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Recommended offer (the "Offer") by Berkeley Bidco Limited (“Bidco”), an entity owned by a consortium comprising KIRKBI Invest A/S, funds advised by Blackstone Core Equity Advisors L.L.C., and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as co-investor (together the “Consortium”) for Merlin Entertainments plc (“Merlin”)

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If you would like to view this part of the website, please read this notice carefully.  This notice applies to all persons who view this part of the website and, depending on where you are located, may affect your rights or responsibilities.  Merlin reserves the right to amend or update this notice at any time and you should, therefore, read it in full each time you visit the site.  In addition, the contents of this part of the website may be amended at any time, in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of Merlin.

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The Offer relates to the securities of a UK company and is subject to UK procedural and disclosure requirements that are different from those of the United States.  Any financial statements or other financial information included in this part of the website may have been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of US companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.  It may be difficult for US holders of shares to enforce their rights and any claims they may have arising under the US federal securities laws in connection with the Offer, since Merlin is located in a country other than the United States, and some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of countries other than the United States.  US holders of shares may not be able to sue Merlin or its respective officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of the US securities laws.  Further, it may be difficult to compel Merlin and its respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or judgment of a US state or federal court.

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All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements.  Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Merlin and the Merlin Group to market risks and statements expressing management’s expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions, including as to future potential cost savings, synergies, earnings, cash flow, return on capital employed, production and prospects.  These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend", "may", "objectives", "outlook", "plan", "probably", "project", "risks", "seek", "should", "target", "will" and similar terms and phrases.

There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Merlin and the Merlin Group and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this part of the website.  These factors include, but are not limited to: developments adversely affecting visitor attendance and secondary spending at the Merlin Group’s attractions; an inability to manage effectively its investment strategy or the roll-out of new attractions; an inability to protect the its intellectual property or an infringement on intellectual property rights of others; the loss of, or any adverse change in, any of its important commercial relationships; increases in staff expenses; the loss of any senior management or key managers or employees; safety incidents at, or adverse publicity concerning, the Merlin Group’s attractions; adverse changes in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; the loss of licenses and permits necessary to carry on its business; the inability to compete effectively with competitors in the family entertainment and leisure markets; a failure to comply with laws and regulations and any changes in laws and regulations; the cumulative effect of adverse litigation or arbitration awards against the Merlin Group; new types of taxes or increases in taxes in the jurisdictions in which the Merlin Group operates; and any interruption or failure of IT systems upon which its operations are reliant.

All forward-looking statements contained in this part of the website are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section.  Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in Merlin’s latest annual report (available at Merlin’s corporate website).  These factors also should be considered by the reader.

Each forward-looking statement speaks only as at the specified date of the relevant document within which the statement is contained.  Merlin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law or regulation.  In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking statements contained in this part of the website.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, no statement contained or referred to in this part of the website is intended to be a profit forecast.

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In relation to any materials related to the Offer that are accessible on this part of the website, please note any statement of responsibility contained therein.

The documents included in this part of the website issued or published by Merlin speak only at the specified date of the relevant document and Merlin has, and accepts, no responsibility or duty to update or revise such documents.

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