The following contains important information in relation to the total voluntary tender offer (offerta pubblica di acquisto volontaria totalitaria) (the “Offer“) for the ordinary shares (the “Shares“) of Atlantia S.p.A. (the “Issuer“) that Schema Alfa S.p.A. (the ”Offeror”) announced with a notice published, pursuant to Article 102, paragraph 1, of Legislative Decree 58/1998, on April 14, 2022.
The Offer is being launched exclusively in Italy, since the Shares are listed exclusively on Euronext Milan organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and is subject to the disclosure obligations and procedural requirements provided for by Italian law.
The Offer will be launched by means of the publication of an offer document subject to the approval of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) (the “Offer Document”). The Offer Document will contain the full description of the terms and conditions of the Offer, including the terms of acceptance.
The Offer has not been and will not be launched nor disseminated in Canada, Japan and Australia, nor in any other country where such an Offer is forbidden without authorization from competent authorities or other fulfilments are required by the Offeror (all such countries, including, but not limited to, Canada, Japan or Australia, collectively, the “Other Countries”), nor using national or international communication or trade tools of the Other Countries (including, by way of example, the postal system, telefax, e-mail, telephone and Internet), nor by way of any office of any of the financial intermediaries of such Other Countries, nor in any other manner.
Acceptance of the Offer by parties which are resident in countries other than Italy may be subject to specific obligations or restrictions provided by law or regulatory provisions. Parties who wish to accept the Offer bear the exclusive responsibility to comply with those laws and therefore, prior to accepting the Offer, those parties are required to verify their possible existence and applicability, consulting their own advisors.
Anyone who intends to access this section of the website and view the Offer Document and the other documents published therein must read carefully and be fully aware of the information contained therein.
Information included in this section of the website does not represent nor does it intend to represent an offer, invitation or solicitation to buy or otherwise acquire, subscribe, sell or otherwise dispose of financial instruments, and no sale, issue or transfer of financial instruments of the Issuer will be made in any country in breach of the regulations applicable therein. The Offer will be launched through the publication of the relevant Offer Document subject to the approval of CONSOB. The Offer Document will contain the full description of the terms and conditions of the Offer, including the manner in which it can be accepted, which shareholders of the Issuer should review carefully. No copy of information included in this section of the website or of any other document relating to the Offer shall be, nor may be, sent by post or otherwise forwarded or distributed in any or from any country in which the provisions of local laws and regulations might give rise to civil, criminal or regulatory risks to the extent that information concerning the Offer is transmitted or made available to shareholders of the Issuer in such country or other countries where such conduct would constitute a violation of the laws of such country and any person receiving such documents (including as custodian, trustee or trustee) is required not to post or otherwise transmit or distribute them to or from any such country.
Note to US shareholders
The Offer described herein is subject to the laws of Italy. It is important that U.S. shareholders understand that the Offer and any related offer documents are subject to disclosure and takeover laws and regulations in Italy that may be different from the United States. To the extent applicable, the Offer is made in compliance with the U.S. tender offer rules, including Regulation 14E under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the “Tier II” exemption in respect of securities of foreign private issuers provided by Rule 14d-1(d) under the Exchange Act. It may be difficult for U.S. holders of the Issuer’s shares to enforce their rights and any claim arising out of the U.S. federal securities laws, since each of the Offeror and the Issuer is located in a country other than the U.S. and some or all of the relevant officers and directors may be residents of a country other than the United States. Neither the Securities Exchange Commission nor any securities commission in any state of the United States has (i) approved or disapproved the Offer; (ii) passed upon the merits of fairness of the Offer; or (iii) passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure in the Offer Document. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense in the United States.
By selecting the “ACCEPT” button you represent and warrant that you are not physically located or resident in the Other Countries, and that you have read, understood and fully accept and agree to abide by all of the above limitations.