Vonovia SE

Voluntary public takeover offer of Vonovia to all shareholders and holders of convertible bonds of BUWOG

You have entered the website which Vonovia SE has designated for the publication of documents and information in connection with its voluntary public takeover offer to all shareholders and holders of convertible bonds of BUWOG AG.

In order to access further information in connection with the takeover offer, visitors of this website are requested to confirm, at the bottom of this page, notice of the following legal information.

Important Legal Information

Vonovia SE (the Bidder) has announced on 18 December 2017 its intention to make an offer to all shareholders of BUWOG AG to acquire all shares and convertible bonds in BUWOG AG (Takeover Offer) which will constitute a voluntary public takeover offer pursuant to the Austrian Takeover Act (ÜbernahmegesetzÜbG).

The Takeover Offer is being made exclusively on the basis of the offer document, which was drawn up pursuant to the provisions of the ÜbG and published on 5 February 2018. Investors and holders of BUWOG AG shares and convertible bonds are strongly recommended to review the offer document and all other documents related to the Takeover Offer, as they will contain important information.

The Takeover Offer relates to shares in an Austrian company which are listed in Austria, Germany and Poland and convertible bonds of this company. In accordance with Austrian and European law, the Takeover Offer to acquire a controlling interest is conducted solely on the basis of the applicable provisions of the Austrian law, in particular the Takeover Act. The Takeover Offer is not made or intended to be made pursuant to the laws of any legal jurisdiction other than those of Austria. With regard to the Takeover Offer the Bidder and the persons acting in concert with the Bidder within the meaning of section 1 no. 6 of the ÜbG do not assume any responsibility for compliance with laws other than the laws of Austria. Notifications and the publication of information on the Takeover Offer are intended to be in Austria only, unless a notification or other publication is required or permitted under the respective laws of other jurisdictions.

The Takeover Offer is not and will not be filed, published or publicly advertised pursuant to the laws of any jurisdiction other than Austria to the extent that this would be impermissible under applicable national regulations. Neither the Bidder, nor any person acting in concert with the Bidder, nor any of its or their subsidiaries will conduct or otherwise facilitate the public marketing of the Takeover Offer outside of Austria, unless this would be permissible under the respective laws of other jurisdictions.

The Bidder and the persons acting in concert with the Bidder assume no responsibility for the publication, dispatch, distribution or dissemination of any documents connected with the Takeover Offer outside of Austria being compatible with the applicable requirements of jurisdictions other than those of Austria. Furthermore, the Bidder and the persons acting in concert with the Bidder assume no responsibility for the non-compliance of third parties with any laws.

The announcements made on this website do not constitute an invitation to make an offer to sell shares and convertible bonds in BUWOG AG. With the exception of the offer document pursuant to the provisions of the ÜbG, announcements made on this website also do not constitute an offer to purchase shares and convertible bonds in BUWOG AG.

To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulation, the Bidder or its brokers may purchase, or conclude agreements to purchase, shares in BUWOG AG, directly or indirectly, outside of the scope of the Takeover Offer, during or after the period in which the Takeover Offer remains open for acceptance. This also applies to other securities which are directly convertible into, exchangeable for, or exercisable for BUWOG AG shares, such as convertible bonds. These purchases may be completed via the stock exchange at market prices or outside the stock exchange at negotiated conditions. Any information on such purchases will be disclosed as required by law or regulation in Austria.

If any announcements on this website contain forward-looking statements, such statements do not represent facts and are characterised by the words "will", "expect", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "aim", "assume" or similar expressions. Such statements express the intentions, opinions or current expectations and assumptions of the Bidder and the persons acting in concert with the Bidder, for example with regard to the potential consequences of the Takeover Offer for BUWOG AG, for those shareholders of BUWOG AG who choose not to accept the Takeover Offer or for future financial results of BUWOG AG and/or Vonovia SE. Such forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and forecasts which the Bidder and the persons acting in concert with the Bidder have made to the best of their knowledge, but which do not claim to be correct in the future. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and usually cannot be influenced by the Bidder or the persons acting in concert with the Bidder. It should be kept in mind that the actual events or consequences may differ materially from those contained in or expressed by such forward-looking statements.

It is possible that the Bidder will change its intentions and assumptions reflected in the documents and announcements on this website or in the offer document after the publication of these documents, announcements or the offer document, this in particular with regard to BUWOG AG.

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