Neither this announcement, the Offer to Purchase nor the electronic transmission thereof constitutes an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Notes (and tenders of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will not be accepted from holders) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. In those jurisdictions where the Notes, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and the Dealer Manager or any of its affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Tender Offer shall be deemed to be made by such Dealer Manager or such affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of the Issuer in such jurisdiction.
In addition, each holder participating in the Tender Offer will be deemed to give certain representations in respect of the other jurisdictions referred to below and generally as set out in “
Procedures for Participating in the Tender Offer
” in the Offer to Purchase. Any tender of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer from a holder that is unable to make these representations will not be accepted.
The communication of this announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Tender Offer is not being made, and such documents and/or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to those persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “
Financial Promotion Order
”)) or persons who are within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order or any other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order (such persons together being the “
”). The Tender Offer is only available to Relevant Persons and the transactions contemplated in the Offer to Purchase will be available only to, or engaged in only with, Relevant Persons, and this financial promotion must not be relied or acted upon by persons other than Relevant Persons.
The Tender Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Republic of France (“
”). Neither this announcement, the Offer to Purchase nor any other documents or materials relating to the Tender Offer have been or shall be distributed to the public in France and only (i) providers of investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties (
personnes fournissant le service d’investissement de gestion de portefeuille pour compte de tiers
) and/or (ii) qualified investors (
) other than individuals, in each case acting on their own account and all as defined in, and in accordance with, Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 to D.411-3 of the French
Code Monétaire et Financier
, are eligible to participate in the Tender Offer. The Offer to Purchase and any other document or material relating to the Tender Offer have not been and will not be submitted for clearance to nor approved by the
Autorité des marchés financiers
None of the Tender Offer, this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any other documents or materials relating to the Tender Offer has been or will be submitted to the clearance procedure of the
Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa
”) pursuant to Italian laws and regulations.
The Tender Offer is being carried out in the Republic of Italy (“
”) as exempted offers pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the “
Financial Services Act
”) and article 35-bis of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended (the
”). The Tender Offer is also being carried out in compliance with article 35-bis, paragraph 7 of the CONSOB Regulation.
Holders, or beneficial owners of the Notes, located in Italy can tender some or all of their Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer through authorized persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 16190 of 29 October 2007, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of September 1, 1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.