Ampal-American Israel Corporation - (NASDAQ:AMPL) announced that it has successfully completed the institutional stage of its previously announced note offering in Israel. The interest rate on the notes will be determined during the public phase of the offering, but will not exceed 6.95% per annum. The notes are linked to the Israeli consumer price index. Ampal decided to increase the total offering (institutional and public) to 170 million NIS (approximately $45 million). Ampal plans to provide additional details regarding the public phase of the offering in Israel as soon as such details are available. As previously reported, Midroog Ltd. (an affiliate of Moody's Investors Service) granted a rating of A3 (with a negative outlook) to the note offering up to an amount of 170 million NIS (approximately $45 million). The debt offering is made solely to certain non-U.S. institutional investors in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. securities laws, or any state securities laws, 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 notes nor is it a solicitation for an offer to purchase the notes. Further, this press release shall not constitute any offer, solicitation or sale of any of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offering sold would be unlawful. About Ampal: Ampal and its subsidiaries acquire interests primarily in businesses located in the State of Israel or that are Israel-related. Ampal is seeking opportunistic situations in a variety of industries, with a focus on energy, chemicals, communications and related sectors. Ampal’s goal is to develop or acquire majority interests in businesses that are profitable and generate significant free cash flow that Ampal can control. For more information about Ampal please visit our web site at www.ampal.com. Safe Harbor Statement Certain information in this press release includes forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) and information relating to Ampal that are based on the beliefs of management of Ampal as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the management of Ampal. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," and similar expressions as they relate to Ampal or Ampal's management, identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of Ampal with respect to future events or future financial performance of Ampal, the outcome of which is subject to certain risks and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including among others, the economic and political conditions in Israel, the Middle East, including the situation in Iraq, and the global business and economic conditions in the different sectors and markets where Ampal's portfolio companies operate. Should any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcome may vary from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or planned. Subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Ampal or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements in this paragraph. Please refer to the Ampal's annual, quarterly and periodic reports on file with the SEC for a more detailed discussion of these and other risks that could cause results to differ materially. Ampal assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.