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Internet Gold Announced that the Company Submitted to the Tel Aviv-Jaffa District Court a Petition to Approve an Arrangement Proposal Regarding Searchlight Transaction Pursuant to Section 350 of the Israeli Companies Law

Ramat Gan, Israel, July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Gold - Golden Lines Ltd. (the “Company” or “Internet Gold”) (NASDAQ Global Select Market and TASE: IGLD) today announced that further to the Company's previous announcement dated June 24, 2019 with respect of signing of the definitive agreement for the ‘Searchlight Transaction’ by the parties thereto – the Company, B Communications Ltd. (“BComm”), Searchlight II BZQ, L.P. (“Searchlight SPC”) and T.N.R. Investments Ltd. (“Fuhrer SPC” and together with Searchlight SPC, the “Purchasers”), the Company has today submitted to the Tel Aviv-Jaffa District Court, a petition pursuant to Section 350(a) of the Israeli Companies Law requesting the court to issue an order to convene meetings of the Company's creditors and shareholders. The agenda for the meeting will include an approval of the Searchlight transaction documents. To the Company’s knowledge, BComm has submitted a similar petition.

In addition, the Purchasers have updated the Company that they have filed a request to obtain a control permit in Bezeq – the Israel Telecommunications Corporation Limited, as required under the agreements.

As previously indicated, the share purchase agreement includes certain conditions to closing, including the receipt of a court approval, the issuance of a control permit to the Purchasers from the Ministry of Communications, antitrust approvals, absence of material adverse effect, designation of board members on behalf of the Purchasers on the boards of directors of BComm and Bezeq, and minimum liquidity and maximum indebtedness of BComm upon Closing.

There is no certainty that the transaction will be consummated.

As previously announced, if the transaction is consummated, the Company will not be able to fully pay its debts, and the Company intends to initiate a creditors’ arrangement which will be submitted to the applicable Israeli court pursuant to Section 350 of the Israeli Companies Law. The Company anticipates that pursuant to such arrangement, the existing shares of the Company will be nullified and that the creditors of the Company will receive, inter alia, 100% of the shares of the Company. 


This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. We will not make any public offering of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

About Internet Gold

Internet Gold is a telecommunications-oriented holding company whose principal asset is a 51.95% stake in B Communications Ltd., the owner of 26.34% of outstanding shares of Bezeq The Israel Telecommunication Corporation Limited, the leading communications group in Israel. For more information, please visit the following Internet sites:


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the industry, changes in the regulatory and legal compliance environments, the failure to manage growth and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.  These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.

There is no certainty that the Transaction will be consummated.

For further information, please contact:

Yuval Snir– IR Manager

yuval@igld.com / Tel: +972-3-924-0000