Possible cash offer (the "Proposed Offer") by City Developments Limited ("Offeror") for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (“Offeree”)
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THE OFFER CANNOT BE VALIDLY ACCEPTED BY OFFEREE SHAREHOLDERS OR ANY OTHER PERSONS BY MEANS OF DOWNLOADING A COPY OF THE OFFER DOCUMENTS FROM THIS WEBSITE.
Access to the Information
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The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would violate the law of that jurisdiction (a “Restricted Jurisdiction”),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 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 or the United States should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable regulatory and legal requirements.
The Offer is being made for the securities of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales, and is expected to be made in the United States in compliance with, and reliance on, the relevant provisions of Section 14(e) of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and Regulation 14E thereunder. The Offer will be made in the United States by City Developments Limited and/or its wholly owned subsidiary and no one else.
The Offer is subject to disclosure and procedural requirements of the United Kingdom which are different from those in the United States. In addition, the payment and settlement procedures with respect to the Offer will comply with the relevant United Kingdom rules, which differ from United States payment and settlement procedures.
In accordance with normal UK market practice, City Developments Limited, or its nominees, or its brokers (acting as agents) may from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc Shares, other than pursuant to the Offer, before or during the period in which the Offer remains open for acceptance. Any such purchases, or arrangements to purchase, will be made outside the United States and in compliance with applicable law, including the Exchange Act. Any information about such purchases will be disclosed as required in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Offers will be subject to the applicable requirements of the City Code, the Panel, the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Authority.
If you are not permitted to view the Information on this website, or viewing the Information would result in a breach of the above, or you are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to view the Information, please exit this web page.
Certain statements made in the documents relating to the Offer are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations 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.
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
HSBC Bank plc and Deutsche Bank AG are acting for the Offeror and no one else in connection with the Proposed Offer and will not be responsible to any other persons other than the Offeror for providing the protections afforded to clients of HSBC Bank plc or Deutsche Bank AG, or for providing advice in relation to the Proposed Offer.