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Offer (“Offer”) for the shares in AFI Development Plc (“Target”) by Flotonic Limited (“Bidder”)
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If you would like access to the Information please read this notice carefully – it applies to all persons who view this Microsite and, depending on where you live, it may affect your rights or responsibilities. The Bidder reserves the right to amend or update this notice at any time and you should, therefore, read it in full each time you visit the Microsite. In addition, the contents of the Microsite may be amended at any time in whole or in part at the sole discretion of the Bidder.
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The Information is not intended to, and does not, constitute or form any part of an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or an invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or otherwise acquire any securities, or the solicitation of a vote or approval pursuant to the transaction or otherwise in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
The Information speaks only at the date of the relevant document or announcement and the Bidder has, and accepts, no responsibility or duty to update any Information (other than to the extent such duty arises as a matter of law or regulation).
If you are in doubt about the contents of this Microsite or the action you should take, you should seek advice from an independent financial adviser authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority or, if you are located outside the United Kingdom, from an appropriately authorised independent financial adviser as to the suitability of any action.
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Additional U.S. information
The Offer relates to the securities of a UK company and is subject to UK procedural and disclosure requirements that are different from those of the United States. Any financial statements or other financial information included in this Microsite may have been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. It may be difficult for US holders of shares to enforce their rights and any claims they may have arising under the US federal securities laws in connection with the Offer, since the Bidder is located in a country other than the United States, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of countries other than the United States. US holders of shares may not be able to sue the Bidder or their respective officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of the US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel the Bidder and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or judgment of a US court.
The Offer may be implemented by way of a takeover offer. If the Bidder exercises its right to implement the Offer by way of a takeover offer, such offer will be made in compliance with all applicable US tender offer (including Rule 14E under the US Exchange Act) and securities laws and regulations, including exemptions provided under Rules 14d-1© or (d) under the US Exchange Act and exemptions from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act.
In accordance with normal UK practice and pursuant to Rule 14e-5(b) of the US Exchange Act, the Bidder or its nominees, or its brokers (acting as agents), may from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, the Target’s shares outside of the US, other than pursuant to the Offer, until the date on which the Offer becomes effective, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Any information about such purchases will be disclosed as required in the UK, and will be reported to a Regulatory Information Service and will be available on the London Stock Exchange website at www.londonstockexchange.com.
Holders of Target securities are urged to read any documents related to the Offer filed, furnished or to be filed or furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), if any, because they will contain important information regarding the Offer and any related offer of securities. Such documents will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Nothing in this Microsite shall be deemed an acknowledgement that any SEC filing is required or that an offer requiring registration under the US Securities Act may ever occur in connection with the Offer.
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