7.1 IMMEDIATE ANNOUNCEMENT REQUIRED IF THE OFFER HAS TO BE AMENDED

The acquisition of an interest in Target shares by a Bidder or any person acting in concert with it may give rise to an obligation under Paragraph 6 (minimum level of consideration), Paragraph 9 (mandatory offer) or Paragraph 11 (nature of consideration to be offered). Immediately after such an acquisition, an appropriate announcement must be made by the Bidder. Whenever practicable, the announcement should also state the nature of the interest, the number of shares concerned and the price paid.