Blue Square - Israel 6-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of September, 2009
BLUE SQUARE - ISRAEL LTD.
(translation of registrant’s name into English)
2 Amal St., Afek Industrial Park, Rosh Ha’ayin 48092, Israel
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 14 , 2009
Blue Square-Israel Ltd.
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
BLUE SQUARE ANNOUNCES IT RECEIVED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ALON ISRAEL OIL COMPANY LTD ("ALON") REGARDING CHANGE OF HOLDINGS IN ALON
ROSH HAAYIN, Israel, September 14, 2009 - Blue Square-Israel Ltd. (NYSE: BSI) (“Blue Square>”) announced today that it is informed by its parent company, Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd. (“Alon>”), as follows:
Bielsol Investmens (1987) Ltd. (“Bielso>l”) together with the shares which are held by Mr. David Wiessman: approximately 53.1%.
Collective acquisition entities of Kibbutzim in Israel, represented by Delek Holdings (Established by the Kibbutz Organizations) Ltd. (“Delek Holdings>”): approximately 46.9%.
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Blue Square-Israel Ltd. is a leading retailer in Israel. A pioneer of modern food retailing, in the region. Blue Square currently operates 202 supermarkets under different formats, each offering varying levels of services and prices. For more information, please refer to the Blue Square-Israel Ltd. website at www.bsi.co.il.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, plans or projections about our business and our future revenues, expenses and profitability. Forward-looking statements may be, but are not necessarily, identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," and words and terms of similar substance. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events, results, performance, circumstance and achievements to be materially different from any future events, results, performance, circumstance and achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to compete effectively against low-priced supermarkets and other competitors; the effect of the recession in Israel on the sales in our stores and on our profitability; quarterly fluctuations in our operating results that may cause volatility of our ADS and share price; risks associated with our dependence on a limited number of key suppliers for products that we sell in our stores; the effect of an increase in minimum wage in Israel on our operating results; the effect of any actions taken by the Israeli Antitrust Authority on our ability to execute our business strategy and on our profitability; the effect of increases in oil, raw material and product prices in recent years; the effects of damage to our reputation or to the reputation to our store brands due to reports in the media or otherwise; and other risks, uncertainties and factors disclosed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, risks, uncertainties and factors identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except for our ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the applicable securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.