ECI Telecom names Craig Ehrlich to its board of directors

February 14, 2005

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL - News) today announced the appointment of Craig Ehrlich to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Ehrlich brings his 25 years of international experience in the communications industry to the ECI Board. Mr. Ehrlich is currently Chairman of the GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association representing more than 620 second and third generation network operators and 130 manufacturers and suppliers.

In mid-2003, Ehrlich stepped down as Group Managing Director of SUNDAY Communications Ltd., the GSM mobile phone company he launched in 1996. Under Ehrlich's leadership, SUNDAY was successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and NASDAQ in March 2000, less than three years after its launch in 1997.

Mr. Ehrlich sits on the board of Roamware, a wireless applications company. and is an advisory board member of PGP, a secure messaging and information storage company- both California based.

Mr. Ehrlich is a board member of Philweb, a leading information technology and gaming company. and ISM, which is currently being transformed into a communications and multi-media company- both based in the Philippines.

In Hong Kong, Mr. Ehrlich is a board member of Hutchison Mobile Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and advises the worldwide operations of its 3G and 2G businesses. Ehrlich has been involved in Hong Kong's communications industry since he first settled there in 1987, at which time he joined Hutchison Cablevision as Managing Director. In 1991 Mr. Ehrlich became the Group Operations Director at Hutchison Telecommunications, responsible for the company's operations in 10 countries.

Mr. Ehrlich holds a B.A. degree from the University of California Los Angeles, a Masters degree from Occidental College and a postgraduate fellowship with the Coro Foundation.

Shlomo Dovrat, Chairman of the Board of ECI Telecom, said, "We are delighted to welcome a man of Craig's caliber to ECI's Board of Directors, as we continue to add industry leaders to our already distinguished Board. The cellular industry is a major target market for ECI and we are honored to add the chairman of the most important trade association in the industry to our board. In addition Craig will be able to give us unique perspectives on Asia Pacific, our fastest growing market. We are confident that Craig will be a tremendous resource for the Board and the company, and will assist ECI's growth strategy."

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Ehrlich said: "I look forward to working with ECI, one of the leading edge and innovative companies in the telecom equipment sector. ECI has demonstrated consistent responsiveness to its customers and the ability to understand and anticipate the needs of carriers. I am delighted to have the opportunity to join ECI's Board and contribute towards ECI's future success."

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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