Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces INSIGHTEC's Options and RSU Grant to Its Chairman and CEO

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. (TASE:EMITF) (NASDAQ:EMITF) ("Elbit" or the "Company") announced today that it was informed by INSIGHTEC Ltd. ("INSIGHTEC"), that INSIGHTEC has approved by its general meeting further to the approval of its board of directors the following grant to INSIGHTEC's CEO and Chairman, Dr. Maurice R. Ferré:

  1. 7,114,096 options to purchase Ordinary Shares of INSIGHTEC that represent 4.3% of INSIGHTEC's share capital (on a fully diluted basis). The exercise price per share shall be $12.57, which represents value of approximately $2,000,000,000 to INSIGHTEC. 50% of the options shall be vested, by equal parts, on January 1, 2017 and 2018. 25% of the options shall be vested upon predefined goals achievement and 25% of the options shall be vested upon the occurrence of IPO or sell of INSIGHTEC. The fair value of this grant under the Black and Scholes model is approximately $80,000.
  2. 180,000 restricted shares units ("RSU") that represent 0.1% of INSIGHTEC's share capital (on a fully diluted basis). The RSUs shall be vested upon the occurrence of IPO or sell of INSIGHTEC that will take place before June 30, 2016.

The Company holds approximately 89.9% of the share capital of Elbit Medical Technologies Ltd. (TASE:EMTC-M) (86.2% on a fully diluted basis) which, in turn, holds approximately 31.6% of the share capital in INSIGHTEC (25.8% on a fully diluted basis).

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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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

Source:Elbit Imaging Ltd.