UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 6-K

Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the Month of October 2021
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Commission File Number 000-28998

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Advanced Technology Center, P.O.B. 539, Haifa 31053, Israel
(Address of principal executive office)






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Form 20-F
 
Form 40-F


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Attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and incorporated herein by reference is the registrant’s press release dated October 21, 2021.

This Form 6-K, including all exhibits hereto, is hereby incorporated by reference into all effective registration statements filed by the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933.

In addition, this Form 6-K, including all exhibits hereto, is hereby incorporated by reference into all effective registration statements filed by Elbit Systems Ltd. with the Israeli Securities Authority, including without limitation the Shelf Prospectus filed by Elbit Systems Ltd. with the Israeli Securities Authority on September 29, 2020.



SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


 
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.
(Registrant)
 
By:
  /s/ Adi Pinchas Confino
 
 
Name:
  Adi Pinchas Confino
 
Title:
  Corporate Secretary

Date: October 21, 2021




EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
Description
1.
Press Release dated October 21, 2021







Exhibit 1



Elbit Systems Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Ashot to FIMI Opportunity Funds for $88 Million

Haifa, Israel, October 21, 2021 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of all ordinary shares held by its wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary, IMI Systems Ltd. (“IMI”), in IMI’s 84.98%-owned subsidiary, Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. (TASE: ASHO) (“Ashot”) and all capital notes of Ashot held by IMI and Elbit Systems, to FIMI Opportunity Funds (“FIMI”), for approximately $88 million in cash (approximately NIS 285 million). The transaction is conditioned on various closing terms, including receipt of certain regulatory approvals.

Ashot specializes in the manufacture of jet engine shafts, transmissions, gears and gearboxes, landing gear components and tungsten products for the aerospace and defense industries.

FIMI is a leading private equity fund in Israel with more than $5.5 billion in assets under management.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, said: “Since the acquisition of IMI by Elbit Systems, Ashot has undergone several processes to improve its business focus and operational efficiency. This sale is consistent with our strategy to focus on our core areas of business. We look forward to continuing our cooperative work with both Ashot and FIMI”.
About Ashot Ashkelon Industries
Ashot is a vertically integrated company engaged in the development, manufacture, and assembly of systems, subsystems and components under one roof and according to customer specifications. Ashot’s manufacturing capabilities include production engineering, various types of machining, gear cutting and finishing, all under strict, in-house quality control. Ashot invests in its core technologies, capabilities and professional team, with an emphasis on concurrent engineering.

About FIMI Opportunity Funds
Since its founding by Ishay Davidi in 1996, FIMI has completed 96 investments, executed 65 exits with total transaction value of more than $5.5 billion and raised seven funds. FIMI's investors include commercial banks, insurance companies, provident and pension funds, family offices and high net worth individuals from the United States, Europe, UAE, the Far East and Israel.

About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios, cyber-based systems and munitions. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
For additional information, visit: https://elbitsystems.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our official Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn Channels.

Company Contact:
 
Joseph Gaspar, Executive VP & CFO
Tel:  +972-4-8316663
j.gaspar@elbitsystems.com
 
Rami Myerson, Director, Investor Relations
Tel: +972-77-2948984
rami.myerson@elbitsystems.com
 
David Vaaknin, VP, Brand & Corporate Communications
Tel: +972-77-2946691
david.vaaknin@elbitsystems.com
 
IR Contact:
 
Ehud Helft
Kenny Green
GK Investor Relations
Tel: 1-646-201-9246
elbitsystems@gkir.com

This press release may contain forward‑looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions about future events. Forward‑looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company, which are difficult to predict, including projections of the Company’s future financial results, its anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in its business.  Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward‑looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; changes in global health and macro-economic conditions; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; changes in the competitive environment; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings.  The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.’s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward‑looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.  All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders.  Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.


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