The Offers remain open and are scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) today, September 17, 2012, unless extended or earlier terminated.The Offers remain subject to the conditions and restrictions set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in this announcement have the meanings given in the Tender Offer Memorandum. For Further Information A complete description of the terms and conditions of the Offers is set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Further details about the transaction can be obtained from: The Dealer Manager Barclays Capital Inc.745 Seventh AvenueNew York, New York 10019United StatesTelephone: +1 (212) 528-7581US Toll Free Number: +1 (800) 438-3242Attention: Liability Management GroupEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Tender Agent Global Bondholder Services Corporation65 Broadway – Suite 404New York, New York 10006United StatesBanks and Brokers Call: +1 (212) 430-3774Toll Free Number: +1 (866) 937-2200Attention: Corporate ActionsEmail: Info@gbsc-usa.com A copy of the Tender Offer Memorandum is available to eligible persons upon request from the Tender Agent. Analyst and Investor Information Further information for analysts and investors can be obtained from the following contacts at Barclays: Investor RelationsCharlie RozesTel: +44 (0) 20 7116 5752 Barclays TreasurySteven PenkethTel: +44 (0) 20 7773 0125 Media RelationsGiles CrootTel: +44 (0) 20 7116 6132 DISCLAIMER This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. No offer or invitation to acquire or exchange any securities is being made pursuant to this announcement. This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum contain important information, which must be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Offers. If any Noteholder is in any doubt as to the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own legal, tax and financial advice, including as to any tax consequences, from its stockbroker, bank manager, lawyer, accountant or other independent financial adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to participate in the Offers. None of the Issuer, the Dealer Manager or the Tender Agent (or any person who controls, or is a director, officer, employee or agent of such persons, or any affiliate of such persons) makes any recommendation as to whether Noteholders should participate in the Offers.