IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The information contained on, or accessible through, this web page (together, the “Website”) relating to the share capital increase in the Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited (the “Bank”) does not constitute an offer, invitation, inducement, solicitation or recommendation to subscribe for or purchase any security in any Excluded Territory and no sale of any securities described on this Website will occur in any jurisdiction in which such offer, invitation, inducement, solicitation, recommendation or sale would be unlawful.

Participation in the share capital increase is restricted by law or regulations in certain jurisdictions and territories.

The material and communications on this Website relate to transactions that are not being extended into Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or the United States of America or any other territory where the extension or availability of the share capital increase would breach any applicable laws or regulations (together, the “Excluded Territories”).

The Bank reserves the right to permit any non-Cypriot or non-Greek shareholder in the Bank to participate in the share capital increase if the Bank in its sole and absolute discretion is satisfied that the transaction in question is exempt from or not subject to the legislation or regulations giving rise to the restriction in question. If the Bank is so satisfied, the Bank will allow the relevant non-Cypriot or non-Greek shareholder in the Bank to participate in the share capital increase if it is reasonably believed to be an eligible shareholder.

In the United States

This Website is not accessible from the United States of America or by U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) (the “US Securities Act”)) and any securities described on this Website have not been registered under the US Securities Act, and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to U.S. persons, absent registration or an available exemption from registration under the US Securities Act. Due to legal restrictions, access to this Website is not available to residents of the United States.

In the United Kingdom

This Website is only accessible by persons who are both (i) “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended, the “Prospectus Directive”)  and (ii) persons who  fall within Article 43(2)(a) to (d) (Members and creditors of certain bodies corporate) of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”) and other persons who fall within the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). The material contained on this Website is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons.

In Russia

This Website is not accessible by any persons in the Russian Federation who are not “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 51.2 of the Federal Law No. 39-FZ “On the Securities Market” dated 22 April 1996, as amended, (“Russian QIs”) and the documents contained herein must not be distributed or circulated into Russia or made available in Russia to any persons who are not Russian QIs, unless and to the extent they are otherwise permitted to access such information under Russian law. The Bank’s ordinary shares have not been and will not be registered in Russia and are not intended for “placement” or “circulation” in Russia (each as defined in Russian securities laws) unless and to the extent otherwise permitted under Russian law.

In Ukraine

Nothing on this Website or in any other documents, information or communications relating to any new ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the share capital increase shall be interpreted as containing any offer or invitation to, or solicitation of, any circulation, distribution, placement, sale, purchase or other transfer or advertisement of such new ordinary shares in the territory of Ukraine.

In British Virgin Islands

Nothing on this Website shall be interpreted as containing a general offer to sell, or a solicitation or invitation to make offers to purchase or subscribe for, any new ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the share capital increase or any other securities or investment business services in the British Virgin Islands. The information contained on this Website relating to the share capital increase may not be sent or distributed to persons in the British Virgin Islands and any new ordinary shares are not available to, and no invitation or offer to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such new ordinary shares will be made to, persons in the British Virgin Islands. However, new ordinary shares may be offered and sold to business companies and international limited partnerships existing under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, provided that any such offering and sale is made outside the British Virgin Islands or is otherwise permitted by British Virgin Islands legislation. To the extent the information on this Website is sent to any business company and international limited partnership in the British Virgin Islands, it shall only be sent to the registered office of such business company and international limited partnership and such information received at any other location shall be disregarded.

The information contained on this Website has not been reviewed or approved by, or registered with, the Financial Services Commission of the British Virgin Islands.

 

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