NETANYA, Israel, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcom Israel Ltd. (CEL) (CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced today that the Israeli Tax Authority issued a best judgment assessment for 2014 to the Company, generally due to timing differences. According to the assessment, if the Company's claims are rejected, the Company will be required to pay additional income tax in relation to the year 2014, in an amount of approximately NIS 56 million (including interest and Israeli CPI differences).
The Company disputes the Israeli Tax Authority's position and believes, including based on consultation with its external advisors, that it has strong arguments, and intends to object the assessment. The Company believes that such assessment shall not have a material effect on the Company's financial statements.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is a leading Israeli communications group, providing a wide range of communications services. Cellcom Israel is the largest Israeli cellular provider, providing its approximately 2.825 million cellular subscribers (as at September 30, 2018) with a broad range of services including cellular telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad, text and multimedia messaging, advanced cellular content and data services and other value-added 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. Cellcom Israel further provides OTT TV services, Internet infrastructure and connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone services in Israel. 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.