Proposed Takeover of Low & Bonar Plc
THIS PART OF THE WEBSITE RELATES TO THE PROPOSED TAKEOVER OF LOW & BONAR PLC ("LOW & BONAR") BY FV BETEILIGUNGS-GMBH, A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF FREUDENBERG SE (together "FREUDENBERG") (THE "TAKEOVER").
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1. ACCESS TO INFORMATION RELATING TO THE TAKEOVER
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 are located, it may affect your rights or responsibilities. This part of the website contains information relating to the Takeover. Please note that, as the Takeover progresses, the information contained on this part of the website as well as the terms of this disclaimer may be altered or updated. You should read the full text of this disclaimer each time you visit this part of the website. The contents of this area of the website may be amended at any time in whole or in part at the sole discretion of Freudenberg.
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2. OVERSEAS PERSONS
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3. BASIS OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION RELATING TO THE TAKEOVER
The information relating to the Takeover that can be accessed via this part of the website is being made available in good faith and for information purposes only and is subject to these terms and conditions. Any person seeking access to this part of the website represents and warrants to Freudenberg that they are doing so legally and for information purposes only. Making information relating to the Takeover available in electronic format on this part of the website is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Takeover or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of the securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.
If you are in 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 authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority and under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) or, if you are located outside the United Kingdom, from an appropriately authorized independent financial adviser as to the suitability of any action. If you are a Low & Bonar shareholder (or option holder) you should take no action based on the information available on this part of the website. Any action required by Low & Bonar shareholders (or option holders) in connection with the Takeover will only be set out in documents sent to or made available to Low & Bonar shareholders (or option holders) and any decision made by such shareholders (or option holders) should be made solely and only on the basis of information provided in those documents.
The information contained in this part of the website is subject to, and must be read in conjunction with, all other publicly available information and, where relevant, any further disclosure document(s) published by Low & Bonar or Freudenberg in connection with the Takeover.
4. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The information contained in this part of the website may contain certain statements which are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements" with respect to, for example, the financial condition, results of operations and business of Low & Bonar and certain plans and objectives of Freudenberg with respect thereto. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. These statements are based on current expectations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Forward-looking statements often, but not always, use words such as "anticipate", " Low & Bonar ", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "budget", "schedule", "forecast", "project", "goal", "believe", "hope", "aims", "continue", "will", "may", "should", "would", "could", "subject to" or other words of similar meaning. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by Low & Bonar and/or Freudenberg in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, future developments and other factors they believe appropriate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and the factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements in this Announcement could cause actual results, outcomes and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Although it is believed that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance, representation or guarantee can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct and such forward-looking statements should be construed in light of such factors and you are therefore cautioned not to place reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as at the date of this Announcement. Neither Low & Bonar nor Freudenberg assume any obligation to update or correct the information contained in this Announcement (whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise), except as required by applicable law.
Such statements are therefore qualified in their entirety by the risks and uncertainties surrounding these future expectations. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond the entities’ ability to control or estimate precisely, such as, but not limited to, general business and market conditions both globally and locally, political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory forces, industry trends and competition, future exchange and interest rates, changes in government and regulations including in relation to health and safety, environment, labour relations and tax rates and future business combinations or dispositions.
Given the risks and uncertainties, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the relevant documents. Neither Freudenberg nor any of the respective directors, management or supervisory board members (as applicable), advisers, associates, or officers of Freudenberg undertakes any obligation to update publicly, expressly disclaim or revise the information in this part of the website and any forward-looking statement contained in the information on the part of the website, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required. The statements contained in the documents in this part of the website are made as at the date of such documents, unless some other time is specified in relation to them, and service of the relevant documents shall not give rise to any implication that there has been no change in the facts set out in such documents since such date(s).
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Documents included in this part of the website speak only at the specified date of the relevant document. Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or the Takeover Code or any other relevant rules or regulations, Freudenberg expressly disclaim any obligation to disseminate, after the date of the posting of information relating to the Takeover on this part of the website, any updates or revisions to any statements in the Takeover to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.
None of the directors or any members of the management or supervisory boards (as applicable) of Freudenberg or its affiliated companies have reviewed, and none of them shall have any responsibility for, or accepts any liability in respect of, any information on any other website that may be linked to this website by a third party.
If you are in any doubt about the contents of this part of the website or the action you should take, you should seek your own financial advice from an independent financial adviser authorized under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or, if you are located outside the United Kingdom, from an appropriately authorized independent financial adviser.
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6. GOVERNING LAW
This notice shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, English law.
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