Legal disclaimer SHV offer for Nutreco
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For U.S. residents and shareholders specifically, please note that the Offer, if completed, will result in the acquisition of securities of a Dutch company and the Operation is subject to Dutch disclosure requirements, which differ from those of the United States. Any financial information included or referred to herein has been prepared in accordance with non-U.S. accounting standards and, accordingly, may not be comparable to financial information of U.S. companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
The Offer will be made in the United States pursuant an exemption from the U.S. tender offer rules provided by Rule 14d-1(c) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Exchange Act"), and the issuance of Shares in the Transactions will be pursuant to an exemption from registration provided by Rule 802 under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and the Transactions will otherwise be made in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements in the Netherlands. Accordingly, the Offer will be subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and law.
It may be difficult for U.S. holders of Nutreco shares to enforce their rights and any claims arising under the U.S. federal securities laws, since SHV and Nutreco are located in a country other than the United States, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of a country other than the United States. U.S. holders of Nutreco shares may not be able to sue a non-U.S. company or its officers or directors in a non-U.S. court for violations of the U.S. securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel a non-U.S. company and its affiliates to subject themselves to a U.S. court's judgment.
In accordance with standard Dutch practice and pursuant to Rule 14e-5(b) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act, SHV or its nominees, or its brokers (acting as agents), or affiliates of SHV's financial advisors, may from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, Nutreco shares outside of the United States, other than pursuant to the Offer, before or during the period in which the Offer remains open for acceptance. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Information about such purchases will be announced by press release in accordance with Article 13 of the decree on tender offers (besluit openbare biedingen) and posted on the website of SHV at (www.shv.nl).
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