Delek Group Announces Consolidated Results for 2012

             Delek Group Announces Consolidated Results for 2012

PR Newswire

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Delek Group Ltd. (TASE:
DLEKG, OTCQX: DGRLY) (hereinafter: "Delek Group" or "The Group") announced
today its results for the fourth quarter and full year period ended December
31, 2012. The full financial statements are available in English on Delek
Group's website at: www.delek-group.com.

Financial Highlights of the Full Year 2012 Period

  oGroup net income amounted to NIS 446 million. This is compared with net
    income of NIS 2.6 billion last year though it is important to note that
    Delek Group recorded a one-time accounting profit gain of NIS 3.3bn in
    2011 due to the acquisition of Cohen Development;
  oThe 2012 Group net income excluding capital and other gains amounted to
    NIS 1 billion, compared to NIS 546 million last year (please see table
    after the net income table in the directors report for more information)
  oGroup operating profit grew to NIS 2.9 billion, a 78% increase compared
    with NIS 1.6 billion in the same period last year;
  oDelek Group declared a dividend of NIS 220 million for the fourth quarter
    of 2012, contributing to a total for 2012 of NIS 365 million;
  oStrong improvement at US Oil Refineries;
  oIn 2012, the Tamar gas partners signed 14 deals for the supply of natural
    gas to the domestic Israeli market in Israel for a total estimated
    revenues of approximately $39 billion;

Group revenues in 2012 were NIS 71.6 billion, a 21% increase compared with NIS
59.2 billion in 2011. The increase was primarily due to the Lion Oil refinery
operations which were consolidated in the corresponding period last year for
only nine months. Lion's contribution in 2012 was NIS 13.7 billion compared
with NIS 7.8 billion last year.

Operating profit in 2012 totaled NIS 2.9 billion, a 78% increase compared with
NIS 1.6 billion in 2011. The increase was primarily due to the strong
improvement in the US Refining Segment as well as an operating profit from
Republic which reported an operating loss in 2011.

Net income in 2012 totaled NIS 446 million, compared with net income of NIS
2.6 billion in 2011. In 2011, the Group recorded a one-time accounting profit
gain of NIS 3.3 billion due to the acquisition of Cohen Development. The
contribution to the net income excluding capital and other gains amounted to
NIS 1 billion in 2012, compared to NIS 546 million last year.

Mr. Bartfeld, CEO of Delek Group, commented "2012 was a year of continued
development of our natural gas discoveries as well as continued strengthening
of our financial position. Our cash balance of NIS 1.9 billion firmly places
us as one of the strongest companies in the Israeli market."

Continued Mr. Bartfeld, "We are very excited with the upcoming start of
production from the Tamar gas field expected soon, which will serve the
domestic Israeli market's energy needs for the next two decades, further
improving our cash flow. In the past year, we secured many significant
contracts for the supply of natural gas from Tamar and we are looking forward
to reaping the financial rewards from our investments in this field in the
future. The Israeli energy industry has become a very vibrant sector in the
past few years and we are proud of our status as the leading domestic player
in this market. We also recently started drilling at the Karish site, which
has a good chance between 36 and 77% of finding natural gas. At the same time,
we are continuing our work on the development plan for Leviathan."

Concluded Mr. Bartfeld, "The refining segment and gas stations contributed NIS
669 million to our net profit in 2012. Our sale of our holdings in Delek US to
date (14% in 2012 and an additional 16% last week) supports our long term
strategy to focus on the supply of energy as our core activity. It also
enables us to significantly further strengthen our balance sheet by lowering
our debt levels. The free cash flow of these sales, amounting to NIS 2.4
billion, has already significantly contributed to our strong financial
stability."

Main Business Highlights

Contribution of Principal Operations to Net Income* (NIS millions)

                                                       FY    FY     Q4   Q4
                                                       2012         2012
                                                             2011        2011
US Fuel Sector Operations                              669   378    123  (30)
Oil and Gas Exploration and Gas Production Sector      22    199    28   34
Delek Europe                                           57    12     (9)  (7)
Israeli Fuel Sector Operations                         9     9      (4)  (7)
Road services in the UK                                (16)  (23)   (17) (10)
Insurance and Finance Operations^(2)                   191   (48)   129  (50)
Automotive Operations                                  77    19     50   10
Contribution to Net Income before Capital Gains &      1,009 546    300  (60)
Others
Capital Gains & Others ^(1)                            (563) 2,064  (97) 2,219
Net Income attributed Group's shareholders             446   2,610  203  2,159

(1) Composition of capital and other gains:

                                                           2012      2011
Writedown of goodwill in insurance and finance operations  -         (299)
Gains on revaluation (impairment) of an investment in      10        (250)
Delek Automotive
Impairment of assets in Gadot (mainly in China)            (23)      (230)
Gains on the revaluation of an investment in the Avner     -         3,282
Partnership (gains following assumption of control)
Equity and impairment losses on loans to Delek Real Estate -         (104)
                                                           (96)      -
Other (including financing and tax expenses in             (454)     (335)
headquarters companies and other adjustments)
Total others                                               (563)     2,064
* Parts of the above tables have been extracted from Delek Group's Annual 2012
Directors Report.
Please review the full report available on the Group's website
www.delek-group.comto view the full notes for each of the items above.

Upstream Energy

Oil and Gas Exploration Sector Highlights. The activities in Israel are
carried out mainly through Delek Energy Ltd., Delek Drilling LP and Avner Oil
Exploration LP, of which Delek Group has a controlling share.

Yam Tethys; While there was a decline in the production of natural gas from
the Mari B reservoir in the first half of 2012, it was moderated in the latter
half of the year by increased production from the Noa and Pinnacles
reservoirs, enabling Yam Tethys to maintain a more or less constant production
level. These two relatively small reservoirs have had an important role in
bridging the gap in the energy market until Tamar comes online.

Tamar, a  9.7 TCF natural gas discovery off the coast of Israel  remains on
track for production in the coming months. The production platform at Tamar
arrived in late November. Commissioning is currently underway and natural gas
is expected to start flowing soon.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, additional agreements were signed by the
Tamar partners with companies ICL Group and Alon Gat Energy. These, together
with the other contracts signed by the partners in Tamar with domestic
customers throughout the year, brings a total of 14 deals signed to date,
supplying 147-168 BCM with estimated cumulative revenue from the sale of
natural gas of approximately $39 billion.

As of March 10, 2013, the Tamar project partners approved an increase in its
budget to approximately $3.2bn (for 100% WI) versus the previously approved
budget of $3.1bn (for 100% WI).

Following the completion of the pre-FEED stage by Daewoo Shipbuilding, the
Tamar partners signed an agreement with Levant LNG Marketing and Pangea LNG BV
for the completion of the FEED stage. The Levant LNG Marketing company and
Gazprom Marketing & Trading Switzerland AG, agreed to hold exclusive
negotiations over a six month period with the aim of signing a binding
agreement for the sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG). It should be noted that
the gas production from the FLNG facility is not expected to impact the Tamar
supply to the domestic Israeli market. Production is planned through a
dedicated system that will include new development drilling wells for this
purpose.

Leviathan, a  16.7 TCF natural gas discovery off the coast of Israel. On
November 11, 2012, the Ensco 5006 rig completed the planned work for sealing
the Leviathan 2 evaluation drill which was abandoned. The rig was then moved
to drill at Leviathan 4, a second appraisal well, which has been successfully
completed as of the beginning of March 2013. A full reservoir update report is
expected to be released within 60 days. Leviathan 4 is expected to be used in
the future for production drilling, as part of the future development plan of
Leviathan.

Finally, as part of the strategic process, the Leviathan partners are
continuing negotiations with the aim of signing a binding agreement with
Woodside Petroleum Ltd for the sale of 30% of the rights in the Leviathan
license. On December 4, 2012, the main commercial terms were published.

Karish, a  prospective reservoir with a best estimate of 2 TCF of natural gas
resources.  In mid-March the Ensco 5006 rig arrived at the Karish 1 drilling
site to commence the drilling of an exploration well. It is expected to last
for approximately 3 months with a budget estimated at $90 million. Based upon
a report prepared by Netherland, Sewell and Associates there is a probability
between 36% and 77% of a commercial natural gas discovery at the reservoir.

Aphrodite, with natural gas resources estimated at 5.2 TCF located in the
Block 12 license, Cyprus. On February 12, 2013, the transfer of 30% of Noble
Energy International Ltd.'s rights to the Company's gas partnerships was
completed. These are now a part of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) and
each partner directly holds a 15% interest in the license, granting
exploration rights, appraisal, development and production of oil and/or gas in
the territorial waters of the Republic of Cyprus, the area known as Block 12.

Gas Production Summary. During 2012, revenues from oil and gas E&P sector,
reached NIS 853 million compared with NIS 723 million in 2011. From the start
of 2012, results of Avner LP were consolidated in the operating results due to
the acquired control of Avner General Partner.

Net income from the sector for 2012 was NIS 22 million, as compared to a net
income of NIS 197 million in 2011. The reduced net income in the sector in
2012 was due to the lower production from the Mari-B reservoir which was
compensated somewhat from increased production at the Pinacles and Noa
reservoirs.

Downstream Energy

Delek US (NYSE: DK; Delek Group holds 52.9% as of end-Q4 2012): Net income in
the full year of 2012 was NIS 1,050 million compared with a net profit of NIS
551 million in 2011. It is important to note that while Lion Oil refinery
operations were fully consolidated in Delek Group's results in 2012, in 2011
they were only consolidated for nine months. The improvement in profitability
was due to a significant important in margins in both the Tyler and El Dorado
refineries resulting from an improved benchmark Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack spread.

On March 20, 2013, Delek Group completed the sale of 16% of Delek US shares
for a total profit of NIS 1.4bn. This follows the sale of 14% of Delek US
shares earlier in 2012. Following the sale, the Company currently holds
approximately 36.7% of the outstanding capital of Delek US. The sale of Delek
US shares and the lowering of Delek Group's direct holdings of Delek US is
part of the Group's strategy to increase its focus on the supply of energy and
strengthen its balance sheet.

Delek – the Israel Fuel Company Ltd. (TASE: DLKIS.TA; Delek Group holds 86.9%
as of end-Q4 2012): Net income in the full year of 2012 amounted to NIS 18
million compared with a net income of NIS 17 million in 2011. The results in
2012 were significantly impacted by the lowering of fuel marketing margins by
the ministry of infrastructure on September 1, 2011. Delek Israel took steps
in order to mitigate the effects and met its goals through the implementation
of an efficiency plan which focused on three main aspects; lowering operating
expenses, investing in infrastructure and lowering its days of customer credit
outstanding.

Delek Europe (Delek Group holds 80% as of end-Q4 2012). Net income in 2012 was
NIS 59 million, compared with a net income of NIS 14 million in 2011. The
improvement in 2012 was due to an increase in profitability at the convenience
stores as well as a result of savings from the fuel procurement process.

On February 18, 2013, the Company announced that it is examining the
possibility of the sale of all or part of its holdings in Delek Europe. In the
scope of the selling process, third parties have been invited to submit offers
to purchase the business in European operations, and the Company will explore
the possibility of starting negotiations with bidders. It is emphasized, that
there can be no certainty that these proposals will be accepted and that a
deal for the sale of all or part of the European operations will occur and
under what conditions.

Roadchef (fully held by Delek Group).  RoadChef Ltd. is an operator of 20
motorway services areas across the UK. Roadchef's revenue in 2012 improved to
NIS 1.4 billion versus NIS 1.2 billion last year, an increase of 17.5%. The
improvement was due to the Roadchef's plan to develop and improve sites as
well as the establishment of the fast food restaurant, McDonalds, at its
sites. EBITDA in 2012 was reported at NIS 176 million versus NIS 156 million
in 2011, an improvement of 8%. Net loss for Roadchef was reduced to NIS 17
million in 2012 versus a net loss NIS 23 million last year.

Insurance and Financial Services

The activities of this segment are conducted through two insurance companies;
Israeli insurance company, Phoenix Holdings Ltd. (TASE: PHOE) of which Delek
Group holds 56%, and general US insurer, Republic Companies, Inc. that is a
wholly owned subsidiary.

The insurance and financial services sector contributed a profit of NIS 191
million to the Group's net income in 2012, compared to a negative contribution
of NIS 48 million last year.

Phoenix reported net income amounting to NIS 241 million in 2012, compared to
NIS 54 million in 2011.  This was primarily due to the positive equity market
returns in the period compared with the same period last year.

Republic Companies reported a net profit amounting to US$ 9 million in the
full year of 2012, compared with a net loss of US$ 103 million in 2011. During
2011, Republic had high amortization of intangible asset expenses in addition
to underwriting losses and losses resulting from adverse weather conditions.
In 2012, Republic was also affected by adverse weather events which caused a
loss, but had less impact that in 2011 and was therefore able to report a net
income for the year.

Dividend Distribution

On March 21, 2013, the Board of Directors of Delek Group declared a cash
dividend distribution for the fourth quarter of 2012 in the amount of
approximately NIS 220 million (or NIS 19.33 per share) to shareholders. The
ex-date is April 10, 2013 and the dividend will be paid on April 23, 2013.

Conference Call Details

The Company will be hosting a conference call in English on March 25, 2013 at
3pm Israel time, 9am Eastern Time. Management will also be available to answer
investor questions.

To participate, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers.
Please begin placing your calls at least 5 minutes before the conference call
commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please
try the international dial-in number.

US Dial-in Number: 1 888 668 9141
UK Dial-in Number: 0 800 917 5108
ISRAEL Dial-in Number: 03 918 0609
INTERNATIONAL Dial-in Number: +972 3 918 0609
At:
9am Eastern Time, 1pm UK Time, 3pm Israel Time

On the call, CEO Asaf Bartfeld, CFO Barak Mashraki will review and discuss the
results, and will be available to answer your questions.

About the Delek Group

The Delek Group, Israel's dominant integrated energy company, is the
pioneering leader of the natural gas exploration and production activities
that are transforming the Eastern Mediterranean's Levant Basin into one of the
energy industry's most promising emerging regions. Having discovered Tamar and
Leviathan, two of the world's largest natural gas finds since 2000, Delek and
its partners are now developing a balanced, world-class portfolio of
exploration, development and production assets with total gross natural gas
resources to date of 33 TCF.

Delek is Israel's largest and sole domestic supplier of natural gas. In
addition, Delek has built an extensive network of global downstream assets,
including 1,900 gas stations and convenience stores in the U.S., Europe and
Israel; petroleum refineries in the U.S. with 140,000 barrel per day of
nameplate production; and pipelines and storage facilities in the US, Europe
and Israel. Delek also holds significant interests in leading water
desalination, power generation, insurance and automotive companies.

In 2012, the Company's revenues were NIS 72 billion ($19 billion). Delek
Group's shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: DLEKG) as part
of the TA25 Index.

For more information on Delek Group please visit www.delek-group.com.

Contact

Dalia Black / Dina Vince        Kenny Green / Ehud Helft

Investor Relations              International Investor Relations

Delek Group                     CCG Investor Relations

Tel: +972 9 863 8444            Tel: (US) 1 646 201 9246

Email: investor@delek-group.com E-mail: delek-group-ir@ccgisrael.com

Delek Group Income Statement (NIS Millions)

                                              2012    2011     Q4 2012 Q4 2011
Revenues                                      71,598  59,159   18,085  16,797
Cost of revenues                              62,422  50,903   15,882  15,062
Gross profit                                  9,176   8,256    2,203   1,735
Sales, marketing and gas station operating    4,182   4,157    1,086   1,117
expenses
General and administrative expenses           2,056   1,884    489     478
Other income (expenses), net                  (65)    (602)    (54)    (629)
Operating profit                              2,873   1,613    574     (489)
Finance income                                315     626      84      (142)
Finance expenses                              (1,728) (1,951)  (249)   (498)
Profit (loss) after financing                 1,460   288      409     (845)
Profit (loss) from disposal of investments in 60      3,749    30      3,689
investees and others, net
Group's equity in earnings (losses) of        214     (223)    105     (289)
associate companies and partnerships, net
Profit (loss) before income tax               1,734   3,814    544     2,555
Income tax                                    779     558      196     90
Net profit                                    955     3,256    348     2,465
Attributable to -
Equity holders of the parent                  446     2,610    203     2,159
Non-controlling interests                     509     646      145     306
                                              955     3,256    348     2,465

SOURCE Delek Group Ltd.

Website: http://www.delek-group.com
 
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