Aaron Frenkel buys Leumi shares for NIS 930m

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Lender Leumi (TASE:LUMI) very last evening elevated NIS 2.75 billion in a share offering to Israeli and abroad institutions. The providing atteacted demand from customers of about NIS 6 billion, so that the bank, which had originally prepared to raise NIS 2 billion, in the stop elevated NIS 2.75 billion.

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The greatest participant was businessman Aaron Frenkel, who acquired shares for NIS 930 million, supplying him 2.1% of the bank’s equity. Frenkel recently marketed his 37.22% stake in profits manufacturing real estate firm Bayside Land Corp. Ltd. (Gav Yam) (TASE:BYSD1) to Home and Setting up Corp. Ltd. (TASE:PTBL) for NIS 3.026 billion, supplying him a substantial profit of NIS 1.25 billion on the offer and returns of 100%.

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General Leumi issued 91,000.000 new shares representing 6% of the bank’s equity. The featuring was shut at NIS 30.25 for each share, close to the bank’s closing price tag of NIS 30.50 on the TASE yesterday night immediately after the share cost fell 5% yesterday. The share price is at the moment .98% higher right now.

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The share issue is aimed at supporting growing demand from customers for financial loans in the commercial, small business and mortgage loan sectors. Leumi like all Israeli financial institutions is demanded by the Lender of Israel to reinforce its money adequacy ratio, if it wants to enhance the amount of money of financial loans that it extends. This has been partly accomplished by halting the payment of dividends on earnings and shopping for securities and now by elevating capital through share offerings. At the stop of the initially quarter of 2022, Leumi’s money adequacy ratio was 10.8%, only somewhat previously mentioned the Bank of Israel’s need of 10.2%.

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Published by Globes, Israel business information – en.globes.co.il – on June 23, 2022.

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