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You are attempting to enter the area of this website that is designated for the publication of documents and information in connection with the proposed offer pursuant to which Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (“Seplat”) may acquire the entire issued share capital of Eland Oil and Gas Plc (“Eland”) (the “Offer”) to be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement. The information contained in this website is made available in good faith and for information purposes only and is subject to the terms and conditions set out below. In particular, the information contained in this website does not constitute an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or any invitation or solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities pursuant to the Offer or otherwise in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
The full terms and conditions of the Offer will be set out in the formal scheme document. In deciding whether or not to accept the Offer, shareholders of Eland should rely only on the information contained and procedures described in the formal scheme document.
The Offer shall be subject to the applicable requirements of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Takeover Code”), the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Panel”), London Stock Exchange, the Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Listing Authority.
Terms defined in the announcement of the Offer dated 15th October 2019 shall have the same meaning when used in this notice.
Access to the Website
If you would like to view this area of the website, please read this notice carefully. This notice applies to all persons who view this area of the website and, depending on where you are located, may affect your rights or responsibilities. Seplat reserves the right to amend or update this notice at any time and you should, therefore, read it in full each time you visit this area of the website. In addition, the contents of this area of the website may be amended at any time in whole or in part at the sole discretion of Seplat.
As a consequence of legal restrictions, the release, publication or distribution of information contained on this area of the website in certain jurisdictions or to certain persons may be restricted or unlawful. All persons resident or located outside the United Kingdom who wish to view this area of the website must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements that prohibit or restrict them from doing so and should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable legal or regulatory requirements applicable in their jurisdiction. If you are resident or located in a country that renders the accessing of this area of the website or parts thereof illegal, whether or not subject to making certain notifications or taking other action, you should not view this area of the website.
It is your responsibility to satisfy yourself as to the full observance of any relevant laws and regulatory requirements. If you are in any doubt, you should not continue to seek to access this area of the website.
You should not forward, transmit or show the announcements, information or documents contained in this area of the website to any person. In particular, you should not forward or transmit the announcements, information or documents contained therein to any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so.
Unless otherwise determined by Seplat or required by the Takeover Code, and permitted by applicable law and regulation, the Offer shall not be made available, directly or indirectly, in, into or from a jurisdiction where to do so would violate the laws in that jurisdiction and no person may vote in favour of the Offer by any such use, means, instrumentality or form within a jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of that jurisdiction.
The materials contained on this part of the website does not constitute an offering of securities in the United States. Any securities referred to in these materials have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the “US Securities Act”), or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States.
Forward Looking Statements
This area of the website contains “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Seplat and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. The forward-looking statements contained in this area of the website include statements relating to the expected effects of the Offer on Eland, the expected timing and scope of the Offer, and other statements other than historical facts.
Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements typically containing words such as “intends”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “targets”, “estimates”, “plans”, “strategy”, “will”, “should”, “may” and words of similar import. These forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. 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. 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 Offer, 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, costs associated with research and development, changes in the prospects for products in the research and development pipeline of Eland, customers’ strategies and stability, changes in the regulatory environment, fluctuations or 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. Seplat does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.
Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Neither Seplat nor any of its affiliated companies 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.
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