This release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell Shares. The tender offer for the Shares has not commenced. At the time the Offer is commenced, Purchaser will file tender offer materials with the SEC and Conceptus, Inc. will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement with respect to the Offer. Conceptus, Inc. shareholders are urged to read the relevant tender offer documents when they become available because they will contain important information about the offer that shareholders should consider before making any decision regarding the tender of their Shares. The tender offer documents (including an Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information, which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Offer. The Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/ Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all shareholders of Conceptus, Inc. at no expense to them. The tender offer documents and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Free copies of Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal will also be available from the Information Agent for the tender offer which will be named in the Schedule TO.
Forward-Looking Statements This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com . The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
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