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General

 

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No previous recommendation concerning the financial instrument or issuer recommended in this report has been disseminated during the preceding 12 month period. 

Important Conflicts of Interest Disclosures 

 

Hypothesis, its respective directors, officers, employees and contractors do not hold any positions in the securities mentioned in this report . In addition, Hypothesis, its respective directors, officers, employees and contractors do not hold any relationships with the issuer of the securities discussed that would impair the objectivity of the recommendations given. The analyst also certifies that no part of their compensation was, is, or will be, directly, or indirectly, related to specific recommendations or views expressed in this report. Hypothesis may perform services or solicit business from any of the companies mentioned in this report. Hypothesis has a restrictive policy relating to personal dealing. Hypothesis has controls in place to manage the risks related to such. 

 

Risk Warning

 

Hypothesis does not offer or provide personalised advice. The information provided is not intended to be, and should not be construed in any manner whatsoever as, personalised advice as it does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person who may receive this report. The information provided by us should not be construed by any subscriber or prospective subscriber as Hypothesis’ solicitation or inducement to buy, sell, hold, subscribe, or underwrite any securities mentioned in this report. Investors should make their own investment decisions based upon their own financial objective and resources.

 

The value of securities mentioned in this report can fall as well as rise and may be subject to large and sudden swings. In addition, it may be difficult or not possible to buy, sell, hold or obtain accurate information about the value of securities mentioned in this report. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Forward-looking information or statements in this report contain information that is based on assumptions, forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable, and therefore involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of their subject matter to be materially different from current expectations. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Hypothesis, its affiliates and contractors, and their respective directors, officers and employees will not be liable for any loss or damage arising as a result of reliance being placed on any of the information contained in this report and do not guarantee the returns on investments in the products discussed in this publication.

 

Where the research includes or implies a recommendation to "buy", "sell" or "hold" or other form of recommendation, this must be understood as being a temporary and short term recommendation, which relates only to the time period immediately following the time the communication was sent, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Investment ratings are: Buy if the price upside to 12-month target price exceeds 15% ; Hold if the downside/upside is within -10%/+15% and Sell if the current price exceeds the target price by over 10%.

 

Investment ratings are determined by the ranges described above at the time of the initiation of coverage, or a change in target price. At other times, the expected total returns may fall outside of these ranges because of price movement and/or volatility. Such interim deviations from specified ranges will be permitted but will be subject to review by the analyst. Your decision to buy, sell or hold a security should be based upon your personal investment objectives and should be made only after evaluating the stock’s expected performance and risk.