TEL-AVIV, Israel, Sept. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gazit-Globe (NYSE:TSX) (TASE:GZT), one of the world's leading multi-national real estate companies focused on the acquisition, development and redevelopment of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in major urban markets, announced today a private placement of shares and warrants convertible into shares for approximately US$ 32 million and up to a total of approximately US$ 94 million, assuming the full exercise of the warrants.
As part of the offering, the company will issue 2.4 million shares at US$ 13.25 per share, for US$ 31.8 million, of which 1,700,000 shares will be issued to a third-party institutional investor and 700,000 shares will be issued to Norstar Holdings, the company's largest shareholder.
In addition, the company will issue 4,800,000 warrants at an exercise price of US$ 13.00 per share, of which 3,400,000 warrants will be issued to the third-party institutional investor and1,400,000 warrants will be issued to Norstar Holdings. The exercise period for the warrants will be until December 29, 2014. The additional funds received by the company, assuming the full exercise of the warrants, will be US$ 62.4 million.
The closing of the private placement is subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and includes other conditions as disclosed in the company's public disclosures.
Gazit-Globe is one of the largest owners, developers and operators of predominantly supermarket-anchored shopping centers in major urban markets around the world. Gazit-Globe is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GZT), the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:GZT) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE:GZT) and is included in the TA-25 and Real-Estate 15 indices in Israel. Gazit-Globe owns and operates 561 properties in more than 20 countries, with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.6 million square meters and a total value of approximately US$ 22 billion.
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