Recommended acquisition of Xansa plc by Groupe Steria SCA ( Presentation )
08/08/2007
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Recommended proposal for the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Xansa plc (the "Company" or "Xansa") by Groupe Steria SCA ("Steria") (the "Offer").

NOTE: THE INFORMATION RELATING TO THE OFFER IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE BY STERIA IN GOOD FAITH AND FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THE OFFER CANNOT BE VALIDLY ACCEPTED BY HOLDERS OF XANSA SHARES OR ANY OTHER PERSONS THROUGH MEANS OF DOWNLOADING A COPY OF ANY DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE OFFER FROM THIS WEBSITE.

Access to the Offer

Please read this notice carefully - it applies to all persons who view this part of the website and, depending upon who you are and where you live, it may affect your rights. This part of the site contains information on the Offer. Please note that, as the Offer progresses, this disclaimer may be altered or updated. You should read it in full each time you visit this part of the website.

For regulatory reasons, we have to ensure you are aware of the appropriate regulations for the country which you are in. To allow you to view details relating to the Offer, you have to read the following then press "I agree". If you are unable to agree you should press "I disagree" and you will not be able to view any such details.

Overseas persons

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In particular, the Offer will not be made in jurisdictions where to do so may be restricted by law and therefore any persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the UK or France should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable requirements. Any failure to comply with the applicable requirements may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Accordingly, the information on this part of the website must not be viewed if you are in or a resident of any such jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a breach of securities laws in that jurisdiction.

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Forward-looking statements

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Basis of access to the Offer

Access to the electronic version of any documents relating to the Offer are being made available on this website in good faith and for information purposes only. Any person seeking access to this part of Steria’s website represents and warrants to Steria that they are doing so for information purposes only.

Xansa shareholders should seek advice from an independent financial adviser as to the suitability of any action for the individual concerned. Any action required by a shareholder in connection with the Offer will only be set out in documents sent to or made available to Xansa shareholders and any decision made by such shareholders should be made solely and only on the basis of information provided in those documents.

Goldman Sachs International is acting exclusively for Steria and no-one else in connection with the Acquisition and will not be responsible to anyone other than Steria for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International or for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition or any other matter referred to herein.

UBS Limited is acting exclusively for Xansa and no-one else in connection with the Acquisition and will not be responsible to anyone other than Xansa for providing the protections afforded to clients of UBS Limited or for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition or any other matter referred to herein.

Responsibility

Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or any relevant listing rules, Steria expressly disclaims any obligation to disseminate, after the date of the posting of the Offer on this webpage, any updates or revisions to any statements in the Offer to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

THE INFORMATION RELATING TO THE OFFER MAY NOT BE DOWNLOADED BY ANY PERSON EITHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART WHERE TO DO SO WOULD OR MAY CONSTITUTE A BREACH OF ANY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS OR REGULATIONS.

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