Bank Leumi USA Announces Opening of Representative Office in Israel

By Bank Leumi Usa, PRNE
Sunday, December 5, 2010

NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 - Bank Leumi USA (BLUSA) has announced the opening of a representative
office in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Managing the office will be Mr. Yaron Ben
, a banker with extensive experience in financial services in both
Israel and the United States.

This representative office offers Israelis local access to Bank Leumi
USA. Private banking and commercial clients will be able to call on Mr. Ben
to secure meetings, facilitate introductions with BLUSA officers in the
United States
and further deepen their relationship experience with Leumi.

Mr. Ben Horin has been with the Leumi Group for seven years. Most
recently, he served as a Senior Private Banker working with international
clients in the Private Banking Division at BLUSA headquarters in New York.
Yaron holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

According to Mr. Itzhak Eyal, CEO of Bank Leumi USA, "We present a unique
offering to our Israeli clients: a leading U.S. based, FDIC-insured financial
institution that follows its clientele to where their business interests take
them. While firmly grounded in our Israeli heritage and culture, we serve as
an important bridge to the global economy, and the US markets in particular.
We are confident that opening of the new representative office will allow
BLUSA to significantly increase our market share among our customers that are
active in the U.S."

Bank Leumi USA is an FDIC-insured, full-service commercial bank that
provides financial services to middle- and upper-middle market firms,
international businesses, and not-for-profit organizations through offices in
New York, Illinois, California and Florida. BLUSA offers U.S. and
international private banking services as well as a full range of securities
and insurance products through its brokerage subsidiary, Leumi Investment
Services Inc. Bank Leumi USA is the largest subsidiary of the worldwide Leumi
Group, founded in 1902. BLUSA has operated in the U.S. for 57 years.

Linda d'Angelo, Bank Leumi USA, +1-917-542-2346, ldangelo at

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