Elbit Imaging Announces Court Decision to Suspend the Request on Behalf of the Trustees of Series B Notes for Liquidation and to Convene Meetings of Unsecured Creditors Within 14 Days on the Plan of Arrangement
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("EI" or the "Company") (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) announced today, further to the Company's announcements on April 4, 2013 and May 8, 2013, that the Tel Aviv District Court suspended the liquidation request of the trustees of the Company's Series B Notes.
In addition, the Court ordered that meetings of the Company's unsecured financial creditors for the approval of proposed restructuring of the Company's Unsecured Financial Debt (as defined below) pursuant to a plan of arrangement under Section 350 of the Israeli Companies Law, 5759-1999 ("Section 350") be convened by July 18, 2013, with the preliminary meetings being held by July 16, 2013.
According to the Court's ruling, at the meetings, the creditors will be asked to vote upon the adjusted plan of arrangement announced by the Company on May 9, 2013 (the "Arrangement"). In addition the Court ruled that in principle, it sees no harm, if while voting for or against the Arrangement, the creditors will be able to vote upon the principles of a proposal prepared by some of the representatives of the Company's outstanding Series C, D, E, F and 1 notes, which was filed with the Court (the "Representatives' Proposal"). Nevertheless, the Court clearly indicated that if the Arrangement is approved by the requisite majority of creditors pursuant to Section 350, then the approval of the Representatives' Proposal, even by a higher majority of creditors, would not prevent the approval of the Arrangement by the Court. However, in the event that there will be a doubt whether the Arrangement was duly approved and the Representatives' Proposal is supported by the requisite majority of creditors, then even if the creditors may not force the Company to go back to its formal proposal, the Representatives' Proposal may serve as an indication for an acceptable alternative arrangement, and in such case the Company will have to reconsider whether to pursue that solution or take the risk that a failure to agree on the alternative arrangement might lead to liquidation.
About Elbit Imaging Ltd.
Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) Commercial and Entertainment Centers - Initiation, construction and sale of shopping and entertainment centers and other mixed-use real property projects, predominantly in the retail sector, located in Central and Eastern Europe and in India, primarily through its subsidiary Plaza Centers N.V. In certain circumstances and depending on market conditions, the Company operate and manage commercial and entertainment centers prior to their sale; (ii) Hotels - Hotel operation and management; (iii) Medical Industries - (a) research and development, production and marketing of magnetic resonance imaging guided focused ultrasound treatment equipment and (b) development of stem cell population expansion technologies and stem cell therapy products for transplantation and regenerative medicine; (iv) Residential Projects - Initiation, construction and sale of residential projects and other mixed-use real property projects, predominately residential, located primarily in India; and (v) Fashion Apparel - Distribution and marketing of fashion apparel and accessories in Israel.
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