March 10, 2006
Approval of proposal by Bank Hapoalim, Arison Holdings, and Israel Salt Industries
For immediate release
The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced its approval of the notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act by Bank Hapoalim, B.M. and Arison Holdings (1998) Ltd., both of Tel Aviv, and Israel Salt Industries Ltd., Atlit, all in Israel, to acquire all the outstanding shares of Investec (US) Incorporated, New York, New York.
Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.