DISCLAIMER – IMPORTANT
Recommended cash offer (the “Offer”) by Aristocrat (UK) Holdings Limited (“UK Bidco”), a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (“Aristocrat”) for Playtech plc (“Playtech”)
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ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER SECURITIES LAWS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. THIS NOTICE REQUIRES YOU TO CONFIRM CERTAIN MATTERS (INCLUDING THAT YOU ARE NOT RESIDENT IN SUCH A JURISDICTION), BEFORE YOU MAY OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS NOT DIRECTED AT, AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ACCESSIBLE BY, PERSONS RESIDENT OR LOCATED IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF THAT JURISDICTION OR WOULD RESULT IN A REQUIREMENT TO COMPLY WITH CONSENT OR OTHER FORMALITY WHICH ARISTOCRAT AND/OR UK BIDCO REGARDS AS UNDULY ONEROUS (EACH A “RESTRICTED JURISDICTION”).
THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION (THE “INFORMATION”) PUBLISHED BY ARISTOCRAT, UK BIDCO AND PLAYTECH RELATING TO THE OFFER IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE “CODE”) TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY MEANS OF A SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT. 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.
Please read this notice carefully - it applies to all persons who view this website and, depending upon who you are and where you live, it may affect your rights. This notice and the information contained herein may be altered or updated from time to time, and should be read in full carefully each time you visit this website. In addition, the contents of this website may be amended at any time, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.
Nothing on this website, nor anything which can be downloaded from it, is intended to, and does not, constitute or form any part of an offer for sale or subscription or any solicitation for any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities, or the solicitation of any votes attaching to securities which are the subject of the Offer 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 vote in favour of the Offer, Playtech shareholders should rely only on the information contained in the formal Scheme.
Terms defined in the announcement of the Offer dated 17 October 2021 shall have the same meaning when used in this notice.
Access to the website
To allow you to view the Information, you must read this notice in its entirety and then click “CONFIRM”. If you are unable to confirm you must click “DECLINE”.
Viewing the Information you are seeking to access may not be lawful in certain jurisdictions. In other jurisdictions, only certain categories of person may be allowed to view the Information. Any persons outside the United Kingdom who wish to view the Information 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 about, and observe, any legal or regulatory requirements applicable in their jurisdiction.
The Information must not be released or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into the United States or Australia or any other Restricted Jurisdiction, or to US persons ("US Persons") as defined in Regulation S of the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act").
If you are not a resident of or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction, you may access any communication or document in relation to the Offer but you are responsible for first satisfying yourself as to the full observance of the laws and regulatory requirements of your jurisdiction. If you are not permitted to view any communication or document in relation to the Offer by virtue of applicable laws or regulatory requirements, please exit this website.
Notice to US Investors
The Offer is being made to acquire the securities of an Isle of Man company by means of a scheme of arrangement provided for under the laws of the Isle of Man. A transaction implemented by means of a scheme of arrangement is not subject to the tender offer rules or the proxy solicitation rules of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “US Exchange Act”).
Accordingly, the Offer is subject to disclosure requirements and practices applicable in the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom to schemes of arrangement which differ from the disclosure requirements of US tender offer and proxy solicitation rules. Also, the financial information included in this website has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and thus may not be comparable to financial information of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. If Aristocrat and/or UK Bidco exercises its right in the future to implement the Offer by way of a takeover offer, that offer will be made in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations of the Isle of Man, the United Kingdom and the United States, including any exemptions under the US Exchange Act.
It may be difficult for US holders of Playtech shares to enforce their rights and claims arising out of the US federal securities laws, since Aristocrat, UK Bidco and Playtech are located in a country other than the United States, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of a country other than the United States. US holders of Playtech shares may not be able to sue a non-US company or its officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of the US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel a non-US company and its affiliates to subject themselves to a US court’s judgement.
In accordance with normal Isle of Man and UK practice and pursuant to Rule 14e-5(b) of the US Exchange Act, UK Bidco or its nominees, or its brokers (acting as agents), may from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, Playtech shares outside of the United States, other than pursuant to the Offer, before or during the period in which the Offer remains open for acceptance. Also, in accordance with Rule 14e-5(b) of the US Exchange Act, Goldman Sachs International will continue to act as an exempt principal trader in Playtech shares on the London Stock Exchange. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Any information about such purchases will be disclosed as required in the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom, will be reported to a Regulatory Information Service of the Financial Services Authority and will be available on the London Stock Exchange website, www.londonstockexchange.com.
Any securities referred to in the Information have not been and will not be registered under the 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 or to US Persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.
No offer will be made, directly or indirectly, in or into, a Restricted Jurisdiction and no offer will be capable of acceptance from or within a Restricted Jurisdiction except pursuant to an applicable exemption. The Information 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 may constitute a breach of any applicable local laws or regulations.
Basis of access
The Information is made available in good faith and does not constitute an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or an 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 Information has been prepared for the purposes of complying with English law, Isle of Man Law and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the Information may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this information had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of any jurisdiction outside of England and Wales or the Isle of Man.
The information contained in this website speaks only at the date of the relevant document or announcement reproduced in this website, and Aristocrat and UK Bidco have, and accept, no responsibility or duty to update any such information, document or announcement and reserve the right to add to, remove or amend any information reproduced in this website at any time.
Similarly, copies of the contents of the following pages (including documents posted thereon) are not being, and must not be, released or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into a Restricted Jurisdiction and persons receiving such documents (including custodians, nominees and trustees) must not distribute or send them in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction.
If you are not permitted to view materials on this website or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to view these materials, please exit this website and seek independent advice. Neither Aristocrat nor any of its advisors nor Playtech nor any of its advisers, assumes any responsibility for any violation by any person of any of these restrictions.
In relation to any document, announcement or information contained in this website, the only responsibility accepted by the directors of Aristocrat is for the correctness and fairness of its reproduction or presentation unless a responsibility statement in any relevant document expressly provides otherwise.
Neither the directors of Aristocrat, nor any of its affiliated companies, have reviewed, and no such person is or shall be responsible for or accepts any liability in respect of, any information contained on any other website which may be linked to this website by a third party.
The Information (including information incorporated by reference) in this website may contain forward-looking statements regarding Aristocrat’s or Playtech’s financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. 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”, “target”, “may”, “should”, “will” 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. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the respective documents and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any expected future results in such forward-looking statements. Aristocrat 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 website is intended to be a profit forecast.
If you are in any doubt about the contents of this website or the action you should take, you should seek your own financial advice from an independent financial adviser authorised under applicable laws in the relevant jurisdiction.
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