THIS PART OF THE WEBSITE RELATES TO THE RECOMMENDED OFFER FOR SPORTINGBET PLC ("SPORTINGBET") BY WILLIAM HILL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF WILLIAM HILL PLC ("WILLIAM HILL") AND GVC HOLDINGS PLC ("GVC") TO BE EFFECTED BY MEANS OF A SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT UNDER PART 26 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2006 (THE "PROPOSAL").
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1. ACCESS TO INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PROPOSAL
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 or responsibilities. This part of the website contains information relating to the Proposal. Please note that, as the Proposal 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.
For regulatory reasons Sportingbet must ensure that persons seeking to access this part of the website are made aware of the appropriate regulations for the country which they are in. In order to view information relating to the Proposal on this part of the website, you must read the following and then press "I agree" to confirm that you have read and understood this disclaimer. If you are unable to confirm that you have read and understood this disclaimer, you should press "I disagree" and you will not be able to view any such information.
2. OVERSEAS PERSONS
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3. BASIS OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PROPOSAL
The information relating to the Proposal 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 Sportingbet that they are doing so legally and for information purposes only. Making information relating to the Proposal 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 Proposal or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of the securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.
Sportingbet shareholders and convertible bondholders, William Hill shareholders and GVC shareholders should seek advice from an independent financial adviser as to the suitability of any action for the individual concerned. If you are a Sportingbet shareholder (or bondholder or option holder), William Hill shareholder (or option holder) or a GVC shareholder (or option holder) you should take no action based on the information available on this part of the website. Any action required by Sportingbet shareholders and bondholders in connection with the Proposal will only be set out in documents sent to or made available to Sportingbet shareholders and bondholders and any decision made by such shareholders or bondholders should be made solely and only on the basis of information provided in those documents. In addition, any action required by William Hill shareholders or GVC Shareholders in connection with the Proposal will only be set out in any documents that may be sent to, or made available to, them and any decision made by such shareholders should be made solely and only on the basis of the information provided in any such 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 Sportingbet, William Hill or GVC.
Lazard & Co., Limited and CanaccordGenuity Limited, which are both regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, are acting for Sportingbet and no one else in connection with the Proposal and will not be responsible to anyone other than Sportingbet for providing the protections afforded to their respective customers nor for providing advice in relation to the Proposal or any other matter referred to herein.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Investec Investment Banking, a division of Investec Bank plc, which are both regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, are acting for William Hill and no one else in connection with the Proposal and will not be responsible to anyone other than William Hill for providing the protections afforded to their respective customers nor for providing advice in relation to the Proposal or any other matter referred to herein.
Daniel Stewart & Company plc, which is regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting for GVC and no one else in connection with the Proposal and will not be responsible to anyone other than GVC for providing the protections afforded to its customers nor for providing advice in relation to the Proposal or any other matter referred to herein.
4. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the information contained in this part of the website may include statements that are or may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements". These statements are prospective in nature and are not based on historical facts, but rather on the current expectations of the management of Sportingbet, William Hill and GVC about future events and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances which could cause actual events to differ materially from the future events expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements about the expected effects of the Proposal on Sportingbet, William Hill, GVC and the enlarged groups, the expected timing and scope of the Proposal, synergies, other strategic options and all other statements other than historical facts. Forward-looking statements may (but will not always) include, without limitation, statements typically containing words such as "targets", "plans", "aims", "intends", "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "will", "may", "budget", "forecasts" and "should" and words of similar import. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and have not been reviewed by the auditors of Sportingbet, William Hill or GVC. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the satisfaction of the conditions to the Proposal, as well as additional factors, such as changes in economic conditions, changes in the level of capital investment, success of business and operating initiatives and restructuring objectives, occupiers, strategies and stability, changes in the regulatory environment, fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, the outcome of litigation, government actions and natural phenomena such as floods, earthquakes and hurricanes. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and none of Sportingbet, William Hill or GVC, nor any of their respective advisers, associates, directors or officers undertakes any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required or provides any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of events expressed or implied in any forward looking statement contained in this part of the website will actually occur.
5. NOT A PROFIT FORECAST
Save as otherwise expressly stated in any relevant information, no statement in this part of the website or the information contained herein is intended as a profit forecast or a profit estimate and no statement in this part of the website or the information contained herein should be interpreted to mean that the future earnings per share of Sportingbet, William Hill, GVC or any enlarged group for current or future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of Sportingbet, William Hill or GVC.
In relation to any document, announcement or information contained in this part of the website, the only responsibility accepted by the directors of Sportingbet is for the correctness and fairness of its reproduction or presentation unless a responsibility statement in any relevant document expressly provides otherwise.
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, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers or any relevant listing, prospectus or other rules, Sportingbet expressly disclaims any obligation to disseminate, after the date of the posting of information relating to the Proposal on this part of the website, any updates or revisions to any statements in the Proposal to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.
None of the directors of Sportingbet 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 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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7. GOVERNING LAW
This notice shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, English law.
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