Firm offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Tungsten Corporation PLC (“Tungsten“) by Project California Bidco Limited (“Bidco”) (the “Offer“) and a possible offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Tungsten by Pagero Group AB (publ) (together with Bidco, “Offerors”) (the “Possible Offer”).
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Nothing on the Microsite, nor anything which can be downloaded from it, is intended to, and does not, constitute or form any part of an offer for sale or subscription or any solicitation for any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities, or the solicitation of any votes attaching to securities which are or may be the subject of the Offer and/or Possible Offer in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
Unless the context otherwise requires, defined terms shall have the same meaning as given in the scheme document published by Tungsten on 25 April 2022.
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Notice to US Investors
The Offer relates to shares in an English company and is proposed to be made by means of a scheme of arrangement under English company law (“Scheme”). U.S. Tungsten Shareholders should note that the Scheme relates to the shares of an English company and will be governed by English law. Neither the U.S. proxy solicitation rules nor the tender offer rules under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, will apply to the Offer and the Scheme. Moreover, the Offer and the Scheme are subject to the disclosure requirements and practices applicable in England to schemes of arrangement, which differ from the disclosure requirements of the U.S. proxy solicitation rules and tender offer rules. Financial information included in this Document has been prepared in accordance with accounting standards applicable in the UK and 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.
It may be difficult for U.S. Tungsten Shareholders to enforce their rights and any claim arising out of the U.S. federal securities laws, since Bidco and Tungsten are located in a non-U.S. jurisdiction, and some or all of their officers and directors are residents of non-U.S. jurisdictions. U.S. Tungsten Shareholders 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 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 judgement.
In accordance with the Takeover Code and normal UK practice, (a) Bidco or its nominees, or its brokers (acting as agents), may from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, shares or other securities of Tungsten outside of the United States, other than pursuant to the Acquisition, until the date on which the Acquisition and/or Scheme becomes effective, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn and (b) Canaccord Genuity and its affiliates will continue to act as an exempt principal trader in Tungsten securities on the London Stock Exchange. If purchases or arrangements to purchase were to be made as contemplated by clause (a) of this paragraph, they would occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices, and any information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase would be disclosed as required in the UK, would be reported to a Regulatory Information Service and would be available on the London Stock Exchange website at www.londonstockexchange.com. Purchases contemplated by clause (b) of this paragraph that are required to be made public in the United Kingdom pursuant to the Takeover Code would be reported to a Regulatory Information Service and would be available on the London Stock Exchange website at www.londonstockexchange.com. Information would also be publicly disclosed in the United States to the extent that such information is made public in the United Kingdom.
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The Information has been prepared for the purposes of complying with English law and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the Information may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this information had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of any jurisdiction outside of England and Wales.
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The Information (including information incorporated by reference) in this Microsite may contain forward-looking statements regarding the current expectations of the management of Tungsten, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in any document may be forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements also often use words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “may”, “should”, “will” and words of similar meaning. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. The important factors that could cause Tungsten’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the satisfaction of any conditions to the Offer and/or Possible Offer. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the respective documents. Tungsten expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement (except to the extent legally required).
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