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Q&A in relation to Tender Offer of Convertible And Subordinated Hybrid Equity-linked Securities (the “CASHES”)

ISIN Code: BE0933899800/ Common Code: 033483384 / SEDOL No: B29R5X3

This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer memorandum dated 26 January 2012 (the Tender Offer Memorandum).  This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer.  If you are in any doubt as to the contents of this announcement, the Tender Offer or the action you should take, you are recommended to seek you own financial advice, including as to any tax consequences, from your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser.  Any individual or company whose CASHES are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to tender such Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer.  None of the Lead Manager, the Tender Agent, the Centralising Agent or the Offeror makes any recommendation whether the holders of CASHES should tender CASHES pursuant to the Tender Offer.