ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Pointer Telocation Ltd. (Nasdaq Capital Market: PNTR) - a leading developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM), announced today that the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has approved the listing of the ordinary shares of Pointer and trading is expected to begin on or about April 4, 2016 under the ticker symbol PNTR. No new shares are to be issued in connection with the admission to trading on the TASE. Pointer's shares will continue to remain listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market, subject to the rules and regulations of the Nasdaq Capital Market applicable to listed companies.
The dual listing is a required step as part of Pointer's previously announced re-organization, which includes the planned distribution to Pointer shareholders, as a dividend in kind, of its shares in its subsidiary, Shagrir Group Vehicle Services Ltd. ("Shagrir"). The distribution of the Shagrir shares is expected to take place after the Shagrir shares are registered for trade on the TASE, which is anticipated in May 2016. Pointer will issue a further press release once the record date for the distribution has been determined.
Once distributed, the Shagrir shares will be listed only on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. As a result, only those Pointer shareholders that hold Pointer shares in either an Israeli account, or in a foreign account which is able to take delivery of TASE-only listed shares will be able to receive the Shagrir shares upon their distribution. All other Shagrir shares will be held in an escrow account pending proper delivery and settlement instructions. Settlement and delivery instructions, along with a description of withholding taxes (where applicable), will be sent to shareholders prior to the record date.
"I am very pleased that our shares have been approved for listing on the TASE and that our Board of Directors has approved the distribution of the Shagrir shares to our shareholders. This distribution will provide our shareholders with ownership in two focused companies, enabling the opportunity to value our roadside assistance and mobile resource management businesses independently. We believe this distribution will create long-term shareholder value," said David David Mahlab, chief executive officer of Pointer.
About Pointer Telocation
Pointer Telocation is a leading provider of technology and services to the automotive and insurance industries, offering a set of services including Road Side Assistance, Fleet Management and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Pointer has a growing list of customers and products installed in 50 countries. Cellocator, a Pointer Products Division, is a leading AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) solutions provider for stolen vehicle retrieval, fleet management, car & driver safety, public safety, vehicle security and more.
Pointer Telocation's top management and the development center are located in the Afek Industrial Area of Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel.
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Zvi Fried, V.P. and Chief Financial Officer
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SOURCE Pointer Telocation Ltd