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The information contained herein does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell, otherwise dispose of or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to sell, otherwise dispose, issue, purchase, otherwise acquire or subscribe for any security in any jurisdiction, nor should any part of it nor the fact of its distribution form part of or be relied on in connection with any contract or investment decision relating thereto, nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding the securities of Alfa Bond Issuance plc.
The information contained herein is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, to sell, exchange or otherwise transfer securities in the Russian Federation or for the benefit of any Russian person or entity and does not constitute an advertisement or offering of securities in the Russian Federation. The information contained in this announcement is intended only for «qualified investors» within Russian legislation or to persons outside Russia. This announcement must not be distributed or circulated into the Russian Federation or made available in the Russian Federation, unless and to the extent permitted under Russian law.
The information contained herein is not for public release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. The materials do not constitute an offer of, or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for, securities in the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as such term is defined within Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 (the «Securities Act»)), absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. No public offering of securities will be made in the United States of America. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Russia, Canada, Australia or Japan.
This announcement is directed only at persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the «Order») or (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) («high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.») of the Order or (iv) to whom this announcement may otherwise be directed without contravention of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (all such persons together being referred to as «Relevant Persons»). This announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. In member states of the European Economic Area, this announcement is directed only at persons who are «qualified investors» within the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended) (the «Prospectus Directive»).
The securities discussed in this announcement (the «Securities») are complex financial instruments and are not a suitable or appropriate investment for all investors. In some jurisdictions, regulatory authorities have adopted or published laws, regulations or guidance with respect to the offer or sale of securities such as the Securities to retail investors. In particular, in August 2014, the U. K. Financial Conduct Authority (the «FCA») published the Temporary Marketing Restriction (Contingent Convertible Securities) Instrument 2014 (as amended or replaced from time to time, the «TMR») which took effect on 1 October 2014. Under the rules set out in the TMR (as amended or replaced from time to time, the «TMR Rules»), certain contingent write-down or convertible securities, such as the Securities, must not be sold to retail clients in the European Economic Area (the «EEA») and nothing may be done that would or might result in the buying of such securities or the holding of a beneficial interest in such securities by a retail client in the EEA (in each case within the meaning of the TMR Rules), other than in accordance with the limited exemptions set out in the TMR Rules.
Some of the information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Alfa Banking Group. You can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as «expect,» «believe,» «anticipate,» «estimate,» «intend,» «will,» «could,» «may» or «might,» or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. The Alfa Banking Group does not intend to or undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements.