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Wednesday 08 July, 2015

Nomad Foods Limited

Placing of new ordinary shares

RNS Number : 4442S
Nomad Foods Limited
08 July 2015
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, INCLUDING THE APPENDIX AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, IS RESTRICTED AND NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICES WITHIN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

For immediate release

 

 

nomad foods limited ("Nomad" or the "Company")

 

NOMAD ANNOUNCES A Placing OF NEW ORDINARY SHARES to FUND POTENTIAL FUTURE ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES

 

Nomad (NHL) announces today its intention to raise funds through a placing (the "Placing") of up to 15,445,346 new ordinary shares in the Company (the "Placing Shares"), representing up to 9.99% of Nomad's existing issued share capital, with eligible existing institutional shareholders and new institutional investors ("Placees").

 

The Placing will be undertaken, on the terms and subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set out in the Appendix (which forms part of this announcement, such announcement and the Appendix together being the "Announcement"), through an accelerated bookbuild process (the "Bookbuild") to be carried out by UBS Limited (the "Lead Global Co-ordinator"), Barclays Bank PLC and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited (together with the Lead Global Co-ordinator, the "Joint Global Co-ordinators") at a price per Placing Share to be determined at the close of the Bookbuild (the "Placing Price"). The Bookbuild will commence with immediate effect.

 

Highlights

·      The net proceeds of the Placing will be used to fund potential future acquisition opportunities

 

·      Nomad recently completed the €2.6 billion acquisition of Iglo Foods Holdings Limited ("Iglo"); with this anchor investment Nomad is seeking to build an integrated group of best-in-class companies and brands within existing, as well as new, related categories

 

·      The founders of Nomad have excellent track-records of creating value through strategic investments and acquisitions

 

Background to the Placing and Use of Proceeds

 

Following Nomad's anchor acquisition of Iglo, the Company believes that it has an excellent platform from which to build an integrated group of best-in-class companies and brands within existing, as well as new, related categories. On top of exciting organic growth initiatives within Iglo, the Company has a pipeline of potential strategic and complementary acquisitions intended to enhance its product offering and deepen its market leadership. The Company believes that this Placing will provide it with additional funding capacity, enabling it to capitalise upon its scale and financial strength to drive future growth and returns.

 

Nomad's founders, Noam Gottesman, who is the founder and CEO of investment firm TOMS Capital and co-founder of GLG Partners Inc., and Martin E. Franklin, who is the founder and Executive Chairman of Jarden Corporation as well as the founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Platform Specialty Products Corporation, have strong track records of creating value through strategic investments and acquisitions. Mr. Gottesman and Mr. Franklin also possess deep consumer products experience from previous executive roles and investments. They, along with Nomad's Board of Directors, will take a disciplined approach to evaluating acquisition opportunities, with a goal of identifying assets that have proven track records and strong management teams, are market leaders in niche markets and possess strong free cash flow characteristics.

 

An updated presentation containing information regarding the Company has been posted on the Company's website (www.nomadfoods.com) (the "Investor Presentation"). Slide 11 of the Investor Presentation includes certain limited preliminary unaudited financial information for the half year ended 30 June 2015.

 

Details of the Placing

 

Under the terms of the Placing, Nomad intends to place the Placing Shares with institutional investors. Members of the public are not entitled to participate in the Placing.

 

The Bookbuild will open with immediate effect following this Announcement. The timing of the closing of the Bookbuild, pricing and allocations are at the discretion of the Joint Global Co-ordinators who will consult with the Company. Details of the Placing Price and the number of Placing Shares will be announced as soon as practicable after the close of the Bookbuild.

 

The Placing Shares, when issued, will be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares of the Company of no par value (the "Ordinary Shares"), including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid after the date of issue. If all the Placing Shares are placed, it would represent an increase of up to 9.99% of the current issued ordinary share capital of the Company.

 

Applications will be made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to the standard listing segment of the Official List (the "Official List") of the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc (the "London Stock Exchange") (together, "Admission"). Admission is expected to take place at or around 8:00 a.m. (London time) on 14 July 2015 and settlement of the Placing Shares is expected to occur on or around 14 July 2015.

 

The Company intends to pursue a listing of its Ordinary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Subject to the Company completing a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the Company currently intends to apply to the FCA and the London Stock Exchange requesting the cancellation of admission of the Ordinary Shares on the Official List and of trading in the Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities.

 

The Placing is conditional, among other things, upon Admission becoming effective and the placing agreement between the Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators (the "Placing Agreement") becoming unconditional and not being terminated in accordance with its terms. The Placing is subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Appendix.

 

This Announcement should be read in its entirety. In particular, you should read and understand the information provided in the "Important Notices" section of this Announcement and the detailed terms, conditions and additional information relating to the Placing described in the Appendix.

 

By choosing to participate in the Placing and by making an oral and legally binding offer to subscribe for Placing Shares, investors will be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement in its entirety and to be making such offer on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Placing contained herein, and to be providing the representations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings contained in the Appendix.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Liz Cohen

Weber Shandwick

+1-212-445-8044

[email protected]  

 

Kelly Gawlik

Weber Shandwick

+1-212-445-8368

[email protected]  

 

Nick Oborne

Weber Shandwick

+44 (0) 20 7067 0721

[email protected]  

 

Tom Jenkins

Weber Shandwick

+44 (0) 20 7067 0810

[email protected]

 

UBS - Lead Global Co-ordinator

Ian Carnegie-Brown                   +44 20 7567 8000

Jonathan Retter                           +44 20 7567 8000

 

Barclays - Joint Global Co-ordinator

John Welsh                                  +1 212 526 7000

Melissa Mariaschin                     +1 212 526 7000

 

Credit Suisse - Joint Global Co-ordinator

David Hermer                               +44 207 888 8888

Manav Puri                                    +44 207 888 9796

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

About Nomad Foods Limited

 

Nomad Foods is a leading frozen foods company. With its anchor investment in the Iglo Group completed in June 2015, the Company intends to continue organic growth initiatives as well as pursue strategic acquisitions to build an integrated group of best-in-class food companies and brands within existing and new related categories.

 

The Iglo Group has operations in 10 countries and a specific focus on markets in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. The Iglo Group's brands, which have a leading market share in each of their respective primary regions, include Birds Eye in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Iglo in Germany, Austria, Portugal and other continental European markets and Findus in Italy. The Iglo Group is headquartered in the United Kingdom with approximately 2,800 employees and has four manufacturing plants and five primary distribution centres in Europe.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

 

Neither this Announcement nor any copy of it may be made, distributed or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the United States or to any persons in any of those jurisdictions except in compliance with applicable securities laws. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of the securities laws of these jurisdictions. The release, publication or distribution of this Announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which this Announcement is released, published or distributed should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions. This Announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or purchase, any securities in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the United States or in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.

 

The securities referred to in this Announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority in any state of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States except to qualified institutional buyers (as defined in Rule 144A of the US Securities Act) ("QIBs") and certain other investors in reliance on an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the Placing Shares in the United States.

 

This Announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (including amendments by Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in the relevant member state) (the "Prospectus Directive"). No prospectus has been or will be prepared or made available in connection with the matters contained in this Announcement and no such prospectus is required under the Prospectus Directive to be published in connection with the Placing. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this Announcement except on the basis of information about the Company that is publicly available. This Announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the Placing.

 

This Announcement is not an invitation nor is it intended to be an inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) of the United Kingdom ("FSMA"). This Announcement is directed at and is only being distributed to: (a) persons in member states of the European Economic Area (the "EEA") who are qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified Investors"), (b) if in the United Kingdom, persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), or are high net worth companies, unincorporated associations or partnerships or trustees of high value trusts as described in Article 49(2) of the Order and (ii) are "qualified investors" as defined in section 86 of FSMA and (c) otherwise, to persons to whom it may otherwise be lawful to communicate it to (each a "Relevant Person"). No other person should act or rely on this Announcement and persons distributing this Announcement must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. By accepting the terms of this Announcement you represent and agree that you are a Relevant Person.

 

This Announcement does not constitute a public offering prospectus pursuant to article 652a of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus pursuant to articles 27 et seq. of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd. This Announcement may not be publicly distributed or otherwise made publicly available in (or from) Switzerland. The securities referenced herein are being offered in Switzerland by way of a private placement (i.e., to a limited number of selected investors only), without any public advertisement and only to investors who do not purchase the securities with the intention to distribute them to the public. The investors will be individually approached directly from time to time.

 

This Announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. Apart from the responsibilities and liabilities, if any, which may be imposed on the Joint Global Co-ordinators by FSMA, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by the Joint Global Co-ordinators or by any of their respective affiliates or agents as to or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made or purported to be made available by any Joint Global Co-ordinator or on behalf of any Joint Global Co-ordinator, the Company, its directors or any other person, in connection with the Company, the Placing or the Placing Shares. Each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators accordingly disclaims all and any liability whatsoever, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise (save as referred to above), which it might otherwise have in respect of this Announcement or any such statement.

 

Each Joint Global Co-ordinator is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the "PRA") and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA and PRA, and is acting for the Company in connection with the Placing and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing, the contents of this Announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.

 

This Announcement may not be copied, distributed, reproduced or passed on, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, or disclosed by any recipient, to any other person (whether within or outside such person's organisation or firm) or published in whole or in part, for any purpose or under any circumstances.

 

Certain statements and matters discussed in this Announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "aim", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "should", "strategy", "will" and words of similar meaning, including all matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements in this Announcement are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  None of the future projections, estimates, expectations or prospects in this Announcement should be taken as forecasts or promises nor should they be taken as implying any indication, assurance or guarantee that the assumptions on which such future projections, expectations, estimates or prospects have been prepared are correct or exhaustive, or in the case of assumptions, firstly stated in the Announcement.

 

The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this Announcement speak only as at its date and are subject to change without notice. Except as required by the FCA, the London Stock Exchange or applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Joint Global Co-ordinators and their respective affiliates expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any forward-looking statement contained in this Announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 

Any indication in this Announcement of the price at which Ordinary Shares have been bought or sold in the past cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. Past performance is no guide to future performance and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser. No statement in this Announcement is intended to be a profit forecast and no statement in this Announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings per share of the Company for the current or future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of the Company. The Placing Shares and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested on disposal of the Placing Shares.

 

Neither the contents of the Company's website (or any other website) nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) are incorporated into, or forms part of, this Announcement.

 

All times and dates in this Announcement may be subject to amendment. The relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator shall notify the Placees and any person acting on behalf of the Placees of any changes.

APPENDIX

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PLACING

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE PLACING FOR INVITED PLACEES ONLY

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT IN THIS APPENDIX ARE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE DIRECTED ONLY AT persons in the United Kingdom who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), or are high net worth companies, unincorporated associations or partnerships or trustees of high value trusts as described in Article 49(2) of the Order and (ii) are "qualified investors" as defined in section 86 of FSMA and (c) otherwise, to persons to whom it may otherwise be lawful to communicate it to (each a "Relevant Person"). THIS APPENDIX AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS APPENDIX AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN RELATE IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS. THIS APPENDIX DOES NOT ITSELF CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE COMPANY.

The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. There will be no public offering of the Placing Shares in Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or elsewhere.

THE PLACING SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OR WITH ANY SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY IN ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ARE BEING OFFERED AND SOLD (I) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATION S UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT AND (II) IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY TO QIBS AND CERTAIN OTHER INVESTORS IN RELIANCE ON AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE US SECURITIES ACT. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC OFFER OF THE PLACING SHARES IN THE UNITED STATES.

THE PLACING SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN RECOMMENDED, APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY ANY UNITED STATES FEDERAL OR STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR REGULATORY AUTHORITY IN THE UNITED STATES. FURTHER, THE FOREGOING AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE PLACING OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

The distribution of this Announcement and the Placing and/or issue of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. PERSONS DISTRIBUTING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT IT IS LAWFUL TO DO SO. Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of this Appendix or the Announcement of which it forms part should seek appropriate advice before taking any action.

No action has been taken by the Company, the JOINT GLOBAL CO-ORDINATORS or any of their respective affiliates that would permit an offer of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required by the Company and the JOINT GLOBAL CO-ORDINATORS to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

This Announcement should be read in its entirety. In particular, you should read and understand the information provided in the "Important Notices" section of this Announcement. By participating in the Bookbuild and the Placing, Placees will be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement in its entirety, to be participating, making an offer and subscribing for Placing Shares on the terms and conditions contained herein and to be providing the representations, warranties, indemnities, acknowledgements and undertakings contained herein.

EACH PLACEE SHOULD CONSULT WITH ITS OWN ADVISERS AS TO LEGAL, TAX, BUSINESS AND RELATED ASPECTS OF THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR PLACING SHARES.

Persons who are invited to and who choose to participate in the Placing, by making an oral or written offer to subscribe for Placing Shares, including any individuals, funds or others on whose behalf a commitment to subscribe for Placing Shares is given (and who shall be included within the definition of "Placees") will (i) be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement, including this Appendix, in its entirety; and (ii) be making such offer on the terms and conditions contained in this Appendix, including being deemed to be providing (and shall only be permitted to participate in the Placing on the basis that they have provided) the representations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings set out herein.

In particular, each such Placee represents, warrants and acknowledges that:

1.     it is a Relevant Person (as defined above) and undertakes that it will subscribe for, acquire, hold, manage or dispose of any Placing Shares that are allocated to it for the purposes of its business;

2.     it is and  the prospective beneficial owner of the Placing Shares is, and at the time the Placing Shares are acquired will be, either (i) outside the United States acquiring the Placing Shares in an "offshore transaction" as defined in, and in compliance with, Regulation S or (ii) an investor purchasing in reliance on an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act; and

3.     if it is a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, that any Placing Shares acquired by it in the Placing will not be acquired on a non-discretionary basis on behalf of, nor will they be acquired with a view to their offer or resale to, persons in circumstances which may give rise to an offer of securities to the public other than an offer or resale in a member state of the EEA which has implemented the Prospectus Directive to Qualified Investors, or in circumstances in which the prior consent of the Joint Global Co-ordinators has been given to each such proposed offer or resale.

The Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the foregoing representations, warranties, acknowledgements and agreements.

No prospectus

No prospectus or other offering document has been or will be submitted to be approved by the FCA or the London Stock Exchange in relation to the Placing and no such prospectus is required to be published.

Placees' commitments will be made solely on the basis of the information contained in this Announcement and any Exchange Information (as defined below) previously published by the Company. Each Placee, by participating in the Placing, agrees that the content of this Announcement and all such Exchange Information is exclusively the responsibility of the Company and confirms that it has neither received nor relied on any other information, representation, warranty, or statement made by or on behalf of the Company or the Joint Global Co-ordinators or any other person and none of the Joint Global Co-ordinators or the Company nor any other person will be liable for any Placee's decision to participate in the Placing based on any other information, representation, warranty or statement which the Placees may have obtained or received. Each Placee acknowledges and agrees that it has relied on its own investigation of the business, financial or other position of the Company in accepting a participation in the Placing. Nothing in this paragraph shall exclude the liability of any person for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Details of the Placing Agreement and the Placing Shares

The Joint Global Co-ordinators have today entered into the Placing Agreement with the Company under which they have agreed as agents for the Company to use their respective reasonable endeavours to procure Placees to take up the Placing Shares, on the terms and subject to the conditions set out therein, at a price and at a number to be determined following the Bookbuild.

The Placing Shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares, including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid on or in respect of the Ordinary Shares after the date of issue of the Placing Shares, and will on issue be free of all pre-emption rights, claims, liens, charges, encumbrances and equities.

Applications for admission to listing and trading

Applications will be made to the FCA for admission of the Placing Shares to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to the London Stock Exchange for admission to trading of the Placing Shares on its main market for listed securities. It is expected that Admission of the Placing Shares will become effective at or around 8:00 a.m. on 14 July 2015 and that dealings in the Placing Shares will commence at that time.

The Company intends to pursue a listing of its Ordinary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Subject to the Company completing a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the Company currently intends to apply to the FCA and the London Stock Exchange requesting the cancellation of admission of the Ordinary Shares on the Official List and of trading in the Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities.

 

Bookbuild

The Joint Global Co-ordinators will today commence the Bookbuild to determine demand for participation in the Placing by Placees. This Appendix gives details of the terms and conditions of, and the mechanics of participation in, the Placing. No commissions will be paid to Placees or by Placees in respect of any Placing Shares.

The Joint Global Co-ordinators and the Company shall be entitled to effect the Placing by such alternative method to the Bookbuild as they may, in their sole discretion, determine.

Principal terms of the Placing

1.     The Joint Global Co-ordinators are arranging the Placing severally, and not jointly or jointly and severally, as Joint Global Co-ordinators and agents of the Company. Participation will only be available to persons who may lawfully be, and are, invited to participate by any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators. Each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators and their respective affiliates are entitled to enter bids as principal in the Bookbuild.

2.     Following the Bookbuild, the Joint Global Co-ordinators, in agreement with the Company, will establish the Placing Price payable to the Joint Global Co-ordinators by all Placees whose bids are successful. The Placing Price and the aggregate proceeds to be raised through the Placing will be agreed between the Joint Global Co-ordinators and the Company following completion of the Bookbuild and will be recorded in the terms of subscription (the "Terms of Subscription"). The Placing Price and the number of Placing Shares to be issued will be announced on a Regulatory Information Service following completion of the Bookbuild.

3.     To bid in the Bookbuild, Placees should communicate their bid by telephone to their usual sales contact at one of the Joint Global Co-ordinators. Each bid should state the number of Placing Shares which the prospective Placee wishes to acquire at the Placing Price which is ultimately established by the Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators or at prices up to a price limit specified in its bid. Bids may be scaled down by the Joint Global Co-ordinators on the basis referred to in paragraph 6 below.

4.     The Bookbuild is expected to close no later than 9.00 p.m. (London time) on 9 July 2015 but may be closed earlier or later at the discretion of the Joint Global Co-ordinators. The Joint Global Co-ordinators may, in agreement with the Company, accept bids that are received after the Bookbuild has closed. The Company reserves the right to reduce or seek to increase the amount to be raised pursuant to the Placing in its discretion.

5.     Each prospective Placee's allocation and commitment will be confirmed to Placees orally by the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator as soon as practicable following the close of the Bookbuild, and a contract note or electronic trade confirmation will be dispatched as soon as possible thereafter. The terms of this Appendix will be deemed incorporated therein. The relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator's oral confirmation to such Placee will constitute an irrevocable legally binding commitment upon the Placee concerned in favour of such Joint Global Co-ordinator and the Company under which such Placee agrees to subscribe for the number of Placing Shares allocated to it and to pay the relevant Placing Price on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in this Appendix and in accordance with the Company's corporate documents. Each Placee's obligations will be owed to the Company.

6.     Subject to paragraphs 3 to 5 above, the Joint Global Co-ordinators will, in effecting the Placing, consult with the Company as to the identity of the Placees and the basis of allocation of the Placing Shares provided, however, that the final decision as to the identity of the Placees and the basis of allocation of the Placing Shares shall be for the Joint Global Co-ordinators in their absolute discretion. The Joint Global Co-ordinators may also, notwithstanding paragraphs 3 to 5 above, subject to the prior consent of the Company (i) allocate Placing Shares after the time of any initial allocation to any person submitting a bid after that time and (ii) allocate Placing Shares after the Bookbuild has closed to any person submitting a bid after that time.

7.     A bid in the Bookbuild will be made on the terms and subject to the conditions in this Appendix and will be legally binding on the Placee on behalf of which it is made and except with the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator's consent will not be capable of variation or revocation after the time at which it is submitted. Each Placee will also have an immediate, separate, irrevocable and binding obligation, owed to the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator, to pay it (or as it may direct) in cleared funds an amount equal to the product of the Placing Price and the number of Placing Shares that such Placee has agreed to subscribe for and the Company has agreed to allot and issue to that Placee.

8.     Except as required by law or regulation, no press release or other announcement will be made by the Joint Global Co-ordinators or the Company using the name of any Placee (or its agent), in its capacity as Placee (or agent), other than with such Placee's prior written consent.

9.     Irrespective of the time at which a Placee's allocation pursuant to the Placing is confirmed, settlement for all Placing Shares to be subscribed for pursuant to the Placing will be required to be made at the same time on the basis explained below under the paragraph entitled "Registration and Settlement".

10.  All obligations under the Bookbuild and Placing will be subject to fulfilment or (where applicable) waiver of the conditions referred to below under "Conditions of the Placing" and to the Placing not being terminated on the basis referred to below under "Termination of the Placing".

11.  By participating in the Bookbuild, each Placee agrees that its rights and obligations in respect of the Placing will terminate only in the circumstances described below and will not be capable of rescission or termination by the Placee.

12.  To the fullest extent permissible by law, neither the Joint Global Co-ordinators, the Company nor any of their respective affiliates, agents, directors, officers or employees shall have any responsibility or liability to Placees (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise). In particular, neither the Joint Global Co-ordinators, the Company nor any of their respective affiliates shall have any responsibility or liability (including to the extent permissible by law, any fiduciary duties) in respect of the Joint Global Co-ordinators' conduct of the Bookbuild or of such alternative method of effecting the Placing as the Joint Global Co-ordinators, their respective affiliates and the Company may agree.

Conditions of the Placing

The Placing is conditional upon the Placing Agreement becoming unconditional and not having been terminated in accordance with its terms.

The Joint Global Co-ordinators' obligations under the Placing Agreement are conditional on, inter alia:

(a)   Admission occurring not later than 8:00 a.m. London time on 31 July 2015 (or such later time and/or date as the Joint Global Co-ordinators and the Company may agree in writing);

(b)   the representations, warranties, undertakings and covenants of the Company contained in the Placing Agreement being true, accurate and complete on and as of the date of the Placing Agreement, as at the time of execution of the Terms of Subscription and immediately before Admission;

(c)   the Company having complied with all of its obligations to be performed or satisfied under the Placing Agreement on or before Admission;  

(d)   the Terms of Subscription having been executed and delivered by the Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators;

(e)   the publication of the results of the Placing on a Regulatory Information Service as soon as practicable after the execution of the Terms of Subscription and in any event by not later than 8:00 a.m. London time on 16 July 2015 (or such later time and/or date as the Joint Global Co-ordinators and the Company may agree in writing); and

(f)    the Company allotting, subject only to Admission, the Placing Shares in accordance with the Placing Agreement.

If (i) any of the conditions contained in the Placing Agreement, including those described above, are not fulfilled or (where applicable) waived by the Joint Global Co-ordinators by the respective time or date where specified (or such later time or date as the Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators may agree) or (ii) the Placing Agreement is terminated in the circumstances specified below under the paragraph entitled "Termination of the Placing", the Placing will lapse and the Placees' rights and obligations hereunder in relation to the Placing Shares shall cease and terminate at such time and each Placee agrees that no claim can be made by it or on its behalf (or any person on whose behalf the Placee is acting) in respect thereof.

The Joint Global Co-ordinators may, at their discretion and upon such terms as they think fit, waive fulfilment of all or any conditions in the Placing Agreement or extend the time provided for fulfilment of any such conditions in respect of all or any part of the performance thereof, save that the above conditions relating, inter alia, to Admission taking place may not be waived. Any such extension or waiver will not affect Placees' commitments as set out in this Announcement.

None of the Joint Global Co-ordinators shall have any liability to any Placee (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise) in respect of any decision it may make as to whether or not to waive or to extend the time and/or date for the satisfaction of any condition to the Placing nor for any decision they may make as to the satisfaction of any condition or in respect of the Placing generally and by participating in the Placing each Placee agrees that any such decision is within the absolute discretion of the Joint Global Co-ordinators.

Termination of the Placing

The Joint Global Co-ordinators are entitled, at any time before Admission, to terminate the Placing Agreement in accordance with the terms of the Placing Agreement in certain circumstances, including, inter alia if any of the following occurs:

(a)   any breach of the representations and warranties given in the Placing Agreement or any failure to perform any of the Company's undertakings in the Placing Agreement at the times specified therein;

(b)   any material adverse effect or change in or affecting, or any development reasonably likely to give rise to or involve a material adverse change, in or affecting, the condition (financial, operational, legal or otherwise) or in the earnings, results of operations, business affairs, management, properties, assets, rights, operations, solvency, credit rating, prospects or funding position of the Company and the Company and its subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings (the "Group") whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business; or

(c)   the occurrence or, in the opinion of any Joint Global Co-ordinator, it being reasonably likely that there will occur:

(i)    any material adverse change in the financial markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, the BVI,  any member or associate member of the European Union or the international financial markets;

(ii)   a suspension or material limitation in the trading in securities by the London Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange or the fixing of minimum or maximum prices for trading or maximum ranges for prices of securities being required by any said exchanges or by such system or by order of any governmental authority or the occurrence of a material disruption in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States or the European Union or the announcement of an intended withdrawal from the Euro currency and/or the European Union or intended redenomination of any obligation, public or private, by Greece;

(iii)  any actual or officially announced change in the United Kingdom or the BVI or any other taxation that would have a materially adverse effect on any member of the Group, the allotment, issue or delivery of the Placing Shares or depository interests representing the Placing Shares or any imposition of exchange controls by the United States, United Kingdom, the BVI or any member or associate member of the European Union;

(iv)  a banking moratorium declared by the authorities in the United States, the United Kingdom, the BVI, New York or a member or associate member of the European Union; or

(v)   any event which in the opinion of any Joint Global Co-ordinator, would make it impracticable or inadvisable to market the Placing Shares or to enforce contracts for sale of the Ordinary Shares or which may prejudice the success of the Placing or dealings in the Placing Shares in the secondary market.

Upon such notice being given, the parties to the Placing Agreement shall be released and discharged (except for any liability arising before or in relation to such termination) from their respective obligations under or pursuant to the Placing Agreement, subject to certain exceptions.

By participating in the Placing, each Placee agrees that (i) the exercise by any Joint Global Co-ordinator of any right of termination or of any other discretion under the Placing Agreement shall be within the absolute discretion of the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator and that it need not make any reference to Placees and that it shall have no liability to Placees whatsoever in connection with any such exercise or failure to so exercise and (ii) its rights and obligations terminate only in the circumstances described above and under the paragraph entitled "Conditions of the Placing" above, and its participation will not be capable of rescission or termination by it after oral confirmation by the Joint Global Co-ordinators of its allocation and commitments following the close of the Bookbuild.

Lock-up arrangements

As part of the Placing, the Company has agreed that it will not issue or sell any Ordinary Shares for a period of 60 days after Admission without the prior written consent of the Lead Global Co-ordinator. This lock-up arrangement is subject to (i) the customary exception of the issue and offer by or on behalf of the Company of the Placing Shares and the issue by the Company of any Placing Shares upon the exercise of any existing options, including any options or restricted share grants under the Company's share option scheme, or the warrants to subscribe for Ordinary Shares issued pursuant to the warrant instrument entered into by the Company on 10 April 2014 and (ii) the issue by the Company of Ordinary Shares in connection with an acquisition of shares or assets by the Company.

Registration and settlement

Each Placee allocated Placing Shares in the Placing will be sent a contract note or electronic trade confirmation in accordance with the standing arrangements in place with the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator stating the number of Placing Shares allocated to it at the Placing Price, the aggregate amount owed by such Placee to the Joint Global Co-ordinator and settlement instructions. Each Placee agrees that it will do all things necessary to ensure that delivery and payment is completed in accordance with the standing CREST or certificated settlement instructions in respect of the Placing Shares that it has in place with the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator.

Settlement of transactions in the Placing Shares (ISIN: VGG6564A1057) following Admission will take place within the CREST system, in the form of depository interests representing the Placing Shares, subject to certain exceptions. Settlement through CREST is expected to be on 14 July 2015 on a T+3 basis in accordance with the instructions set out in the contract note or electronic trade confirmation sent to Placees unless otherwise notified by the Joint Global Co-ordinators. Settlement will be on a delivery versus payment basis. However, in the event of any difficulties or delays in the admission of the Placing Shares to CREST or the use of CREST in relation to the Placing, the Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators may agree that the Placing Shares should be issued in certificated form. The Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators reserve the right to require settlement for and delivery of the Placing Shares to Placees by such other means that they deem necessary if delivery or settlement is not practicable within the CREST system within the timetable set out in this Announcement or would not be consistent with the regulatory requirements in the Placee's jurisdiction.

Interest is chargeable daily on payments not received from Placees on the due date in accordance with the arrangements set out above at the rate of two percentage points above prevailing LIBOR as determined by the Joint Global Co-ordinators.

Each Placee is deemed to agree that, if it does not comply with these obligations, the Joint Global Co-ordinators may sell any or all of the Placing Shares allocated to that Placee on such Placee's behalf and retain from the proceeds, for the Joint Global Co-ordinators' account and benefit, an amount equal to the aggregate amount owed by the Placee plus any interest due. The relevant Placee will, however, remain liable for any shortfall below the aggregate amount owed by it and may be required to bear any taxes or duties (together with any related interest, fines or penalties) imposed in any jurisdiction which may arise upon the sale of such Placing Shares on such Placee's behalf.

When a Placee or person acting on behalf of the Placee is dealing with any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators, any money held in an account with any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators on behalf of the Placee and/or any person acting on behalf of the Placee, will not be treated as client money within the meaning of the rules and regulations of the FCA made under FSMA. The Placee acknowledges that the money will not be subject to the protections conferred by the client money rules; as a consequence, this money will not be segregated from the Joint Global Co-ordinators' money in accordance with the client money rules and will be used by each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators in the course of its own business and the Placees will rank only as a general creditor of the relevant Joint Global Co-ordinator.

If Placing Shares are to be delivered to a custodian or settlement agent, Placees should ensure that upon receipt the contract note or electronic trade confirmation is copied and delivered immediately to the relevant person within that organisation.

Representations, warranties and acknowledgements

By submitting a bid in the Bookbuild, each prospective Placee (and any person acting on such Placee's behalf) represents, warrants, acknowledges and agrees (for itself and for any such prospective Placee) that:

1.     it has read and understood this Announcement, including this Appendix, in its entirety and that its subscription for the Placing Shares is subject to and based upon all the terms, conditions, representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings and other information contained herein;

2.     it has not received a prospectus or other offering document in connection with the Bookbuild, the Placing or the Placing Shares and acknowledges that no prospectus or other offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Bookbuild, the Placing or in the Placing Shares;

3.     it will not distribute, forward, transfer or otherwise transmit this Announcement or any part of it, or any other presentational or other materials concerning the Placing (including electronic copies thereof) to any person, and it has not distributed, forwarded, transferred or otherwise transmitted any such materials to any person;

4.     the Company's Ordinary Shares are admitted to the standard listing segment of the Official List, and that the Company is therefore required to publish certain business and financial information in accordance with the rules and practices of the FCA, and that it is able to obtain or access such information and comparable information concerning other publicly traded companies without undue difficulty;

5.     it has knowledge and experience in financial, business and international investment matters as is required to evaluate the merits and risks of acquiring the Placing Shares. It further acknowledges that it is experienced in investing in securities of this nature, and is aware that it may be required to bear, and is able to bear, the economic risk of, and is able to sustain, a complete loss in connection with the Placing;

6.     the content of this Announcement is exclusively the responsibility of the Company and that none of the Joint Global Co-ordinators, any of their affiliates or any persons acting on their behalf is responsible for or has or shall have any liability for any information or representation relating to the Company contained in this Announcement or any information publicly announced through a regulatory information services (as defined in the listing rules of the FCA) by or on behalf of the Company on or prior to the date of this Announcement (the "Exchange Information"), provided that nothing in this paragraph excludes the liability of any person for fraudulent misrepresentation made by such person;

7.     the only information on which it is entitled to rely and on which such Placee has relied in committing itself to subscribe for the Placing Shares is contained in this Announcement and any Exchange Information, such information being all that it deems necessary to make an investment decision in respect of the Placing Shares and that it has neither received nor relied on any other information given or representations, warrants or statements, express or implied, made by or any view expressed by any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators, the Company or any of their affiliates (including in any management presentation delivered in respect of the Bookbuild) with respect to the Company, the Placing or the Placing Shares or the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of any information contained in this Announcement, the Exchange Information or otherwise, provided that nothing in this paragraph excludes the liability of any person for fraudulent misrepresentation made by such person;

8.     it may not rely on any investigation that any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators, their affiliates or any person acting on their behalf may or may not have conducted with respect to the Company and its affiliates or the Placing and neither the Joint Global Co-ordinators nor any of their affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf has made any representation or warranty to it, express or implied, with respect to the merits of the Placing, the subscription for or purchase of the Placing Shares, or as to the condition, financial or otherwise, of the Company and its affiliates, or as to any other matter relating thereto, and nothing herein shall be construed as a recommendation to it to subscribe for the Placing Shares. It acknowledges and agrees that no information has been prepared by, or is the responsibility of, the Joint Global Co-ordinators or any of their affiliates or any person acting on their behalf for the purposes of this Placing;

9.     it has conducted its own due diligence, examination and assessment of the Company, the Placing Shares and the terms of the Placing (including the merits and risks involved) and satisfied itself that the information resulting from such investigation is still current and relied on that investigation for the purposes of its decision to participate in the Placing;

10.  the Joint Global Co-ordinators will not be liable for any Placee's decision to participate in the Placing based on any information, representation, warranty or statement contained in this Announcement or otherwise;

11.  it will not hold any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators or any of their affiliates or any person acting on their behalf responsible or liable for any misstatements in or omission from any publicly available information relating to the Group or information made available (whether in written or oral form) relating to the Group (the "Information") and that none of the Joint Global Co-ordinators, their affiliates or any person acting on their behalf, makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of such Information or accepts any responsibility for any of such Information;

12.  the Placing Shares have not been registered or otherwise qualified, and will not be registered or otherwise qualified, for offer and sale with any securities regulatory authority of the United States, or any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or any jurisdiction in which registration may be required;

13.  subject to certain exceptions, the Placing Shares may not be offered, sold, taken up, renounced or delivered or transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or any jurisdiction in which it would be unlawful to do so and no action has been or will be taken by any of the Company, the Joint Global Co-ordinators or any person acting on behalf of the Company or the Joint Global Co-ordinators that would, or is intended to, permit a public offer of the Placing Shares in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any country or jurisdiction where any such action for that purpose is required;

14.  unless otherwise specifically agreed with a Joint Global Co-ordinator, that it is not and at the time the Placing Shares are acquired, neither it nor the beneficial owner of the Placing Shares will be, a resident of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa;

15.  it has not offered or sold and will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in the EEA prior to Admission except to Qualified Investors or otherwise in circumstances which have not resulted and which will not result in an offer to the public in any member state of the EEA within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive;

16.  it and/or each person on whose behalf it is participating:

(a) is entitled to acquire Placing Shares pursuant to the Placing under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions and has fully observed such laws;

(b) has capacity and authority and is entitled to enter into and perform its obligations as a subscriber of Placing Shares and will honour such obligations; and

(c)  has obtained all necessary consents and authorities (including, without limitation, in the case of a person acting on behalf of a Placee, all necessary consents and authorities to agree to the terms set out or referred to in this Appendix) to enable it to enter into the transactions contemplated hereby and to perform its obligations in relation thereto;

17.  if it is a pension fund or investment company, its acquisition of Placing Shares is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations;

18.  it is a Relevant Person and undertakes that it will acquire, hold, manage or dispose of any Placing Shares that are allocated to it for the purposes of its business and, in particular:

(a) if in a member state of the EEA, unless otherwise specifically agreed with a Joint Global Co-ordinator in writing, it is a Qualified Investor;

(b) if in the United Kingdom, that it is a person (i) having professional experience in matters relating to investments who falls within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Order or (ii) who falls within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("High Net Worth Companies, Unincorporated Associations, etc.") of the Order, or (iii) to whom this Announcement may otherwise lawfully be communicated;

19.  it and the prospective beneficial owner of the Placing Shares is, and at the time the Placing Shares are acquired will be, either (i) outside the United States acquiring the Placing Shares in an "offshore transaction" as defined in, and in compliance with, Regulation S or (ii) an investor purchasing in reliance on an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act;

20.  if it is a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive:

(a)   the Placing Shares purchased by it in the Placing will not be acquired on a non-discretionary basis on behalf of, nor will they be acquired with a view to their offer or resale to, persons in circumstances which may give rise to an offer of securities to the public other than an offer or resale in any member state of the EEA which has implemented the Prospectus Directive to Qualified Investors, or in circumstances in which the prior consent of the Joint Global Co-ordinators has been given to each proposed offer or resale; or

(b)   where Placing Shares have been acquired by it on behalf of persons in any member state of the EEA other than Qualified Investors, the offer of those Placing Shares to it is not treated under the Prospectus Directive as having been made to such persons;

21.  it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and it will only communicate or cause to be communicated any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of FSMA) relating to the Placing Shares in circumstances in which section 21(1) of FSMA does not require approval of the communication by an authorised person;

22.  it has complied, and will comply, with all applicable provisions of FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the Placing Shares in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom;

23.  it is acquiring the Placing Shares for its own account or is acquiring the Placing Shares for an account with respect to which it exercises sole investment discretion and has the authority to make and does make the acknowledgements, representations and agreements contained in this Announcement;

24.  it is purchasing the Placing Shares for investment purposes, and not with a view to distribution or resale, directly or indirectly, in the United States or otherwise in violation of United States securities laws;

25.  it understands that the Placing Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act or with any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and that the Placing Shares may not be reoffered, resold, pledged or otherwise transferred except (a) outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the US Securities Act, (b) pursuant to an effective registration statement under the US Securities Act, (c) pursuant to Rule 144 under the US Securities Act (if available), (d) pursuant to Rule 144A under the US Securities Act (if available) or (e) in a transaction pursuant to another exemption from, or a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act, in each case in compliance with all applicable laws;

26.  it understands that the Placing Shares are being offered and sold in a transaction that is exempt from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and are "restricted securities" within the meaning of Rule 144(a)(3) under the US Securities Act and no representation can be made as to the availability of the exemptions provided by Rule 144 or Rule 144A for resales of the Placing Shares;

27.  it agrees not to deposit the Placing Shares or any Placing Shares obtained or purchased in one or more prearranged transactions in substitution therefor into any depositary receipt facility in respect of Placing Shares established or maintained by a depositary bank, other than a Rule 144A restricted depositary receipt facility, unless and until such time as such Placing Shares are no longer "restricted securities" within the meaning of Rule 144(a)(3) under the US Securities Act or are eligible for resale in accordance with Rule 144(k) under the US Securities Act;

28.  it understands that the Company may move its listing from the London Stock Exchange to either the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market and in connection therewith will use commercially reasonable efforts to register the Placing Shares for resale pursuant to an effective resale registration statement filed in the United States under the US Securities Act ("Resale Registration Statement") to facilitate unrestricted trading on such exchange. For so long as the Placing Shares are "restricted securities" within the meaning of Rule 144(a)(3) under the US Securities Act, then in connection with any such Resale Registration Statement, it hereby agrees to notify the Company of its position in the Placing Shares and, if it desires to have its Placing Shares eligible for resale under the Resale Registration Statement, consent to it being named as a selling stockholder in the Resale Registration Statement. If it transfers the Placing Shares to a QIB under Rule 144A, it agrees to (i) provide the transferee with a copy of these terms and conditions (and advise the transferee to provide any subsequent transferee with a copy of these terms and conditions) and (ii) advise any such transferee to notify the Company (by email to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]) of such transfer (and to advise such transferee to notify any subsequent transferee to notify the Company of subsequent transfers) so that such transferee (or subsequent transferees) can be included in any future resale prospectus filed by the Company during the one year period following registration under the US Securities Act;

 

29.  it has complied with its obligations in connection with money laundering and terrorist financing under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Criminal Justice Act 1993, the Terrorism Act 2000, the Terrorism Act 2006, the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any government agency having jurisdiction in respect thereof (the "Regulations") and, if making payment on behalf of a third party, that satisfactory evidence has been obtained and recorded by it to verify the identity of the third party as required by the Regulations;

30.  it may be asked to disclose in writing or orally to the Joint Global Co-ordinators:

(a)   if he or she is an individual, his or her nationality; or

(b)   if he or she is a discretionary fund manager, the jurisdiction in which the funds are managed or owned.

31.  it will make payment to the Joint Global Co-ordinators in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Announcement on the due times and dates set out in this Announcement, failing which the relevant Placing Shares may be placed with others on such terms as the Joint Global Co-ordinators determine and without liability to such Placee, who will remain liable for any amount by which the net proceeds of such sale falls short of the product of the relevant Placing Price and the number of Placing Shares allocated to it and may be required to bear any taxes or duties (together with any related interest, fines or penalties) which may arise on the sale of such Placee's Placing Shares;

32.  its allocation (if any) of Placing Shares will represent a maximum number of Placing Shares which it will be entitled, and required, to subscribe for, and that the Company may call upon it to subscribe for a lower number of Placing Shares (if any), but in no event in aggregate more than the aforementioned maximum;

33.  the Placing Shares will be issued subject to the terms and conditions of this Appendix and that its commitment to acquire Placing Shares on the terms set out herein will continue notwithstanding any amendment that may in future be made to the terms and conditions of the Placing and that Placees will have no right to be consulted or require that their consent be obtained with respect to the Company's or the Joint Global Co-ordinators' conduct of the Placing;

34.  the Joint Global Co-ordinators do not owe fiduciary or other duties to any Placee in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities in the Placing Agreement;

35.  none of the Joint Global Co-ordinators, their respective affiliates and any person acting on behalf of any of them is making any recommendations to it, advising it regarding the suitability of any transactions it may enter into in connection with the Placing and that participation in the Placing is on the basis that it is not and will not be a client of any of the Joint Global Co-ordinators and that the Joint Global Co-ordinators have no duties or responsibilities to it for providing the protections afforded to their clients or customers or for providing advice in relation to the Placing nor in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities contained in the Placing Agreement nor for the exercise or performance of any of its rights and obligations thereunder including any rights to waive or vary any conditions or exercise any termination right;

36.  it has neither received nor relied on any inside information concerning the Company in accepting the invitation to participate in the Placing and it is not subscribing for the Placing Shares on the basis of material non-public information;

37.  in connection with the Placing, the Joint Global Co-ordinators and any of their affiliates acting as an investor for its own account may subscribe for Placing Shares in the Company and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for its own account such Placing Shares in the Company and any securities of the Company or related investments and may offer or sell such securities or other investments otherwise than in connection with the Placing. Accordingly, references in this Announcement to shares being issued, offered or placed should be read as including any issue, offering or placement of such shares in the Company to each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators or any of their affiliates acting in such capacity. In addition each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators and any of their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators and any of their affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of such securities of the Company, including the Placing Shares. The Joint Global Co-ordinators do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so;

38.  the Company, the Joint Global Co-ordinators, their respective affiliates and others will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the foregoing representations, warranties, acknowledgements and agreements, which are given for the benefit of each of the Company and the Joint Global Co-ordinators (for their own benefit and, where relevant, the benefit of their respective affiliates and any person acting on their behalf) and are irrevocable and it irrevocably authorises the Joint Global Co-ordinators to produce this Announcement, pursuant to, in connection with, or as may be required by any applicable law or regulation, administrative or legal proceeding or official inquiry with respect to the matters set forth herein;

39.  the rights and remedies of the Joint Global Co-ordinators and the Company under the terms and conditions in this Appendix are in addition to any rights and remedies which would otherwise be available to each of them and the exercise or partial exercise of one will not prevent the exercise of others; and

40.  these terms and conditions of the Placing and any agreements entered into by it pursuant to these terms and conditions of the Placing, and all non-contractual or other obligations arising out of or in connection with them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and it submits (on behalf of itself and on behalf of any person on whose behalf it is acting) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim, dispute or matter arising out of any such contract (including any dispute regarding the existence, validity or termination of such contract or relating to any non-contractual or other obligation arising out of or in connection with such contract), except that enforcement proceedings in respect of the obligation to make payment for the Placing Shares (together with any interest chargeable thereon) may be taken by either the Company or the Joint Global Co-ordinators in any jurisdiction in which the relevant Placee is incorporated or in which any of its securities have a quotation on a recognised stock exchange.

Indemnity

By participating in the Placing, each Placee (and any person acting on such Placee's behalf) agrees to indemnify on an after-tax basis and hold the Company, each of the Joint Global Co-ordinators and each of their respective affiliates harmless from any and all costs, claims, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with any breach of the representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings given by the Placee in this Appendix and further agrees that the provisions of this Appendix shall survive after completion of the Placing.

Taxation

The allotment and issue of Placing Shares to Placees (or the persons for whom Placees are contracting as agent), together with any transfer of Placing Shares by the Joint Global Co-ordinators on a Placee's behalf, should be free of any transfer tax imposed in the British Virgin Islands.

The allotment and issue of Placing Shares to Placees (or the persons for whom Placees are contracting as agent) should be free of any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax under the laws of the United Kingdom, provided that: (a) no register for the Placing Shares is kept in the United Kingdom by or on behalf of the Company, and (b) the Placing Shares are not paired with shares issued by a body corporate incorporated in the United Kingdom. If there are any circumstances in which any other stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax (together with interest and penalties) is payable in respect of the issue of the Placing Shares, neither the Joint Global Co-ordinators nor the Company nor any of their affiliates shall be responsible for the payment thereof.

Placees are advised to consult with their own advisers regarding the tax aspects of the subscription for Placing Shares.


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