TEL AVIV, Israel, May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. (“EI” or the “Company”) (TASE:EMITF) (NASDAQ:EMITF) announced today, that Plaza Centers N.V. ("Plaza") (LSE:PLAZ), an indirect subsidiary of the Company, has announced that one of its subsidiaries, in which Plaza has a 50% stake, has entered into a business sale agreement with respect to the sale of Riga Plaza shopping and entertainment centre in Riga, Latvia, to a global investment fund. The agreement reflects a value for the business of approximately €93.4 million which is in line with the last reported book value.
The asset, which is a dominant scheme in the Latvian capital comprising 50,000 sqm of GLA, is the second biggest shopping centre to have been developed by Plaza.
In line with Plaza’s stated restructuring plan, 75% of the net cash proceeds from Plaza’s share of the sale of the business, after the repayment of the bank loan (approximately €55 million, reflecting 100%), will be distributed to Plaza’s bondholders within the quarter following the closing. The closing of the transaction is subject to several conditions precedent, all of which are expected to be fulfilled in the coming months.
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) Hotel - operation and management of the Radisson hotel Complex in Bucharest, Romania. (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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