Elbit Imaging Announces Tax Settlement
TEL AVIV, Israel, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("EI" or the "Company") (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) announced today that the Company and its subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with the Israeli Tax Authority with regards to corporate income tax assessments received for the years 2004-2009 (the "Settlement"). The Settlement generally provides that the Company and its subsidiaries: (i) will pay taxes in the aggregate amount of NIS 8 million (approximately $2.2); (ii) the Company's capital and business losses carry forward for tax purposes as of December 31,2009 will amount to approximately NIS 306 million (approximately $85.7); and (iii) the Company will capitalize expenses of NIS 450 million (approximately $126). For further information with regards to the tax assessment, please see Note 23 B (5) of our Annual Consolidated Financial Statements as of December 31, 2012 filed as Exhibit 99.2 to our Report on Form 6-K filed with the SEC on March 21, 2013.
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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