Ampal-American Israel Corporation - (NASDAQ:AMPL) announced today that it has published a prospectus in Israel for an Israeli-only public offering of its Series C debentures in an aggregate amount of 145 million New Israeli Shekels (approximately 38 million US dollars) which will only be listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The debentures provide that principal will be repaid in 6 annual installments starting on September 7, 2014, and interest will be paid in semi-annual installments starting on September 7, 2011. The offering is being made to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The offering was rated A3 (with a negative outlook) by Midroog Ltd. (an affiliate of Moody's Investors Service) which will also apply to a possible increase in size of the offering to an aggregate of 170 million New Israeli Shekels (approximately 44.5 million US dollars).
The debentures have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to United States persons without registration unless an exemption from such registration is available. This notice does not constitute an offer to sell the debentures nor is it a solicitation for an offer to purchase the debentures. Further, this press release shall not constitute any offer, solicitation or sale of any debentures in any jurisdiction in which such offering sold would be unlawful.
There is no assurance that the offering of debentures will be completed.
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