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MIDROOG LTD., AN AFFILIATE OF MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICES, RATES POTENTIAL NEW DEBT AND RATIFIED RATING OF ELBIT IMAGING NOTES

Mar 06, 2011 (07:03 AM EST)
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TEL AVIV, Israel, March 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: EMITF) ("Elbit") announced today that Midroog Ltd., an affiliate of Moody's Investors Services, has ratified its rating of "A2/Negative", on a local scale, for all of Elbit's outstanding notes. In addition, the above mentioned credit rating was also ratified for expansion of existing debt of par value NIS 120 million. Elbit is examining the possibility of a future debt offering, but there is no certainty that any such debt offering will be executed.

Any future debt offering, if made, will be executed in Israel to residents of Israel only. Any debt instruments that may be offered will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from U.S. registration requirements.

About Elbit Imaging Ltd.

Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) Commercial and Entertainment Centers - Initiation, construction and sale of shopping and entertainment centers and other mixed-use real property projects, predominantly in the retail sector, located in Central and Eastern Europe and in India; (ii) U.S. Real Property - Investment in commercial real property in the United States; (iii) Hotels - Hotel operation and management, primarily in major European cities; (iv) Medical Industries - (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; (v) Residential Projects - Initiation, construction and sale of residential projects and other mixed-use real property projects, predominately residential, located primarily in India and in Eastern Europe; (vi) Fashion Apparel - distribution and marketing of fashion apparel and accessories in Israel; and (vii) Other Activities - (a) venture capital investments; and (b) investments in hospitals and farm and dairy plants in India.

Any forward-looking statements in our releases include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Elbit Imaging Ltd. and our management about our business, financial condition, results of operations, and its relationship with its employees and the condition of our properties. Words such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors including, without limitation, the factors set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, Item 3.D of our annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, under the caption "Risk Factors." In addition, a potential offering would be subject to risks facing any public offering, including without limitation, general economic conditions, the conditions of the capital markets, the interest level of investment banks and investors in the offering and the performance of our businesses. Any forward-looking statements contained in our releases speak only as of the date of such release, and we caution existing and prospective investors not to place undue reliance on such statements. Such forward-looking statements do not purport to be predictions of future events or circumstances, and therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward- looking statement contained our releases will prove to be accurate. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

    For Further Information:

    Company Contact:
    Dudi Machluf
    Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO)
    Tel: +972-3-608-6024
    dudim@elbitimaging.com

    Investor Contact:
    Mor Dagan
    Investor Relations
    Tel: +972-3-516-7620
    mor@km-ir.co.il

SOURCE Elbit Imaging Ltd.