Elbit boasts an impressive list of projects in the pipeline, both in Central and Eastern Europe (including mega-projects such as the "Casa Radio" Project in Bucharest and the "Dream Island" project in Budapest), as well as on the Indian sub-continent, such as the large residential project in Bangalore recently announced, and the project in Chennai. Management is confident that these projects will also generate high profits in the years to come.
During 2007, we have sold the Arena Plaza Shopping and Entertainment Center in Budapest in consideration for euro 381 million. The Arena Plaza is a high quality facility, and the largest of its kind in Hungary and indeed in the entire east European region, which was fully leased up at opening. Additionally, our hotels continue to show improved results and profitability, and during the course of 2008 we will be opening a new hotel in Bucharest, which will be our flagship facility in the hotel sector.
I am also pleased by management's decision to accelerate the development of new applications by InSightec. While this process is reflected in high R&D costs in the Company's profit and loss account, in the long run it is anticipated that these new developments will generate significant fruits in the future.
The Company has substantial cash reserves of approximately NIS 4
million available to it, which at this point in time in the capital markets
constitutes a very significant advantage, and will assist the Company in
taking advantage of commercial opportunities which we anticipate will be
encountered in the months and years to come. The Company will make every
endeavor to make prudent use of these cash reserves in order to attai
|SOURCE Elbit Imaging Ltd.|
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