Elbit Systems Gets Green Light for IMI Systems Acquisition


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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that the agreements reached between Elbit Systems and the Israeli Government for the acquisition of IMI Systems Ltd. ("IMI"), were approved by the Committee for the Tender of the Sale of State Shares and by the Board of Directors of the Company. The purchase price will be approximately $495 million (NIS 1.8 billion), with an additional payment of approximately $27 million (NIS 100 million) contingent upon IMI meeting certain performance goals.

Completion of the transaction is subject to the signing of the relevant documents and the receipt of the remaining applicable governmental approvals, including the approval of the Head of the Israeli Antitrust Authority.

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO, commented: "IMI Systems capabilities and technologies are synergetic to Elbit Systems, making this acquisition significant to our long-term growth strategy. We look forward to completing the transaction, which will enable us to offer an enhanced portfolio to both the Israeli and global markets. Elbit Systems has a proven track record of successfully performing major acquisitions, and we are confident that this acquisition will be beneficial for Israel's economy as well as for both companies' employees and customers."

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

About IMI Systems

IMI Systems Ltd is a globally recognized defense systems house, specializing in the development and manufacturing of comprehensive combat-proven solutions and technologies for the land, air, naval and cyber and homeland security (HLS) requirements of the modern battlefield. More than 8 decades of experience in the defense market bestow IMI Systems' reputation as a preferred and highly appreciated defense systems manufacturer in the areas of various precision munitions, Combat mobility, survivability and protection systems, armor solutions and HLS and Crisis management. IMI Systems' unique combination of capabilities enables its customers and business partners to enjoy the benefit of high standards, uncompromising quality solutions while facilitating their abilities to successfully cope with the demanding challenges of the future battlefield.

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