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IDB COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS MAY INCREASES IN INTERNATIONAL LONG DISTANCE MINUTES

 LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- IDB Communications Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IDBX) today reported strong sequential and annual outbound minute growth during May in its international public-switched long distance telephone unit, IDB WORLDCOM.
 "We continue to see solid growth in our public-switched long distance telephone business," stated Edward R. Cheramy, IDB president. "For May 1993, IDB WORLDCOM posted an annualized run-rate of 118.8 million minutes of international outbound traffic, up 226 percent, compared with the 36.4 million minutes recorded during May 1992. Sequentially, outbound minutes in May 1993 grew 7.7 percent over the 110.3 million minute run-rate recorded in April 1993.
 "Of this increase in long distance traffic, roughly seven percent of the minutes are currently going into Moscow and the Commonwealth of Independent States, while the remaining 91 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," 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, mobile satellite communications capabilities and the design and integration of satellite networks worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Carroll of IDB WORLDCOM, 212-607-2030; or Ken Dennard, 415-296-7383, or Miriam Adler, 212-850-5600, both of Morgen Walke, for IDB/
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