asiapac Prime Consulting Disclaimer (Asia Pacific)

Prime Consulting Disclaimer (Asia Pacific)

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Important information and disclaimer: This alert does not purport to be and should not be considered legal advice or a guide to or an explanation of all relevant issues or considerations. Recipients should consult with their legal advisers and any other adviser they deem appropriate prior to using this alert. Credit Suisse Group AG and its affiliates assume no responsibility for any use to which this summary be to put.

This message is being sent to you by Credit Suisse, including but not limited to Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited and/or its affiliates (collectively, CS) for information purposes only as part of its Prime Consulting service.

From time to time and at your request, CS Prime Consulting may introduce you to or provide you with information and/or materials naming service providers, vendors and potential job candidates which may or may not be of interest to you (collectively, the "Introduced"). The Introduced may, at times, include particular vendors or service providers with whom CS may have relationships and arrangements, enter into transactions with, perform services for, solicit business from and/or have a position or holding or other material interest in, and from whom CS may have received or may receive fees or other compensation. If you enter into any arrangements or transactions with these particular vendors or service providers, this may have a direct or indirect benefit to CS.

Any introductions, information or materials provided to you by CS in connection with Prime Consulting do not constitute a recommendation or advice or assessment as to the appropriateness or correctness of the Introduced. Further, any introductions, information or materials provided to you does not in any way represent any endorsement on the part of CS as to the Introduced. CS has not independently verified any information or materials regarding the Introduced, including without limitation any background, credit or reference checks. Accordingly, no representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, is made and no responsibility is accepted by CS as to the appropriateness, correctness, truth, accuracy, completeness or reasonableness of the information and/or materials provided in connection with CS Prime Consulting’s service (whether in writing, orally or in a visual electronic form) to you and/or any interested party or your/its advisers; neither CS nor any of its respective directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, representatives or professional advisers shall be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of any errors in or omissions from the information and/or materials regarding the Introduced (including where such error or omission is caused by or in connection with any act, failure to act or omission of CS) or as a result of relying on any statement contained in the information and/or materials regarding the Introduced.

CS is not acting in a fiduciary capacity to you nor as your agent by introducing you to or providing you with information and/or materials on the Introduced and by receiving such information and/or materials you waive any fiduciary duty(ies) on the part of CS arising by operation of law, if any, to the extent permitted by applicable law. You should conduct your own due diligence and investigation into those Introduced.

CS does not provide tax, legal or other professional advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and other professional advisers in order to understand any applicable tax or legal consequences applicable to your situation. The information and materials contained herein are provided for informational purposes and are intended for your use only. Where you are acting on behalf of others, references to "you" or "your" include those entities on whose behalf you are acting. You shall procure that any entities on whose behalf you are acting who may in any way be affected by such introduction is made aware of and provided with this statement.

This material has been prepared by personnel of the Prime Consulting Group of CS and not by CS research departments. It is directed exclusively to professional clients and is not intended for retail clients. It is provided for informational purposes and is intended for your use only and must not be forwarded or shared with retail customers or the public. This material does not constitute research or investment advice and should not be viewed as a recommendation, invitation or offer to subscribe for or purchase any of the products or services mentioned or to make any investment decisions or adopt any investment strategy described in this material or otherwise. The information provided in this material is intended only to provide observations of Prime Consulting personnel, which may be different from, or inconsistent with, the observations of CS research departments, analysts or proprietary positions. Observations expressed herein reflect a judgment as of the date of this material and may be changed at any time without notice. This material does not purport to contain all of the information that an interested party may desire and, in fact, provides only a limited view of a particular market. CS, may engage in transactions with, perform services for, solicit business from, have a financial interest in, effect transactions with or have other business relationships with the companies referred to in this material and their affiliates.

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited ("CSSEL") and Credit Suisse International ("CSI") are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and the Prudential Regulation Authority under UK laws, which differ from Australian Laws. CSSEL and CSI do not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence ("AFSL") and are exempt from the requirement to hold an AFSL under the Corporations Act (Cth) 2001 ("Corporations Act") in respect of the financial services provided to Australian wholesale clients (within the meaning of section 761G of the Corporations Act) (hereinafter referred to as "Financial Services"). This material is not for distribution to retail clients and is directed exclusively at Credit Suisse's professional clients and eligible counterparties as defined by the FCA, and wholesale clients as defined under section 761G of the Corporations Act.

Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited ("CSHK") is licensed and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong under the laws of Hong Kong, which differ from Australian laws. CSHKL does not hold an AFSL and is exempt from the requirement to hold an AFSL under the Corporations Act in respect of providing Financial Services. Investment banking services in the United States are provided by Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, an affiliate of Credit Suisse Group. CSSU is regulated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under United States laws, which differ from Australian laws. CSSU does not hold an AFSL and is exempt from the requirement to hold an AFSL under the Corporations Act in respect of providing Financial Services. Credit Suisse Asset Management LLC (CSAM) is authorised by the Securities and Exchange Commission under US laws, which differ from Australian laws. CSAM does not hold an AFSL and is exempt from the requirement to hold an AFSL under the Corporations Act in respect of providing Financial Services.

Credit Suisse Equities (Australia) Limited (ABN 35 068 232 708) ("CSEAL") is an AFSL holder in Australia (AFSL 237237). In Australia, this material may only be distributed to Wholesale investors as defined in the Corporations Act. CSEAL is not an authorised deposit taking institution and products described herein do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Credit Suisse AG, Sydney Branch. Credit Suisse AG, Sydney Branch does not guarantee any particular rate of return on, or the performance of any products described.

In Japan, this material is distributed by Credit Suisse Securities (Japan) Limited ("CSJL"), a registered Financial Instruments Firm (Director-General of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Kinsho) No. 66). CSJL is a member of Japan Securities Dealers Association, Financial Futures Association of Japan, Japan Investment Advisers Association and Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association.

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