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Ampal Drops to 3-Week Low After Asks to Postpone Debt Payments

December 20, 2011

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Ampal-American Israel Corp. slumped to the lowest in three weeks in Tel Aviv trading after saying it would meet with debt holders to discuss a two-year postponement on the principal payment of some bonds.

The shares of Ampal, the owner of a 12.5 percent stake in the company that exports gas from Egypt to Israel, declined 6 percent to 1.27 shekels at 11:16 a.m. in Tel Aviv, the lowest intraday level since Nov. 28.

Ampal will discuss a 24-month postponement of the principal payments on the series A, B and C debentures that are listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the company said toward the end of yesterday’s trading session.

--Editors: Claudia Maedler, Tim Farrand

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