JERUSALEM, Jan 22 (Reuters) -
* Israeli insurer Phoenix Holdings said on Monday it received precommitments from institutional investors to buy bonds amounting to 270 million shekels ($80 million) in an offering on the Tel Aviv bourse.
* Phoenix said in a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that it had received demand of more than 1 billion shekels.
* The company said it was also examining the possibility of issuing bonds to the public.
* ($1 = 3.4203 shekels) (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Tova Cohen)