TEL AVIV, Israel, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("EI" or the "Company") (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) announced today that the Company's controlling shareholders, Europe-Israel MMS Ltd. (" Europe Israel") and Mr. Mordechay Zisser, have notified the Company that Bank Hapoalim (the " Bank") has taken legal action to foreclose on its liens on the assets of Europe Israel, including the shares of the Company, securing Europe Israel's obligations under the loan agreement with the Bank. Europe Israel and Mr. Zisser have also notified the Company that they utterly reject the Bank's claims and intend to vigorously defend their rights. 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. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
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