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Important information for US investors
The materials do not constitute an offer to acquire or exchange securities in the United States. The Offer relates to the shares of an English company and may be made by means of a scheme of arrangement provided for under English company law. The Offer is not subject to the tender offer rules or the proxy solicitation rules under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "US Exchange Act"). Accordingly, the Offer is subject to the disclosure requirements and practices applicable in the UK to schemes of arrangement which differ from the disclosure requirements of US tender offer and proxy solicitation rules. If, in the future, Boston Scientific determines to make a firm offer by way of a takeover offer and determines to extend the offer into the United States, such offer will be made in compliance with applicable US laws and regulations.
The financial information included in certain documents contained in this Microsite has been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting standards, and thus may not be comparable to financial information of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
The receipt of consideration pursuant to any offer by a US holder of BTG shares may be a taxable transaction for US federal income tax purposes and under applicable US state and local, as well as foreign and other, tax laws. Each BTG shareholder is urged to consult his independent professional adviser immediately regarding the tax consequences of accepting the offer. Furthermore, the payment and settlement procedure with respect to the offer will comply with the relevant United Kingdom rules, which differ from the United States payment and settlement procedures, particularly with regard to the date of payment of consideration.
Any offer will be made in the United States by Boston Scientific and no one else.
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