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Elbit Imaging Announces Its Subsidiary, Plaza Centers, Has Completed the Sale of Riga Plaza for €93.4 Million

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. (“EI” or the “Company”) (TASE:EMITF) (NASDAQ:EMITF) announced today, further to the announcement dated May 16, 2016, that Plaza Centers N.V. ("Plaza") (LSE:PLAZ), an indirect subsidiary of the Company, subsidiary, in which Plaza has a 50% stake, has completed the sale of Riga Plaza shopping and entertainment centre in Riga, Latvia, to a global investment fund. As previously stated, the agreement reflects a value for the business of €93.4 million (reflecting 100%), which is in line with the last reported book value.

Following a price adjustment mechanism and costs incurred in respect of the completion of the sale, Plaza will receive €17.8 million in cash after repayment of banks loan (representing Plaza’s share of the sale of the business), with an additional €0.6 million expected to be received within the next 25 months.

In line with Plaza's stated restructuring plan, at least 75% of the net cash will be distributed to Plaza’s bondholders in the fourth quarter of 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) 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.