Tuesday, May 13, 2008 5:00 AM
Givat Shmuel, Israel, - May 13, 2008 – Cimatron Limited (Nasdaq: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, today announced that DBSI, one of its two major shareholders, has signed an agreement to purchase 1,700,000 (approximately 18%) of the company's shares from Koonras Technologies Ltd., the other major shareholder of the company, for $2.80 per share. The transaction is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions and to other customary approvals. Following the transaction, DBSI will hold 4,265,950 (approximately 45%) of the Company's shares and Koonras will hold 860,360 (approximately 9%) of the company's shares.
Yossi Ben Shalom, one of the two managing partners of DBSI, and Cimatron's director, said, "This transaction reflects our confidence in the company and its management, following two years of organic growth and continued improvement in financial results, and the accretive merger transactions with Microsystem and Gibbs, that altogether positioned us well among the top ten global vendors of CAD/CAM software for manufacturing. We believe in the company's growth strategy and its business potential", concluded Mr. Ben Shalom.
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at: http://www.cimatron.com/
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