Curtis Banks Group plc
Recommended acquisition (the “Acquisition”) by Nucleus Clyde Acquisition Limited (the “Bidco”), a newly formed company wholly-owned by Nucleus Financial Platforms Limited, of Curtis Banks Group PLC (“Target”).
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The Acquisition relates to the securities of a UK company and is subject to UK procedural and disclosure requirements that are different from those of the United States (“US”). Any financial statements or other financial information included in this Microsite may have been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. It may be difficult for US holders of shares to enforce their rights and any claims they may have arising under the US federal securities laws in connection with the Acquisition and US holders of shares may not be able to sue Bidco or Target or their respective officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of the US securities laws, since Bidco and Target are located in a country other than the US, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of countries other than the US. Further, it may be difficult to compel Bidco and Target and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or judgment of a US court. You should be aware that Bidco and its affiliates may purchase or arrange to purchase Target shares otherwise than under any offer or scheme related to the Acquisition such as in open market or privately negotiated purchases.
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