RECOMMENDED OFFER (THE “RECOMMENDED OFFER”) BY STAUNTON HOLDINGS LIMITED (“STAUNTON HOLDINGS”) FOR FIH GROUP PLC (“FIH”)
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THE INFORMATION IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN GOOD FAITH AND FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND ITS AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW. IN PARTICULAR, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF OR ANY INVITATION OR SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR ANY SECURITIES PURSUANT TO THE OFFER OR OTHERWISE IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL.
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ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION Please read this notice carefully – it applies to all persons who view this part of the website and, depending upon who you are and where you live, it may affect your rights. This notice and the Information contained herein may be altered or updated from time to time, and should be read carefully each time you visit this part of the website.
For regulatory reasons, we have to ensure you are aware of the appropriate regulations for the country which you are in. To allow you to view the Information relating to the Recommended Offer, you are required to read the following notices.
Holders of FIH securities should seek advice from an independent financial adviser as to the suitability of any action for the individual concerned in connection with the Recommended Offer. Any action required in connection with the Recommended Offer will be set out in documents sent to or made available to the holders of FIH securities and any decision made by such persons should be made solely and only on the basis of information provided in those documents.
The information contained in this section of the website is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would violate the law of that jurisdiction (a “Restricted Jurisdiction”), and the availability of the Information to shareholders who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of relevant jurisdictions. Persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable regulatory and legal requirements.
Unless otherwise determined by Staunton Holdings Limited and FIH or required by the Code and permitted by applicable law and regulation, no offer will be made, directly or indirectly, in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction where to do so would violate the laws in that jurisdiction, and any such offer will not be capable of acceptance from or within a Restricted Jurisdiction.
Copies of any documents relating to the Recommended Offer are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise forwarded, transmitted, distributed, sent or accessed in or into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction. Persons receiving such documents (including, without limitation, custodians, nominees and trustees) should observe these restrictions and must not mail or otherwise forward, transmit, distribute or send them in or into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction.
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NOTICE TO US INVESTORS IN FIH The Recommended Offer relates to the shares of an English public limited company and is being made by way of a contractual takeover offer in accordance with Part 28 of the Companies Act 2006 and the Code. Accordingly, the Recommended Offer is subject to the disclosure requirements of, and rules and practices applicable in, the United Kingdom, which differ from the disclosure requirements of United States tender offer and proxy solicitation rules. In order to avoid breaching these rules, the Recommended Offer is not being made into the United States or any other Restriction Jurisdiction. If, in the future, Staunton Holdings determines to extend the Recommended Offer into the United States, it will be made in compliance with applicable United States laws and regulations. Financial information included in the Information and which may be included in the offer document has been or will have been prepared in accordance with accounting standards applicable in territories outside the United States that may not be comparable to financial information of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
The Information, including information included or incorporated by reference in the Information, may contain certain "forward looking statements" regarding the financial position, business strategy or plans for future operations of Staunton Holdings and FIH and the business sectors in which they operate. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in any document may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements also often use words such as "believe", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "anticipate" and words of a similar meaning.
By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by them. Much of the risk and uncertainty relates to factors that are beyond the companies' abilities to control or estimate precisely, such as future market conditions and the behaviors of other market participants, and therefore undue reliance should not be placed on such statements which speak only as at the date that they were made. Each of Staunton Holdings, FIH and each of their respective members, directors, officers or employees, advisers or any person acting on their behalf, expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, revise or update these forward looking statements or other statements contained in the Information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required pursuant to applicable law.
Neither Staunton Holdings, FIH, nor their respective members, directors, officers or employees, advisers or any person acting on their behalf, provides any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward looking statements in the Information will actually occur.
No forward looking or other statements have been reviewed by the auditors of Staunton Holdings or FIH. All subsequent oral or written forward-looking statements attributable to Staunton Holdings or FIH, or any of their respective members, directors, officers, advisers or employees or any person acting on their behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statement above.
Nothing in this section of the website is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that earnings/loss per FIH Share for the current or future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings/loss per FIH Share.
In relation to the Information, the only responsibility accepted by the independent directors of FIH (the “Responsible Persons”) is for the correctness and fairness of its reproduction or presentation, unless the responsibility statement in any relevant document expressly provides otherwise.
None of the Responsible Persons, FIH or its affiliated companies have reviewed and none of them is responsible for, or accepts any liability in respect of, any information on any other website that may be linked to this section of the website by a third party.
The documents included in this section of the website speak only at the specified date of the relevant document and neither FIH nor any of its affiliated companies has or accepts any responsibility or duty to update such documents (other than to the extent such duty arises as a matter of law).
If you are in any doubt about the contents of this area of the website or the action you should take, you should seek your own financial advice from an independent financial adviser authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or, if you are located outside the United Kingdom, from an appropriately authorised independent financial adviser.
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