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IDB COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS JULY INCREASES IN INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE MINUTES

 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- IDB Communications Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IDBX) today reported strong sequential and annual outbound minute growth during July in its international public-switched long distance telephone unit, IDB WORLDCOM.
 "Going into the second half of 1993, we continue to see strong growth in our public-switched long distance telephone business," stated Edward R. Cheramy, IDB president. "For July 1993, IDB WORLDCOM posted an annualized run-rate of 142.2 million minutes of international outbound traffic, up 212 percent compared with the 45.6 million minutes recorded during July 1992. Sequentially, outbound minutes in July 1993 grew 10.7 percent over the 128.4 million minute run-rate recorded in June 1993. Since Dec. 31, 1992, we have increased our run-rate by 103 percent.
 "Of this increase in long distance traffic, roughly 95 percent are calls going into over 100 countries including the United Kingdom, Japan, Argentina, France, Spain, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, and the Dominican Republic, while the remaining five percent of the minutes are currently going into Moscow and the Commonwealth of Independent States," added Cheramy.
 IDB Communications Group Inc. is a global telecommunications company that operates a domestic and international communications network providing its customers with radio and television transmission services, international private-line and long-distance telephone services, facsimile and data connections, mobile satellite communications capabilities and the design and integration of satellite networks worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Carroll of IDB WORLDCOM, 212-478-6210; or Ken Dennard, 415-296-7383, or Miriam Adler, 212-850-5600, both of Morgen- Walke Associates for IDB/
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