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GENERAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER

The information which is summarised herein does not constitute financial or other professional advice and is general in nature. It does not take into account your specific circumstances and should not be acted on without full understanding of your current situation and future goals and objectives by a fully qualified financial advisor. In doing so you risk making commitment to a product and/or strategy that may not be suitable to your needs.

Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the contents of this website, A&P cannot offer any undertaking or guarantee, either expressly or implicitly, including liability towards third parties, regarding how correct, complete or up to date the contents of this website are. We reserve the right to supplement this website at any time or to change or delete any information contained or views expressed on this website.

A&P accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use of this website or reliance on the content of the website.

DISCLAIMER OF ADVICE RISKS AND COMMITMENTS

GENERAL

The information found on this website does not constitute advice. Any information provided is done so solely to enable you to make your own investment decisions. The investments and/or investment services referred to may not be suitable for all investors. If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment, you should contact your Financial Advisers for advice.

Unlike cash, stock market based investments are not guaranteed and fall in value as well as rise, we therefore believe you should only invest for the reasonable term. Ultimately, you could get back less than you invest. Any yields will vary over time so income is variable and not guaranteed.

Cancellation rights may not be available. The investments featured and(or) the instruments featured do not provide capital guarantees like a deposit account and are not readily accessible.

Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. Exchange rate fluctuations and external factors may have an adverse effect on the value of international shares.

Tax rules referred to are those that currently apply, they can change over time and any benefit to you will depend on your circumstances. In addition to any initial charge quoted there may be a bid/offer spread or dilution levy.

Non-investment grade bonds are contained in some funds, which carry a risk that the capital value of the fund will be affected because they have an increased risk of default on repayment by the issuing companies compared to investment grade bonds.

Some investments (e.g. some AIM stocks) are less readily realizable than others and it may therefore be difficult to deal in or obtain reliable information about their value.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC

AIM and penny shares: AIM and penny shares carry a higher degree of risk of losing money than other international and domestic shares. It may be difficult to deal in these shares. There is a big difference between the buying price and the selling price of these shares. If they have to be sold immediately, you may get back much less than you paid for them. The price may change quickly and it may go down as well as up. It may be difficult to obtain reliable information about their value or the extent of the risks to which they are exposed.

Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs): VCTs are higher risk investments and although some VCTs may be viewed as less risky than others, investors should remember that VCTs as a whole are higher risk investments.

ETFs, ETCs and ETNs: Investing in these products may expose you to additional risk, for instance you may be at risk if the product’s counterparties fail. It’s important you understand the specific risks associated with your investment.

Marketing Communications Disclaimer

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The Marketing Communication is for information purposes only. The Marketing Communication does not constitute a binding commitment or agreement to provide services or financing on the terms therein or similar terms, or any other commitment to provide services or financing of any kind, and cannot be relied upon as a representation that any particular transaction necessarily could have been or can be effected at the stated price. The Marketing Communication is not an advertisement to an unlimited group of persons of securities, or related financial instruments. The Marketing Communication is not investment research and has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research. The Marketing Communication is not intended to provide the basis of any investment decision, credit or any other evaluation and is not to be considered as a recommendation by A&P that any recipient of the Marketing Communication participate in the transaction described therein (the "Investment"). Each recipient of the Marketing Communication contemplating participating in the Investment must make (and will be deemed to have made) its own independent investigation and appraisal of the business, financial condition, prospects, creditworthiness, status and affairs of any relevant company or issuer (the "Issuer"). The legal rights and obligations of recipients of the Marketing Communication, who participate in the Investment, will be governed solely by the investment agreement and no rights or obligations against or toward the Issuer or any other person shall arise out of or in connection with the Marketing Communication.

Opinions expressed therein may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by other business areas or groups of A&P and its affiliates as a result of using different assumptions and criteria. All such information is subject to change without notice, and neither A&P nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates is under any obligation to update or keep current the information contained in the Marketing Communication or in any other medium. The delivery of the Marketing Communication at any time does not imply that the information in it is correct as of any time after its preparation date or that there has been no change in the business, financial condition, prospects, creditworthiness, status or affairs of the Issuer or anyone else since that date. A&P does not undertake to assess or keep under review the business, financial condition, prospects, creditworthiness, status or affairs of the Issuer or any other person now or at any time in the future. Neither A&P nor any of its affiliates undertake to provide the recipient with access to any additional information or to update the Marketing Communication or to correct any inaccuracies therein which may become apparent and A&P reserves the right, without prior notice, to change the procedure for the Investment or the delivery of information or to terminate discussions at any time without stating its reasons.

Descriptions of the Issuer or the securities or other financial instruments of the Issuer or securities underlying or related to such instruments or the markets or developments mentioned in the Marketing Communication are not intended to be complete. In the Marketing Communication certain agreements may be referred to and described in summary form. The summaries do not purport to be complete or necessarily accurate descriptions of the full agreements. Interested parties are expected to review independently all such documents. The Marketing Communication should not be regarded by recipients as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgment as the Marketing Communication has no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific recipient. The application of taxation laws depends on an investor's individual circumstances and, accordingly, each investor should seek independent professional advice on taxation implications before making any investment decision. The Marketing Communication has been compiled or arrived at based on information obtained from sources believed to be reliable and in good faith. Such information has not been independently verified, is provided on an 'as is' basis and no representation or warranty, either expressed or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reasonableness of the Marketing Communication or any further information, notice or other document at any time supplied in connection with the Investment, except with respect to information concerning A&P, its subsidiaries and affiliates. All statements of opinion and all projections, forecasts, or statements relating to expectations regarding future events or the possible future performance of investments represent A&P's own assessment and interpretation of information available to them currently.

The Marketing Communication may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements as to future operating results. Any "forward-looking statements", which include all statements other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words "targets", "believes", "expects", "aims", "intends", "will", "may", "anticipates", "would", "could" or similar expressions or the negative thereof, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors beyond A&P's control that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment operating in the future. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements in this document will be realised. Neither A&P nor any of its affiliates intend to update such forward-looking statements.

The Investment described in the Marketing Communication may not be eligible for sale in all jurisdictions or to certain categories of investors. Options, derivative products and futures are not suitable for all investors and trading in these instruments is considered risky. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The value of investments may fall as well as rise and the investor may not get back the amount initially invested. Some investments may not be readily realisable since the market in the securities is illiquid or there is no secondary market for the investor's interest and therefore valuing the investment and identifying the risk to which the investor is exposed may be difficult to quantify. Investments in illiquid securities involve a high degree of risk and are suitable only for sophisticated investors who can tolerate such risk and do not require an investment easily and quickly converted into cash. Foreign-currency-denominated securities are subject to fluctuations in exchange rates that could have an adverse effect on the value or the price of, or income derived from, the investment. Other risk factors affecting the price, value or income of an investment include but are not necessarily limited to political risks, economic risks, credit risks, and market risks. Investing in emerging markets such as Russia, other CIS, EMEAC countries and emerging markets securities involves a high degree of risk and investors should perform their own due diligence before investing.

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