Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading Israeli communications operator, announces that further to the Company’s reports with respect to the examination of new potential growth engines, among others, in the fintech and finance industries and as part of its preparation for entry into the financial services sector, Partner published today an invitation to receive offers from credit card companies for the provision of services and the establishment of a customer club offering a range of financial products based on nonbank credit card.
In the invitation sent to the credit companies operating in Israel, Partner seeks to receive offers for the provision of services from one credit card company, noting that the customer club will be based on an infrastructure of an international credit card company (Visa or MasterCard) and/or an international private label (American Express or Diners).
This step is the first in a series of steps that the Company is working on as part of its activity formed under the name Partner Finance.
Mr. Isaac Benbenisti, CEO of Partner noted: “The expansion of Partner’s activity into the financial sector is a first for a communications company in Israel. We are starting today a significant journey and just as we knew how to initiate a change in the multi-channel television market and in the area of internet services over fiber optic infrastructure, I am certain that we will be able to expand the competition in the financial sector and bring real value to customers and investors.
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This operation, as part of the formed operation Partner Finance, will benefit from the advanced technological capabilities of the Partner Group, using the development resources and know-how of our Information Technology division. After an in-depth process that included the examination of similar models in the world and working with start-up companies active in the field of fintech, we are now beginning the next stage of our entry into the finance world.”
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “estimate”, believe, anticipate, expect, intend, seek, will, plan, could, may, project, goal, target and similar expressions often identify forward-looking statements but are not the only way we identify these statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current knowledge and our present beliefs and projections regarding possible future events. These forward-looking statements include the Company’s preparation to enter the financial services sector for the launch of a nonbank credit card, receipt of offers for the provision of services and the establishment of a customer club offering a range of financial products based on nonbank credit card based on an infrastructure of an international credit card company and/or an international private label and the expectation for the expansion of the competition in the financial sector in addition to the expectation to bring real value to customers and investors. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Partner and its operations, including the Company’s ability to actualize its intentions and aspirations in the financial sector in current and future market and regulatory conditions, subject to possible economic, regulatory, legal and other developments. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and future developments, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release might not occur, and actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated. The Company’s invitation to receive offers does not bind the Company to accept any of the offers it may receive, in full or in part. The Company may under its sole consideration accept or decline any of the offers that will be submitted. The provisions of the tender laws shall in no way apply to the Company’s invitation to receive offers and to the negotiations that will be held with any bidder and/or the method of selecting the bidders. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About Partner Communications
Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a leading Israeli provider of telecommunications services (cellular, fixed-line telephony, internet services and television services). Partners ADSs are quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market„¢ and its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR).
For more information about Partner, see: http://www.partner.co.il/en/Investors-Relations/lobby
Chief Financial Officer
Liat Glazer Shaft
Head of Investor Relations and Corporate
E-mail: [email protected]