Elbit Imaging Negotiating Possible Debt Restructuring
TEL AVIV, Israel, February 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("Elbit" or the "Company") (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) announced today, that it is in negotiations with two of its major note-holders (the "Major Noteholders") and Europe Israel (MMS) Ltd ("Europe Israel"), the Company's majority shareholder, with respect to a possible restructuring of the debt of the Company in order to strengthen the Company's financial condition. The terms of a possible restructuring have not yet been agreed to among all the relevant parties, but the currently agreed upon framework of the restructuring includes the following principles: (i) the unsecured debt of the Company would be converted into ordinary shares, in its entirety, (ii) the secured debt of the Company would not be impaired and would continue to be paid in accordance with its terms, (iii) the restructuring may include a cash buy-out of a portion of the notes by the Major Noteholders for the benefit of note holders who may prefer not to convert their notes into shares, (iv) Mr. Zisser would continue to devote substantially all of his business time and effort to the business of the Company and serve as the Company's Chief Executive Officer, on terms to be agreed upon, including the issuance to Europe Israel of warrants to purchase ordinary shares of the Company, at an exercise price which will be determined in correlation with the recovery value of the unsecured debt holders of the Company.
Any restructuring would require the execution of definitive agreements, and be subject to several conditions precedent including the approval of the Tel Aviv District Court pursuant to Sections 350-351 of the Israeli Companies Law, the approval by the requisite majority of the creditors of the Company, any required approvals by the shareholders of the Company, approvals and consents of various third parties, and any other approvals required by law.
To the extent that an agreement in principle is reached, it will be announced by the Company. The Company does not intend to respond to press reports that may be published from time to time about the ongoing discussions about a possible restructuring of the Company.
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, we operate and manage commercial and entertainment centers prior to their sale; (ii) U.S. Real Property - Investment in commercial real property in the United States; (iii) Hotels - Hotel operation and management; (iv) 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; (v) Residential Projects - Initiation, construction and sale of residential projects and other mixed-use real property projects, predominately residential, located primarily in India; (vi) Fashion Apparel - Distribution and marketing of fashion apparel and accessories in Israel; and (vii) Other Activity - venture capital investments.
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