At its meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2017, the board of directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) approved to launch stock options of the telecommunications companies, Partner Communications and Cellcom Israel. The options are to be launched following requests received from market participants and as part of TASE's plans to expand the variety of options traded on TASE, and its intension to diversify investment opportunities.
Stock options trading was launched at TASE in 2009. At present, options of all the shares included in the TA-25 index (excluding Avner) are traded on TASE. In 2016, the daily turnover of stock options trading amounted to approximately 4,000 options.
The exact launching date of the new options will be announced in a separate notice.