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Immediate Report - Motion to Certify a Class Action

August 22, 2021

Immediate Report - Motion to Certify a Class Action

An immediate report is hereby issued that on August 19, 2021, the Company received a claim, together with a motion to certify the claim as a class action, which was filed with the Tel Aviv District Court. The motion was filed by a customer of the Company, arguing that during the Covid-19 pandemic the Company charged its telephony customers amounts exceeding that set and approved by the Ministry of Communications under arrangements established due to the increase in use of fixed line phones during the Covid-19 pandemic, which were in force for two periods (March 1, 2020 through June 14, 2020 and September 21, 2020 through June 30, 2021).

Pursuant to the motion, the plaintiff group is to include "all Bezeq fixed line telephony customers who were charged excess amounts in violation of the binding arrangements prescribed during the Covid-19 pandemic, by the Minister of Communications". According to the Applicant, the size of the group is over one million of the Company’s fixed line telephony subscribers (subscribers who use alternative payment packages). The aggregate amount of damages caused to all members of the group could not be assessed, but is estimated to exceed NIS 2.5 million.

The Company is currently studying the claim and is unable, at this stage, to assess the chances of it succeeding.

Yours sincerely,

“Bezeq” The Israel Telecommunication Corp Limited

The above information constitutes a translation of the Immediate Report published by the Company. The Hebrew version was submitted by the Company to the relevant authorities pursuant to Israeli law, and represents the binding version and the only one having legal effect. This translation was prepared for convenience purposes only.

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