Disclaimer

Offers ("Offers") by Energy Bidco Holdings Limited ("Bidco"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Essar Global Fund Limited ("EGFL") for the minority shares in Essar Energy Plc ("Essar Energy") that EGFL does not already own and the US$550 million 4.25 per cent. convertible bonds due 2016 guaranteed by Essar Energy.

THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE (THE "MICROSITE") CONTAINS ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION (TOGETHER THE "INFORMATION") PUBLISHED BY BIDCO, EGFL AND/OR ESSAR ENERGY RELATING TO THE OFFERS.THE INFORMATION IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN GOOD FAITH AND FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND ITS AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW.

If you would like access to the Information please read this notice carefully – it applies to all persons who view this Microsite and, depending on where you live, it may affect your rights or responsibilities. EGFL reserves the right to amend or update this notice at any time and you should, therefore, read it in full each time you visit the Microsite. In addition, the contents of the Microsite may be amended at any time in whole or in part at the sole discretion of EGFL.

Basis of access

The Information is not intended to, and does not, constitute or form any part of an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or an invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or otherwise acquire any securities, or the solicitation of a vote or approval pursuant to the Information or otherwise.

The Information speaks only at the date of the relevant document or announcement and EGFL has, and accepts, no responsibility or duty to update any Information (other than to the extent such duty arises as a matter of law or regulation).

Responsibility

Neither the directors of EGFL nor any of EGFL's 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 this Microsite by a third party.

Overseas Persons

The Information is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would violate the law of that jurisdiction (a "Restricted Jurisdiction"). Accordingly, viewing the Information may not be lawful if you are resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction. In certain jurisdictions, including Restricted Jurisdictions, only certain categories of person may be allowed to view such materials. Any person resident or located outside the United Kingdom who wishes to view these materials must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements that prohibit or restrict them from doing so.

By clicking "CONFIRM" below, you represent that you are not a national of, or resident in, a Restricted Jurisdiction and that EGFL is lawfully entitled to make the content of any Information available to you under applicable securities laws. If you are unable to give this representation, do not view the Information.

If you are not resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction, you may access the Information but you are responsible for first satisfying yourself as to the full observance of the laws and regulatory requirements of your jurisdiction.

Similarly, the Information is not being, and must not be, released or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into a Restricted Jurisdiction and persons receiving such Information (including custodians, nominees and trustees) must not distribute or send it in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction.

If you are not permitted to view the Information or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to do so, please exit this Microsite and seek independent advice. EGFL and its advisers do not assume any responsibility for any violation by any person of any of these restrictions.

Forward looking statements

The Information may contain certain "forward looking statements" regarding the financial position, business strategy or plans for future operations of the EGFL group of companies. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in any document may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements also often use words such as "believe", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "anticipate" and words of a similar meaning. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by them. Much of the risk and uncertainty relates to factors that are beyond the companies' abilities to control or estimate precisely, such as future market conditions and the behaviours of other market participants, and therefore undue reliance should not be placed on such statements which speak only as at the date of the relevant document. EGFL assumes no obligation to, and does not intend to, revise or update any forward looking statements, except as required pursuant to applicable law or regulation.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, no statement in this Microsite is intended to constitute a profit forecast for any period and no statement should be interpreted to mean that earnings or earnings per share will necessarily be greater or lesser than those for the relevant preceding financial periods for Bidco, EGFL or Essar Energy as appropriate.

Acceptance of disclaimer

If you are not resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction and are able to give the confirmations set out below, please click on "CONFIRM".

Confirmation of understanding and acceptance

In order to view the materials on this Microsite, by clicking on the "CONFIRM" box below, you are making the following confirmations:

  1. I have read and understood the notice set out above and agree to be bound by its terms;
  2. I am a resident of or located in the United Kingdom or another jurisdiction into which the distribution of the Information does not constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction and I am not acting on behalf of someone who is resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction; and
  3. I will not copy, forward, transfer or distribute the Information to any person who is resident or located in a Restricted Jurisdiction.
If you are not able to give these confirmations (as applicable), you should click on "DECLINE" below and we cannot provide you with the information contained on this Microsite.