Recommended cash offer (the "Offer") for Chime Communications plc ("Chime") by Bell Bidder Limited ("Bidco") (the "Transaction").
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THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE CONTAINS ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION (THE "INFORMATION") PUBLISHED BY BIDCO AND/OR CHIME 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 THE CHIME SHAREHOLDERS OR ANY OTHER PERSONS BY MEANS OF DOWNLOADING A COPY OF THE OFFER 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The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would violate the law of that jurisdiction (a "Restricted Jurisdiction"),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 of Chime 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.
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Additional US information
The Offer relates to the shares of a UK company and will be subject to UK procedural and disclosure requirements that are different from those of the United States. Any financial statements or other financial information included in this section of the website may have been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. It may be difficult for US holders of shares in Chime to enforce their rights and any claims they may have arising under the US federal securities laws in connection with the Offer, since each of Chime and Bidco is located in a country other than the United States, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of countries other than the United States. US holders of shares in Chime may not be able to sue Chime, Bidco or their respective officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel Chime, Bidco and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or judgment of a US court.
The information (including information incorporated by reference) and documents in this section of the website may contain forward-looking statements regarding Chime's and/or Bidco'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 Chime's and/or Bidco's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the satisfaction of the conditions to the Offer, regulatory approvals that may require acceptance of conditions with potential adverse impacts and general economic conditions.
These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the respective documents. Chime and Bidco each 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
Robey Warshaw LLP ("Robey Warshaw") is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. Robey Warshaw is acting exclusively as financial adviser to Bidco and no one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Bidco for providing the protections afforded to clients of Robey Warshaw nor for providing advice in connection with the Offer or any matter referred to herein.
Moelis & Company UK LLP ("Moelis"), which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting exclusively for Chime and no one else in connection with the Transaction, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Chime for providing the protections afforded to clients of Moelis nor for providing advice in connection with the Transaction.
HSBC Bank Plc ("HSBC"), which is authorised by the PRA and regulated in the UK by the FCA and the PRA, is acting exclusively for Chime and no one else in connection with the Transaction, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Chime for providing the protections afforded to clients of HSBC nor for providing advice in connection with the Transaction.
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