This announcement does not constitute an offer to buy or a solicitation of an offer to sell any Securities and no invitation to sell Securities is being made pursuant to this announcement.
INVITATION AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS
The distribution of this announcement and any other document or material relating to the Invitation may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions (including in the United States, Italy, Canada, Australia or Japan). Persons into whose possession this announcement and/or any other document or material relating to the Invitation come are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions. Neither this announcement nor any other document or material relating to the Invitation constitutes an offer to buy or a solicitation of an offer to sell Securities in any jurisdiction in which, or to or from any persons to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation under applicable law.
United States - The Invitation was not made, and will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone, e-mail and other forms of electronic transmission) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facility of a national securities exchange of, the United States, and no offer of Securities may be made by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility from or within the United States, or by persons located or resident in the United States. Accordingly, this announcement and any other document or material relating to the Invitation are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed or forwarded (including, without limitation, by custodians, nominees or trustees) in or into the United States, or to persons located or resident in the United States. For the purposes of this paragraph, "United States" means the United States of America, its territories and possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia.
Italy - This announcement and the Invitation have not been submitted to the clearance procedures of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa and/or the Bank of Italy pursuant to Italian laws and regulations. No information contained in this announcement is directed to persons resident and/or located in Italy and the Invitation was not available to them and neither this announcement nor any other document or material relating to the Invitation or the Securities may be distributed or made available in Italy.
United Kingdom - This announcement and any other document or material relating to the Invitation were not made, and such documents and/or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, this announcement and any such documents and/or materials, are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom, and are only for circulation to persons outside the United Kingdom or to persons within the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order")) or to other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated in accordance with the Order.
France - The Invitation was not made, directly or indirectly, to the public in France. Neither this announcement nor any other document or material relating to the Invitation has been distributed or caused to be distributed and will be or caused to be distributed to the public in France and only (i) providers of investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties and/or (ii) qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés) other than individuals, all as defined in, and in accordance with, Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 to D.411-3 of the French Code Monétaire et Financier, are eligible to receive this announcement. Neither this announcement nor any other offering material or information relating to the Invitation have been and will be submitted for clearance to or approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
Ireland - The Invitation was not made, directly or indirectly, to the public in Ireland and no offers or sales of any notes or securities under or in connection with such Invitations may be effected except in conformity with the provisions of Irish law including the Irish Companies Acts 1963 to 2009, the Prospectus (Directive 2003/71/EC) Regulations 2005 of Ireland, the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 of Ireland and the Market Abuse (Directive 2003/6/EU) Regulations 2005 of Ireland.