Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces Closing of the First Tranche of the Refinancing of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("Company") (TASE:EMITF) (NASDAQ:EMITF) announced today further to its announcement dated March 10, 2016, that its approximately 98% holding subsidiary, Bucuresti Turism S.A. ("BUTU") has reached the effective date for the drawdown of the first tranche of the loan in the total amount of Euro 85 million ("Tranche A") under the Amended and Restated Facility Agreement between BUTU, as borrower, Raiffeisen Bank International A.G and Raiffeisen Bank S.A., leading international European banks, as lenders and the Company as guarantor.

The amount received by the Company, after the refinance of certain outstanding loans under the original facility agreement, is approximately Euro 24.4 million, out of which an amount of Euro 15 million will be used for the prepayment of the loan to Bank Hapoalim B.M, as per the amendment to the loan agreement with Bank Hapoalim B.M, as the Company announced on March 22, 2016.

About Elbit Imaging Ltd.

Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) Commercial centers - initiation, construction, and sale of commercial centers and other mixed-use property projects, predominantly in the retail sector, located in Central and Eastern Europe. In certain circumstances and depending on market conditions, the Group operates and manages commercial centers prior to their sale. (ii) Hotels - hotels operation and management. (iii) Medical industries and devices - (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. (iv) Plots in India - plots designated for sale initially designated to residential projects.

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For Further Information: Company Contact Ron Hadassi Chairman of the Board of Directors Tel: +972-3-608-6048 Fax: +972-3-608-6050 ron@elbitimaging.com

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