Offer for The Capital Pub Company Plc
DISCLAIMER – Recommended cash offer (the "Offer") by Greene King plc ("Greene King") for The Capital Pub Company Plc ("Capital")
NOTE: An electronic version of the documents relating to the offer is being made available on this website by Greene King in good faith and for information purposes only, and subject to the terms and conditions below. The offer cannot be validly accepted by holders of capital shares or any other persons through means of downloading the announcement from the website.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE OFFER ARE NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO THE SAME WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION. THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT AN OFFER FOR SALE OF, OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
Access to the Offer
The announcement does not constitute, or form part of, any offer for, or any solicitation of any offer for, securities. Any acceptance or other response to the Offer should be made only on the basis of information contained or referred to in the Offer Document which Greene King intends to despatch shortly to Capital Shareholders and, for information only, to holders of options under the Capital Share Schemes.
The availability of the Offer to persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of their relevant jurisdiction. Such persons should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable legal or regulatory requirements of their jurisdiction. Further details in relation to overseas shareholders will be contained in the Offer Document.
The Offer referred to in the announcement will not be made, directly or indirectly, in, into or by use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, telephonically or electronically) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facilities of a national securities exchange of, the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. The announcement does not constitute an offer in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any such other jurisdiction and the Offer will not be capable of acceptance by any such use, means, instrumentality or facilities or otherwise from or within the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any such other jurisdiction. Accordingly the announcement is not being, and should not be, mailed, transmitted or otherwise distributed, in whole or in part, in or into or from the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any such other jurisdiction.
Capital Shareholders (including, without limitation, nominees, trustees or custodians) must not forward the announcement to the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan or any other such jurisdiction.
Forward looking Statements
The announcement contains certain forward looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Capital or the Capital Group and certain plans and objectives of the boards of directors of Capital and Greene King. These forward looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate to historical or current facts. Forward looking statements often use words such as "anticipate", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "believe", "will", "may", "should", "would", "could" or other words of similar meaning. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by the boards of directors of Capital and Greene King in the 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 in this document could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward looking statements.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialise, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this document. Capital and Greene King assume no obligation to update or correct the information contained in this document.
Lazard & Co., Limited is acting exclusively for Greene King in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to any person other than Greene King for providing the protections afforded to customers of Lazard & Co., Limited or for providing advice in relation to the Offer or any other matter referred to in this announcement.
Deutsche Bank AG is authorised under German Banking Law (competent authority: BaFin – Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) and authorised and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Services Authority. Details about the extent of Deutsche Bank AG's authorisation and regulation by the Financial Services Authority are available on request. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch is acting as financial adviser and corporate broker to Greene King and no one else in connection with the contents of this announcement and the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Greene King for providing the protections afforded to clients of Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, nor for providing advice in relation to the Offer or any matters referred to herein.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is acting exclusively for Capital in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to any person other than Capital for providing the protections afforded to clients of PricewaterhouseCoopers or for providing advice in relation to the Offer or any other matter referred to in this announcement.
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