IMPORTANT INFORMATION The Company declares that the information contained in this Prospectus is true and accurate and that no information has been omitted which would affect the information in this Prospectus. The Company is exclusively responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this Prospectus. No person is authorised to give any information or to make any representation in connection with the Offering not contained in this Prospectus. In the event of such information having been provided or such representation having been made, they must not be relied upon as having been authorised by the Company or ABN AMRO Rothschild. This Prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities other than the Ordinary Shares offered hereby, nor does it constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities offered hereby to any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make any such offer or solicitation to such person. Neither the delivery of this Prospectus, nor any sale on the basis thereof shall, under any circumstances, imply that the information in this Prospectus is correct as of a date subsequent to the date hereof. The provision and distribution of this Prospectus and the Offering of the Ordinary Shares may, in certain jurisdictions, be restricted by law. The Company and ABN AMRO Rothschild require persons into whose possession this Prospectus comes, to inform themselves immediately of and to observe all such restrictions. Neither the Company, nor ABN AMRO Rothschild accepts any legal liability for any violation by any person, whether or not such person is a potential buyer of the Ordinary Shares, of any such restrictions. For a further description of certain restrictions on offers, allocation and sale of the Ordinary Shares and on the distribution of this Prospectus, particularly in relation to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, see 'Underwriting and Sale'. The Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America, as amended (the 'Securities Act') and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as those terms are defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), except that the Ordinary Shares may be offered or sold by ABN AMRO Rothschild only to Qualified Substitutional Buyers (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. See 'Underwriting and Sale'. Neither this Prospectus nor any other document issued in connection with the Offering may be issued or passed on to any person in the United Kingdom, unless such persons are of a kind described in Article 11(3) of the Financial Services Act 1986 (Investment Advertisements) (Exemptions) Order 1996 (as amended) of the United Kingdom, or are persons to whom such document may otherwise lawfully be issued or passed on. In connection with the Offering, ABN AMRO Rothschild may overallot Ordinary Shares or effect transactions which stabilise or maintain the market price of the Ordinary Shares at levels which might not otherwise prevail in the open market. Such stabilisation, if commenced, may be discontinued at any time and will in any event be discontinued 30 days after the Closing Date. This Prospectus is published in Dutch and in English. The Dutch language version of the Prospectus prevails over the text of the Prospectus in the English language.


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