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ECI Telecom Appoints COO

ECI Telecom appoints Avi Cohen, former KLA Tencor executive as chief operating officer

August 21, 2006

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL) announced today the appointment of Avi Cohen as Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to ECI's President and CEO, Rafi Maor.

Cohen brings to ECI over 25 years of business management experience in high technology firms. Prior to joining the company, Cohen spent more than eleven years at KLA-Tencor Corporation (S&P 500 company) including 7 years as President of KLA-Tencor Israel. Based in the US over the past 4 years, his most recent position was Group Vice President, Corporate Officer and Member of the Executive Management Committee. During his tenure, Cohen successfully led the creation of the global Metrology Group at KLA-Tencor while driving revenue and market share three-fold. Cohen holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University.

Rafi Maor, President and CEO of ECI Telecom said, "I am very excited to welcome Avi to ECI's global executive management team. I am certain that his vast experience as a leader in a major global company managing different skills over several geographies with different cultures, coupled with his excellent business management skills, will become key components in driving ECI as a true global company to its future success."

Commenting on his appointment, Avi Cohen said, "I am extremely pleased to join ECI Telecom, a leading global innovative player in the exciting telecom market. I look forward to joining ECI's executive management team and having the opportunity to drive cross-organizational synergies and operational excellence amongst ECI's three Divisions and other operational units across the globe."

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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