IMPORTANT NOTICE
 
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The materials and other information
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the materials displayed on or accessible via this website (the "materials") do not comprise a prospectus approved in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the "Prospectus Regulation") nor have they otherwise been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The materials are not directed at or accessible by persons located in the United States and the information displayed on or accessible via this website is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States.
The materials are directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments, thereby falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) persons falling within Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.) or (iv) other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated (the persons in (ii), (iii) and (iv) together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment activity to which the materials relate will only be available to and will only be engaged in with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act on the materials or any of their contents.
The release and availability of this website and the materials and information on this website may be restricted by law and therefore persons to whom such information is accessible should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions.
The materials do not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy, the Notes (as defined below), in the United States, the United Kingdom or any other jurisdiction.
This website and the materials and information on this website are not directed at, or intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity who is a citizen or resident of or located in any jurisdiction where such availability or use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation or which would subject the us and/or any of our holding companies, subsidiaries or affiliates to any registration or licensing requirement within such jurisdiction.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, it should be noted that the company’s auditors have not reviewed the information contained in these materials.
 
The Notes
These materials refer to certain securities (the “Notes”). The sale or distribution of the Notes to a particular jurisdiction may be restricted by law or contract. The selling restrictions for a Note are set out in the final prospectus which relates to it (the “Relevant Final Prospectus”) which will take precedence over anything in this notice.
No person should subscribe for any Notes except on the basis of information to be contained in the Relevant Final Prospectus, which will be downloadable from this website or the Regulatory News Service operated by the London Stock Exchange.
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold or (in the case of bearer Notes) delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S) except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and as set out in the Relevant Prospectus. The Notes may include bearer Notes that are subject to United States tax law requirements. Subject to certain exceptions permitted by U.S. tax regulations, the Notes may not be offered or sold or, in the case of bearer Notes, delivered within the United States or its possessions or to a United States person (as defined in the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and regulations there under), as set out further in the Relevant Prospectus. The Notes have not been and will not be approved or disapproved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission in the United States or any other United States regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of an investment in the Notes or the accuracy of the materials. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
The Notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For these purposes, a “retail investor” means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”) or (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (the “Insurance Distribution Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Regulation. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended, the “PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.
 

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