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Potential Offer for Berendsen plc ("Berendsen") by Elis SA ("Elis") (the " Potential Offer")

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This area of the website contains electronic versions of materials relating to the Potential Offer made available in compliance with the City Code on Takeovers and Offers. The materials you are seeking to access are made available by the Company in good faith and for information purposes only and are subject to the terms and conditions set out below. Any person seeking to access this part of the website represents and warrants to Berendsen that they are doing so for information purposes only.

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The Potential Offer would be made solely by means of an offer or scheme document which would contain the full terms and conditions of such Offer, including details of how it may be accepted. Any decision made in relation to the Potential Offer should be made solely and only on the basis of the information provided in any such document.

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Access to electronic versions of these materials is being made available on this website by Berendsen in good faith and for information purposes only. Any person seeking access to this website represents and warrants to Berendsen that they are doing so for information purposes only. Making press announcements and other documents available in electronic format does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in Berendsen. Further, it does not constitute a recommendation by Berendsen or any other party to sell or buy securities in Berendsen.

Responsibility

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

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

In relation to any such announcements or other materials related to the Potential Offer that have been issued or published by Elis, or which relate to Elis and its group, and which are accessible on this website, the only responsibility accepted by Berendsen and its directors is for the correctness and fairness of its reproduction.

Neither the directors of Berendsen, nor Berendsen nor any of their respective affiliated companies have reviewed, and no such person is or shall be responsible for or accepts any liability in respect of, any information contained on any other website which may be linked to or from this part of the website.

Forward-looking statements

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