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PTNR Partner Communications

Participants
Gideon Koch Investor Relations
Isaac Benbenisti Chief Executive Officer
Tamir Amar Chief Financial Officer
Chris Reimer Barclays
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Partner Communications Third Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call. All participants are at present in a listen-only mode [Operator Instructions].

Following management’s formal presentation, instructions will be given for the question-and-answer session.

As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. to call like to now would turn over the Mr. I Koch. Gideon Mr. go Koch, please ahead.

Gideon Koch

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Isaac Benbenisti

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Tamir Amar

Isaac. and call. you, our Good welcome to conference earnings day, Thank everyone

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Operator

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Chris Reimer

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Isaac Benbenisti

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Chris Reimer

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Isaac Benbenisti

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Chris Reimer

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Operator

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Isaac Benbenisti

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Operator

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