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

331,915

222,317

-

-

-

101,159

Second year

331,915

165,514

-

-

-

77,589

Third year

331,915

80,310

-

-

-

58,983

Fourth year

166,114

157,527

-

-

-

48,386

Fifth year and on

539,031

705,266

-

-

-

100,013

Total

1,700,891

1,330,934

-

-

-

386,130

b. Private debentures and other non-bank credit, excluding such debentures held by the Company's parent company, by a controlling shareholder, by companies controlled by them, or by companies controlled by the Company, based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest
payments
(without
deduction of
tax)

ILS linked
to CPI

ILS not
linked to
CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

-

50,000

-

-

-

19,400

Second year

-

100,000

-

-

-

17,100

Third year

-

100,000

-

-

-

12,267

Fourth year

-

100,000

-

-

-

7,390

Fifth year and on

-

50,000

-

-

-

2,550

Total

-

400,000

-

-

-

58,707

c. Credit from banks in Israel based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest
payments
(without
deduction of
tax)

ILS linked
to CPI

ILS not
linked to
CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

-

28,000

-

-

-

6,860

Second year

-

28,000

-

-

-

5,488

Third year

-

28,000

-

-

-

4,122

Fourth year

-

28,000

-

-

-

2,740

Fifth year and on

-

28,000

-

-

-

1,372

Total

-

140,000

-

-

-

20,582

d. Credit from banks abroad based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS) - None.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Summary of Financial Undertakings (according to repayment dates) as of September 30, 2017 (cont.)

e. Total of sections a - d above, total credit from banks, non-bank credit and debentures based on the Company's "Solo" financial data (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest
payments
(without
deduction of
tax)

ILS linked
to CPI

ILS not
linked to
CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

331,915

300,317

-

-

-

127,419

Second year

331,915

293,514

-

-

-

100,177

Third year

331,915

208,310

-

-

-

75,371

Fourth year

166,114

285,527

-

-

-

58,516

Fifth year and on

539,031

783,266

-

-

-

103,935

Total

1,700,891

1,870,934

-

-

-

465,419

f. Out of the balance sheet Credit exposure based on the Company's "Solo" financial data - None.

g. Out of the balance sheet Credit exposure of all the Company's consolidated companies, excluding companies that are reporting corporations and excluding the Company's data presented in section f above (in thousand NIS) - None.

h. Total balances of the credit from banks, non-bank credit and debentures of all the consolidated companies, excluding companies that are reporting corporations and excluding Company's data presented in sections a - d above (in thousand NIS) - None.

i. Total balances of credit granted to the Company by the parent company or a controlling shareholder and balances of debentures offered by the Company held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder (in thousand NIS) - None.

j. Total balances of credit granted to the Company by companies held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder, which are not controlled by the Company, and balances of debentures offered by the Company held by companies held by the parent company or the controlling shareholder, which are not controlled by the Company (in thousand NIS).


Principal payments

Gross interest
payments
(without
deduction of
tax)

ILS linked
to CPI

ILS not
linked to
CPI

Euro

Dollar

Other

First year

1,297

683

-

-

-

430

Second year

1,297

446

-

-

-

354

Third year

1,297

91

-

-

-

300

Fourth year

1,316

630

-

-

-

269

Fifth year and on

4,565

3,355

-

-

-

605

Total

9,771

5,205

-

-

-

1,957

k. Total balances of credit granted to the Company by consolidated companies and balances of debentures offered by the Company held by the consolidated companies (in thousand NIS) - None.

Company Contact

Shlomi Fruhling

Chief Financial Officer

investors@cellcom.co.il

Tel: +972-52-998-9735

Investor Relations Contact

Ehud Helft

GK Investor & Public Relations

cellcom@GKIR.com

Tel: +1-617-418-3096

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SOURCE Cellcom Israel Ltd.