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Provenance and purpose. This financial model (the "Model") has been prepared for informational purposes on a confidential basis by UBS Group AG, UBS AG and/or their subsidiaries, branches or affiliates (together, "UBS") and is being provided solely for [the board of directors] of [insert name of client] (the “Company”) in connection with the proposed analysis of [insert appropriate description] (the "[Transaction] ") and is not to be used for any other purpose. All terms and conditions of such engagement outlined in our engagement letter dated [•] (the "Engagement Letter") are deemed to apply to the Model.
No independent verification. In preparing the Model, we have assumed and relied upon the accuracy and completeness of the assumptions and information that was publicly available or was furnished to us by the Company or by its advisers, or otherwise reviewed by us for the purposes of preparing the Model, which has not been independently verified by UBS or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and/or advisers or any other person. UBS has not made any independent valuation of any physical assets in connection with the Model.
No representation or warranty. The Model has not been audited and no representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, is or will be given and no responsibility or liability (either express or implied) is taken by or accepted by UBS or its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and/or advisers in relation to the accuracy, completeness, reliability or sufficiency of the Model or the reasonableness of assumptions upon which its computations are made.
Reliance. The Model is provided solely for the benefit of the [board of directors] of the Company and should not be relied upon, is not on behalf of, and shall not confer rights or remedies upon, any holder of securities of the Company or any other person.
Liability. By accepting receipt of the Model, the Company acknowledges and agrees that to the maximum extent permitted by law, except in the case of fraud and save as provided in the Engagement Letter, UBS and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and/or advisers expressly disclaim any liability which may arise from the Model, or any other written or oral information provided in connection with the Model, and any errors contained therein and/or omissions therefrom.
Exercise own judgement. By accepting receipt of the Model, the Company acknowledges and agrees that any use of the Model shall be entirely at its own risk and that it should make (and will be deemed to have made) its own review of the Model. The Model should not be regarded by the Company as a substitute for the exercise of its own judgement. UBS may have or have had a relationship with or may provide or has provided investment banking, capital markets and/or other financial services to the Company and/or any of the entities referred to in the Model.
Forecasts. UBS has relied upon the management of the Company as to the reasonableness and achievability of the financial and operating forecasts (and the assumptions and bases thereof) provided to us by the Company and with the Company’s consent, UBS has assumed that such forecasts represent the best currently available estimates and judgements of the management of the Company and that such projections and forecasts will be realised in the amounts and time periods contemplated thereby. All assumptions contained in the Model have been discussed and agreed with the Company.
No duty to update. This Model is based on the economic, regulatory, market and other conditions as in effect on, and the information made available to us as of the date hereof. It should be understood that subsequent developments may affect the information contained in this Model. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation as to the past or future or that any of the estimates or projections contained herein will be achieved. This Model speaks as at the date hereof (unless an earlier date is otherwise indicated in the Model) and in furnishing this Model, no obligation is undertaken and nor is any representation or undertaking given by any person to provide the Company with any additional information or to update, revise or re-affirm any information in this document, including any forecasts, or to correct any inaccuracies therein which may become apparent.
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