TEL AVIV, Israel, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: EMITF) (" EI" or the " Company") today announced that Elbit Imaging Financing Services, Limited Partnership (" Elbit Financing"), a partnership owned and controlled by the Company, had entered into a NIS 75 million bond structured transaction with a leading global financial institution (the " Transaction" and the " Counterparty" respectively), pursuant to which, Elbit Financing has purchased a NIS denominated zero-coupon credit linked note, maturing on 2 October 2013 (the " CLN") from the Counterparty or its affiliate. The CLN references a portfolio of the Company's bonds (having a market value of NIS 75 million) (the " Bond Portfolio"). The Bond Portfolio was purchased by Elbit Financing under the Company's bond repurchase program that was announced on May 23, 2011 and in the framework of the Transaction, it has sold the Bond Portfolio to the Counterparty. In consideration, the Counterparty has paid to Elbit Financing, the market value of the Bond Portfolio and arranged for the issuance of the CLN, at an issue price of NIS 37.5 million.
During the term of the CLN, all the proceeds derived from the Bond Portfolio (principal and interest) shall be retained by the Counterparty. At maturity of the CLN, subject to no early termination event having occurred, the CLN shall be redeemed by delivery to Elbit Financing (as noteholder) of the remaining, unamortised portion of the Bond Portfolio.
Under the terms of the CLN, an early termination of the CLN can occur due to certain occurrences, such as, inter alia a trigger event (which is linked to the decrease in the market value of the Bond Portfolio below a pre-defined threshold level) or standard credit events linked to a default by the Company on any of its bonds obligations. Upon the occurrence of such an early termination event, the CLN shall be redeemed by payment to Elbit Financing (as the noteholder) of a cash settlement amount derived from the then prevailing bid price of the Bond Portfolio which, in certain circumstances, may be equal to zero. In the case of a trigger event which is linked to the decrease in the market value of the Bond Portfolio below a pre-defined threshold level, Elbit Financing or its affiliates may provide such a bid price for the purchase of the Bond Portfolio.About Elbit Imaging Ltd.