Offer for National Milk Records plc
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OFFER ("OFFER") FOR NATIONAL MILK RECORDS PLC ("NMR") BY ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC ("ABF")
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The Information contained in this Microsite does not constitute an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of, or any invitation or solicitation of, any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities pursuant to the Offer or otherwise in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
The Offer is expected to be made by means of a scheme document or offer document which will contain the full terms and conditions of the Offer, including details on how it may be accepted. Any decision made in relation to the Offer should be made solely on the basis of the information provided in any such document.
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