Blue Square - Israel 6-K 2012
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 July 2012
ALON HOLDINGS 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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Alon Holdings Blue Square-Israel Ltd. (NYSE: BSI) (hereinafter: “Alon Holdings”) announced today that it was informed by Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd. ("Alon") that Alon had acquired from July 5, 2012 to July 11, 2012 an aggregate of 51,850 additional ordinary shares of Alon Holdings, at an average price of approximately NIS 8.80 per ordinary share. Following the acquisition, Alon owns directly an aggregate of 18,238,715 ordinary shares of Alon Holdings, constituting approximately 27.65 % of the issued ordinary shares of Alon Holdings. In addition, due to Alon's ownership (indirectly) of all of the shares of Alon Retail Ltd., which holds 30,604,303 ordinary shares of Alon Holdings, Alon may be deemed to beneficially own an aggregate of 48,843,018 ordinary shares of Alon Holdings, constituting approximately 74.06 % of the issued ordinary shares of Alon Holdings.
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Alon Holdings Blue Square– Israel Ltd. (hereinafter: "Alon Holdings") is the leading retail company in the State of Israel and operates in four reporting segments: In its supermarket segment, Alon Holdings, through its 100% subsidiary, Mega Retail Ltd., currently operates 215 supermarkets under different formats, each offering a wide range of food products, "Near Food" products and "Non-Food" products at varying levels of service and pricing. In its "Non-Food" segment, Alon Holdings, through its 100% subsidiary BEE Group Retail Ltd., operates specialist outlets in self operation and franchises and offers a wide range of "Non-Food" products as retailer and wholesaler. In the Commercial and Fueling Sites segment, through its 78.38% subsidiary, which is listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange ("TASE"), Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd is one of the four largest fuel retail companies in Israel based on the number of petrol stations and a leader in the field of convenience stores. Dor Alon operates a chain of 198 petrol stations and 200 convenience stores in different formats in Israel. In its Real Estate segment, Alon Holdings, through its TASE traded 78.22% subsidiary Blue Square Real Estate Ltd., owns, leases and develops yield generating commercial properties and projects..
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.