The offer prospectus (also available as an expanded issue prospectus) can be requested in English, French or German from UBS AG, Zurich (Tel. +41 44 239 47 03, Fax +41 44 239 69 14 or by e-mail at email@example.com
). The offer prospectus and Helvetia's other publications regarding the offer can be viewed at http://www.takeover.ch or at the company website at www.helvetia.com/tender-offer
The offer notice and all other offer-related publications that must appear in newspapers will be published in German in Neue Zürcher Zeitung and in French in Le Temps. They will also be sent to Bloomberg and Reuters for publication.
For the shareholders of Nationale Suisse, the offer period begins on 25 August 2014 and (probably) ends on 19 September 2014 at 4.00 p.m. The expected date of settlement of the offer and of the exchange is 20 October 2014.
Preliminary transaction timetable
* Helvetia reserves the right to extend the offer period in accordance with Section B.5. (“Offer Period”) once or several times and/or to defer the settlement of the Offer. The dates subsequent thereto shall then be adjusted accordingly.
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