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2. Announcement of Offering

2.1 In the case of an offer for sale or an offer for subscription a formal notice stating the information set out in 2.2 below must be published in the newspapers and other forms of media in the prescribed period.
2.2 In every case a formal notice stating the following information must be published in the newspapers and other forms of media not less than 5 calendar days before the starting of the offering or dealings commence:—
(a) the name and country of incorporation or other establishment of the issuer;
(b) the name and country of incorporation or other establishment of the guarantor, in the case of a guaranteed issue;
(c) the amount and title of the Debt Securities for which the offering and listing is sought;
(d) the address(es) at which copies of the offering document (if any) are available to the public;
(e) the date of publication of the notice;
(f) in the case of a private placement or selectively marketed securities, the names of the issuing houses involved in the placing;
(g) a statement that application has been made to the Agency for the issuing and offering of and permission to deal in the Debt Securities;
(h) a statement that the formal notice appears for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation or offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for Debt Securities;
(i) the date upon which the offering of the Debt Securities are expected to commence; and
(j) in the case of an offer for sale or an offer for subscription a statement that applications will only be considered on the basis of the offering document.
2.3 Pursuant to Article (142) of the Commercial Companies Law, the issuer must make sufficient copies of the offering document available to the investors, free of charge, at the address(es) referred to in rule 2.2 (d) to satisfy investors' demand for a reasonable period (in the case of an offer for subscription or offer for sale, not being less than the offer period and, in every other case, not being less than 10 days) from the date on which the formal notice is published. In all cases where the offering document is published in the newspapers, it must be accompanied by a statement that copies of the offering document are available to the public at stated address(es) for a similar period.
2.4 All offering documents published by a new applicant must be in printed form. However, a new applicant may, to the extent permitted under applicable laws and regulations and the new applicant's own constitutional documents, make additional copies available to the public in electronic format through publication of the offering document (together with the relative application form (if any)) on the new applicant's own website. In such case, the new applicant must confirm:
(a) That the contents of the offering document and relative application form (if any) in electronic format are identical with the contents of the offering document and application form (if any) in printed form; and
(b) That the offering document and relative application form (if any) are also available in printed form and addresses of the locations where they are available.
2.5 Any supplemental offering documents or subsequent amendments to the offering document are also made available in both printed form and electronic format.