Recommended Offer for Sportingbet plc
This offer was accepted by shareholders of Sportingbet plc and the acquisition completed on 19 March 2013. This microsite contains all the relevant public documents for the offer which was subject to the Takeover Code.
Recommended Offer for Sportingbet plc (“Sportingbet”) by William Hill Australia Pty Limited (“WH Bidco”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Hill plc (“William Hill”) and GVC Holdings plc (“GVC”) (the “Offer”)
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Basis of access
The information contained on this Microsite in respect of the Offer is made available in good faith and does not constitute an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or an invitation or solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities pursuant to the Offer or otherwise in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
The full terms and conditions of the Offer will be set out in the formal offer documentation (the “Offer Documents”). In considering the Offer, shareholders should only rely on the information contained, and procedures described, in the formal Offer Documents.
Please note that this notice may be altered or updated. You should read it in full each time you access the site.
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The Offer will not be made available, directly or indirectly, in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction and no person may vote in favour of the Offer by any such use, means, instrumentality or form within a Restricted Jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction where to do so would violate the laws of such jurisdiction.
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If you are not resident in a Restricted Jurisdiction, you may access any communication or document in relation to the Offer but you are responsible for first satisfying yourself as to the full observance of the laws and regulatory requirements of your jurisdiction. If you are not permitted to view any communication or document in relation to the Offer by virtue of applicable laws or regulatory requirements, please exit this Microsite.
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