Tshuva bows to pressure on Delek Real Estate

Delek Real Estate's controlling shareholder is prepared to inject more capital into the company as part of a debt settlement.

By ADI BEN-ISRAEL, ERAN PEER
December 1, 2011 23:22
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YITZHAK TSHUVA

YITZHAK TSHUVA. (photo credit: Avi/Wikipedia)

 
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Delek Real Estate Ltd. controlling shareholder Yitzhak Tshuva on Thursday notified the company’s bondholders that he is prepared to inject more capital into the company as part of a debt settlement, on top of the NIS 300 million he has already promised. He did not state how much more money he would inject, but the statement indicates that he has bowed to public pressure.

Tshuva’s proposed debt settlement included a NIS 900m. haircut for Delek Real Estate’s bondholders, who are owed over NIS 2 billion.

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“Over the past few days, I reviewed the structure proposed for Delek Real Estate by Prof. Amir Barnea, and I heard and listened to the criticism,” Tshuva said in the statement. “Over the past three years, I have responded favorably to the company’s requests for financial assistance, in the belief that this would succeed in putting it on a new path. I am still prepared to continue helping the company to get through this period and rebuild it and to improve the structure for it proposed by Prof. Barnea.

“I am prepared to increase the amount of my participation in the settlement structure that will be formulated and inject additional amounts in the company beyond the amounts stated in Barnea’s proposal, as part of a structure agreed to by all the parties.”

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