Forward looking statement

Statements in this announcement that are neither reported financial results nor other historical information, are forward looking statements, including but not limited to statements that are predictions of or indicate future earnings, savings, synergies, events, trends, plans or objectives. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, they are subject to risks and uncertainties whose impact could cause actual results and company plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking statements (or from past results). Any reference to future financial performance included in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by the group's auditors.