Beautifully engraved certificate from the Palestine Economic Corporation issued no later than 1962. This historic document was printed by the Hasbrouck Thistle & Company and has an ornate border around it with an underprint of the Israeli Flag. This item has the printed signatures of the company's chairman and treasurer and is over 54 years old. The name of the company was changed to the PEC Israel Economic Corporation on 9/19/62. PEC Israel Economic Corporation organizes, acquires interests in, finances and participates in the management of companies which are located in the State of Israel or are Israel-related. PEC is often involved in the early development of a company and has participated in the organization, financing or increase in capital of over 150 Israeli enterprises since its incorporation in 1926. The Company participates actively in management through representation on boards of directors and is involved in a broad cross-section of Israeli companies engaged in various fields of business, including high technology and communications, manufacturing, building and construction, shipping and consumer products. Among PEC's holdings are significant interests in a company that is a world leader in digital visual information communication for the graphic design, printing, publishing and video markets (Scitex Corporation Ltd.), one of Israel's leading diversified high technology holding companies (Elron Electronic Industries Ltd.), Israel's newest cellular telephone company (Cellcom Israel Ltd.), the cable television company that serves the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area and two other areas in Israel (Tevel Israel International Communications Ltd.), Israel's largest paint manufacturer (Tambour Ltd.), Israel's largest manufacturer of cans and metal packaging material (Caniel-Israel Can Company Ltd.), one of Israel's most active real estate construction and development companies (Property and Building Corporation Ltd.), one of Israel's largest shipping companies (El-Yam Ships Ltd.) and one of the largest supermarket chains in Israel (Super-Sol Ltd.). PEC is also involved in several venture capital funds and early stage development companies.