You are attempting to enter the part of the website that is designated for the publication of documents and information (the “Offer Materials”) in connection with the voluntary public cash tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares and options in Rovio Entertainment Corporation (“Rovio”) that are not held by Rovio or its subsidiaries by Sega Europe Limited (the “Offeror”) (the “Offer”). You must read the below information carefully.
Access to the information and documents on this website is restricted for regulatory reasons. You are requested to review the following information and make the following confirmation each time you access this restricted information.
THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT DIRECTED AT OR ACCESSIBLE BY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ANY PERSONS LOCATED IN AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (“HONG KONG”), JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
This part of the website and the information contained herein are not intended for, and must not be accessed by, or distributed or disseminated to, persons residing or physically present in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which it would be unlawful. Access to the information and documents contained on this part of the website may be illegal in certain jurisdictions, and only certain categories of persons may be authorized to access such information and documents. All persons residing outside of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa who wish to have access to the documents contained on this part of the website should first ensure that they are not subject to local laws or regulations that prohibit or restrict their right to access this part of the website, or require registration or approval for any acquisition of securities by them. Rovio and the Offeror assume no responsibility if there is a violation of applicable law or regulations by any person.
The Offer is not being made, and the shares and options will not be accepted for purchase from or on behalf of persons, directly or indirectly in any jurisdiction where making or acceptance of such Offer would be prohibited by applicable laws or regulations or would require any registration, approval or further measures with any regulatory authority not expressly contemplated by the offer document. The offer document and related acceptance forms as well as other related material will not and may not be distributed, forwarded or transmitted into or from any jurisdiction where it would be prohibited by the applicable laws and regulations. In particular, the Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of the postal service of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, e-mail, post, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone or electronic transmission by way of the internet or otherwise) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facilities of a national securities exchange of, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. The Offer cannot be accepted, directly or indirectly, by any such use, means or instrumentality or from within, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Any purported acceptance of the Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid.
The full terms and conditions of the Offer will be set out in the offer document. In deciding whether or not to accept the Offer, shareholders and option holders of Rovio should rely only on the information provided in the offer document.
Notice to U.S. shareholders and option holders
Shareholders and option holders of Rovio in the United States are advised that the shares are not listed on a U.S. securities exchange and that Rovio is not currently subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and is not required to, and does not, file any reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) thereunder.
The Offer is made for the issued and outstanding shares and options of Rovio, which is domiciled in Finland, and is subject to Finnish disclosure and procedural requirements. The Offer is made in the United States pursuant to Section 14(e) of, and Regulation 14E, under the Exchange Act, subject to the exemption provided under Rule 14d-1(d) under the Exchange Act, for a Tier II tender offer and otherwise in accordance with the disclosure and procedural requirements of Finnish law, including with respect to the Offer timetable, settlement procedures, withdrawal, waiver of conditions and timing of payments, which are different from those applicable under the tender offer procedures and laws of the United States for domestic offers. In particular, the financial information included on this website has been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards in Finland, which may not be comparable to the financial statements or financial information of U.S. companies. The Offer is made to Rovio’s shareholders and option holders resident in the United States on the same terms and conditions as those made to all other shareholders and option holders of Rovio to whom an offer is made. Any informational documents, including the information on this website, are being disseminated to U.S. shareholders and option holders on a basis comparable to the method that such documents are provided to Rovio’s other shareholders and option holders.
To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulations, the Offeror and its affiliates or its brokers and its brokers’ affiliates (acting as agents for the Offeror or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time after the date of the release regarding the Offer and during the pendency of the Offer, and other than pursuant to the Offer, directly or indirectly, purchase or arrange to purchase, the shares in Rovio or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for such shares. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices, and the consideration in the Offer must be increased to match any such consideration paid outside the Offer. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in Finland, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform U.S. shareholders and option holders of Rovio of such information. In addition, the financial advisers to the Offeror may also engage in ordinary course trading activities in securities of Rovio, which may include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities. To the extent required in Finland, any information about such purchases will be made public in Finland in the manner required by Finnish law.
Neither the SEC nor any U.S. state securities commission has approved or disapproved the Offer, passed upon the merits or fairness of the Offer, or passed any comment upon the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the disclosure in relation to the Offer. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
The receipt of cash pursuant to the Offer by a U.S. holder of shares or options may be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes and under applicable U.S. state and local, as well as foreign and other, tax laws. Each holder of shares or options is urged to consult its independent professional advisers immediately regarding the tax and other consequences of accepting the Offer.
To the extent the Offer is subject to U.S. securities laws, those laws only apply to U.S. holder of shares and options and will not give rise to claims on the part of any other person. It may be difficult for Rovio’s shareholders or option holders to enforce their rights and any claims they may have arising under the U.S. federal securities laws, since the Offeror and Rovio are located in non-U.S. jurisdictions and some or all of their respective officers and directors may be residents of non-U.S. jurisdictions. Rovio’s shareholders or option holders may not be able to sue the Offeror or Rovio or their respective officers or directors in a non-U.S. court for violations of the U.S. federal securities laws. It may be difficult to compel the Offeror and Rovio and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to a U.S. court’s judgment.
This website and the information contained herein contains statements that, to the extent they are not historical facts, constitute “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, expectations, projections, objectives, targets, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, competitive strengths and weaknesses, plans or goals relating to financial position, future operations and development, business strategy and the trends in the industries and the political and legal environment and other information that is not historical information. In some instances, they can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes”, “intends”, “may”, “will” or “should” or, in each case, their negative or variations on comparable terminology. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks, uncertainties and assumptions, both general and specific, and risks exist that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. Given these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as at the date of publication of the relevant information.
Confirmation of understanding and acceptance
I have read and understood the restrictions set out above.
I agree that I will not forward, transfer or distribute (by any means, including by electronic transmission) any documents included in this area of the website either in whole or in part to any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution may be restricted by applicable laws or regulations.
I acknowledge and agree that all information concerning Rovio and its respective affiliates presented in the materials concerning the Offer have been extracted from, and have been provided exclusively based upon, publicly available information, and consequently the Offeror shall not have any responsibility for such information, except for the accurate restatement of such information therein.
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