Offer for Shield Therapeutics Plc
Please read and confirm that you accept the following terms and conditions
Please read this notice carefully – it applies to all persons who view this section of the website
Pursuant to an announcement dated 4 May 2023, AOP Health International Management AG (“AOP”) announced a cash offer for the issued and to be issued share capital of Shield Therapeutics Plc (“Shield”) not already held by AOP (the “Offer”).
THIS PAGE OF THE WEBSITE (THE “WEBPAGE”) CONTAINS ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION (THE “INFORMATION”) PUBLISHED BY SHIELD AND/OR AOP RELATING TO THE OFFER IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE UK CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE “CODE”). ACCESS TO THIS WEBPAGE MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER SECURITIES LAWS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED KINGDOM. THIS NOTICE REQUIRES YOU TO CONFIRM CERTAIN MATTERS (INCLUDING THAT YOU ARE NOT RESIDENT IN SUCH A JURISDICTION), BEFORE YOU MAY OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION ON THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.
THE INFORMATION IS (A) NOT DIRECTED AT, AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ACCESSIBLE BY, PERSONS RESIDENT IN ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE UNITED KINGDOM WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION OR WOULD RESULT IN A REQUIREMENT TO COMPLY WITH ANY GOVERNMENTAL OR OTHER CONSENT OR ANY REGISTRATION, FILING OR OTHER FORMALITY THAT SHIELD CONSIDERS TO BE UNDULY ONEROUS (A “RESTRICTED JURISDICTION”) OR (B) NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO ANY RESTRICTED JURISDICTION. 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 SHIELD SHAREHOLDERS OR ANY OTHER PERSONS BY MEANS OF DOWNLOADING A COPY OF ANY OFFER DOCUMENTS IF AND WHEN PUBLISHED FROM THIS WEBPAGE.
Access to information relating to the Offer
You are attempting to enter a Webpage which contains documents and information in connection with the Offer which is proposed to be implemented by way of a takeover offer under Part 28 of the UK Companies Act 2006 and Rule 9 of the Code.
The full terms and conditions of the Offer will be (or have been) set out in the offer document, which will be made available to shareholders of Shield (the “Offer Document”). In deciding whether or not to vote in favour of the Offer, shareholders of Shield should rely only on the information contained and procedures described in the Offer Document.
Please read this notice carefully – it applies to all persons who view this Webpage and, depending upon who you are and where you live, it may affect your rights and responsibilities. Shield reserves the right to amend or update this notice and the information contained herein from time to time, and therefore this notice should be read carefully each time you attempt to visit this Webpage.
For regulatory reasons, Shield has to ensure you are aware of the appropriate regulations for the country which you are in. To allow you to view the Information, you are required to read the following and then, if you are able to agree, press “I agree” below. If you are unable to agree, you should press “I disagree” and you will not be able to view the Information.
The Information is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction and the availability of the Information to shareholders who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of those jurisdictions. Accordingly, viewing the Information may not be lawful if you are resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction. In certain jurisdictions, including Restricted Jurisdictions, only certain categories of person may be allowed to view such materials. Any person resident or located outside the United Kingdom who wishes to view these materials must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements that prohibit or restrict them from doing so.
If you are not resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction, you may access the Information but you are responsible for first satisfying yourself as to the full observance of the laws and regulatory requirements of your jurisdiction. If you are not permitted to view the Information, 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. Shield and AOP and their respective directors, employees, agents and advisers, do not assume any responsibility for any violation by any person of these restrictions.
Similarly, the Information is not being, and must not be, released or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into a Restricted Jurisdiction and persons receiving the Information (including custodians, nominees and trustees) must not distribute or send it in, into or from, directly or indirectly, a Restricted Jurisdiction.
By clicking “I agree” below, you represent and warrant that you are not a national of, or resident in, a Restricted Jurisdiction and that Shield is lawfully entitled to make the content of any Information available to you under applicable securities laws. If you are unable to give this representation and warranty, do not click on “I agree” below.
If you are not permitted to view the Information or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to do so, please exit this web page by clicking on the “I disagree” box below and seek independent advice.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Shield and AOP and their respective directors, employees, agents and advisers, disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the violation of such restrictions by any person.
Various contents of the Webpage have been prepared in accordance with English law and the Code, and, accordingly, the Information may not be the same as that which would have been made available in jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.
The Information (including any information incorporated by reference) may contain certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Shield and AOP and certain plans and objectives of the boards of directors of Shield and AOP. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate to historical or current facts. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include words such as, “plan”, “target”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “goal”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “would”, “could” or words or terms of similar import or substance or the negative of such words are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by the boards of directors of Shield and AOP in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe appropriate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty and the factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In any event, these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and, subject to compliance with the Code and applicable law, Shield does not intend, nor undertakes any obligation, to update or revise any such statement except as required by applicable law or regulation.
Basis of access to Information
Access to the Information is being made available by Shield in good faith and for information purposes only. Any person seeking access to the Information represents and warrants to Shield and AOP that he or she is doing so for information purposes only. Making Information available in electronic format does not constitute an invitation or offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, or subscribe for, shares in Shield or AOP nor does it constitute an invitation, solicitation or recommendation by Shield, AOP or any other person to any other person to take any other action in relation to the Offer.
You should not forward, transmit, share or show the Information to any person. In particular, you should not forward, share or transmit the Information directly or indirectly in, into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction.
If you are in any doubt about the contents of this disclaimer, the Information or the Webpage or, where applicable, the action you should take, you should seek your own financial advice from, if you are located in the United Kingdom, an independent financial adviser authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or, if you are located outside the United Kingdom, from an appropriately authorised independent financial adviser. Any actions or decisions required by Shield’s shareholders in connection with the Offer should only be made on the basis of the information set out in documents sent to or made available to Shield’s shareholders.
Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or any relevant regulatory requirements, Shield and AOP and each of their respective affiliated companies expressly disclaim any obligation to disseminate, after the date of the posting of any document or announcement on the Webpage, any updates or revisions to any statements in such documents or announcements in relation to the Offer to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based, unless the responsibility statement in any relevant document expressly provides otherwise.
In relation to any materials contained on the Webpage, the only responsibility accepted by the directors of Shield and/or AOP and/or other responsible representative of Shield and/or AOP (“Responsible Persons”) is for the correctness and fairness of their reproduction or presentation unless the responsibility statement in any relevant document expressly provides otherwise.
The Responsible Persons are responsible in the terms set out above solely for the relevant materials contained on the Webpage and not for any other information on the website which you may visit on leaving the Webpage.
None of the Responsible Persons, Shield, AOP nor any of their respective directors, employees, agents or advisers have reviewed and none of them is responsible for, or accepts any liability in respect of, any information on any other website that may be linked to the Webpage or Shield’s website by a third party. This notice, and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with this notice, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
Confirmation of understanding and acceptance of disclaimer
By clicking the link below labelled “I agree” you represent and warrant to each of Shield that:
- you have read and understood the terms set out above and which you understand may affect your rights and responsibilities;
- you are not (nor do you act on behalf of someone who is) resident in any country or jurisdiction that renders the accessing of the Webpage illegal or otherwise resident in any Restricted Jurisdiction;
- you are lawfully entitled to access the Information available to you in this Webpage under all applicable laws and regulations and are otherwise permitted to proceed to the Webpage;
- you will not download, forward, transfer, share or distribute (by any means including by electronic transmission) any documents included in the Webpage either in whole or in part to any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution may be restricted by applicable law or regulation;
- you intend to access the Webpage for information purposes only, that you have read and understood this notice and that you understand that it may affect your rights or responsibilities; and
- no person (including, without limitation, Shield, AOP or their respective directors, employees, agents or advisers) will breach any applicable law or regulation in connection with your access to this Webpage and/or your viewing of the Information.