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Arison Holdings' spokesperson this afternoon retracted earlier statements that

Bank Hapoalim(TASE:


)shareholders would discuss CEO Amiram Sivan¿s successor at their Wednesday meeting. The spokesman stated he had been mistaken when providing the earlier information, and that shareholders will discuss preparations for 2002 and a review of 2001 during the meeting.

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The bank's primary shareholders are the

Dankner Investment (TASE:


), which holds 11% of the bank¿s share capital and Arison Holdings, which holds 20%. These two groups will hold sway over the appointment of a successor for Sivan, when that matter is discussed.