Other than in compliance with applicable law, the publication, dispatch, distribution, dissemination or making available of (i) this offer document, (ii) a summary of or other description of the conditions contained in this offer document or (iii) other documents connected with the offer outside of the Republic of Austria is not permitted. The bidder and the Target Company do not assume any responsibility for any violation of the above-mentioned provision. In particular, the offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in the United States, its territories or possessions or any area subject to its jurisdiction, nor may it be accepted in or from the United States. Further, this offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in Australia or Japan, nor may it be accepted in or from Australia or Japan.
This offer document does not constitute a solicitation or invitation to offer shares in the Target Company in or from any jurisdiction where it is prohibited to make such invitation or solicitation or where it is prohibited to launch an offer by or to certain individuals. The offer will neither be approved by an authority outside the Republic of Austria nor has an application for such an approval been filed.
Shareholders who come into possession of the offer document outside the Republic of Austria and/or who wish to accept the offer outside the Republic of Austria are advised to inform themselves of the relevant applicable legal provisions and to comply with them. The bidder and the Target Company do not assume any responsibility in connection with an acceptance of the Offer or its acceptance outside the Republic of Austria.