Potential share offer by Aviva plc for Friends Life Group Limited
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THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE CONTAINS ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION (THE “INFORMATION”) PUBLISHED BY FRIENDS LIFE GROUP LIMITED AND/OR AVIVA PLC RELATING TO THE OFFER IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE “CODE”). 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.
THE OFFER CANNOT BE VALIDLY ACCEPTED BY A SHAREHOLDER OR ANY OTHER PERSONS BY MEANS OF DOWNLOADING A COPY OF DOCUMENTS FROM THIS WEBSITE.
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The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would violate the law of that jurisdiction (a “Restricted Jurisdiction”),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 (and any related offer) 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.
The new Aviva plc shares (the "New Aviva Shares") have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "US Securities Act"), or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. Accordingly, the New Aviva Shares may not be offered, sold, resold, delivered, distributed or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration under the US Securities Act or an exemption therefrom. The New Aviva Shares are expected to be offered in the United States in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act provided by Section 3(a)(10) thereof.
In particular, the Offer will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into, a Restricted Jurisdiction and the Offer is not capable of acceptance from or within a Restricted Jurisdiction except pursuant to an applicable exemption. The Offer may not be downloaded or accessed by any person either in whole or in part from or within a Restricted Jurisdiction or where to do so would or may constitute a breach of any applicable local laws or regulations.
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The information (including information incorporated by reference) and documents in this section of the website may contain forward-looking statements regarding Friends Life Group Limited’s and Aviva plc’s financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in any document may be forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements also often use words such as "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "expect" and words of similar meaning. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. The important factors that could cause Friends Life Group Limited’s and Aviva plc’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, regulatory approvals that may require acceptance of conditions with potential adverse impacts, risks involving Friends Life Group Limited’s and Aviva plc’s ability to realise expected benefits under the Offer and general economic conditions.
These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the respective documents. Friends Life Group Limited expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement (except to the extent legally required).
Unless expressly stated otherwise, no statement contained or referred to in this section of the website is intended to be a profit forecast.
Responsibility for information
Goldman Sachs International is acting for Friends Life Group Limited and no one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to any other persons other than Friends Life Group Limited for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International, or for providing advice in relation to the Offer.
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