To accept the Offer in respect of certificated Axis-Shield UK Shares, the UK Form of Acceptance should be completed, signed and returned as soon as possible and, in any event, so as to be received by Capita Registrars, Corporate Actions, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU, United Kingdom by not later than 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 10 October 2011.
Acceptances in respect of uncertificated Axis-Shield UK Shares should be made electronically through CREST so that the TTE instruction settles by not later than 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 10 October 2011. If you are a CREST sponsored member you should refer to your CREST sponsor as only your CREST sponsor will be able to send the necessary TTE instruction to Euroclear.
The following applies in relation to holders of Axis-Shield Shares listed in Norway on the Oslo Bors and held as depositary receipts ("Axis-Shield Norwegian Shares"):
To accept the Offer in respect of Axis-Shield Norwegian Shares, the Norwegian Form of Acceptance should be completed, signed and returned as soon as possible and, in any event, so as to be received by Nordea, Securities Services — Issuer Services, P.O. Box 1166 Sentrum, N-0107 Oslo, Norway (fax: +47 22 48 63 49) not later than 2.00 p.m. (Oslo time) on 10 October 2011.
Axis-Shield Shareholders who have not accepted the Offer are urged to do so as soon as possible and in any event by 1.00 p.m. (London time) (corresponding to 2.00 p.m. Oslo time) on 10 October 2011.
Axis-Shield Shareholders should carefully read the Offer Document in its entirety before making a decision with respect to the Offer. Unless otherwise defined herein, certain terms used in this Announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the Offer Document.
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