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1) TO ASIAN INVESTORS
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Notice to Residents in Korea:
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Notice to Singapore Investors:
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This document is intended solely for distribution to Institutional Investors, Accredited Investors and Expert Investors as defined in Section 4A of the Securities and Futures Act of Singapore.
No sale of the Notes should be allowed unless such sale is made to an "institutional investor", "relevant person" or any person pursuant to an offer under Section 275(1A) of the SFA.
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2) TO EUROPEAN INVESTORS
Natixis is supervised by the European Central bank (ECB). Natixis is authorised in France by the Autorite de controle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) as a Bank – Investment Services Provider and subject to its supervision.
Natixis is regulated by the AMF in respect of its investment services activities. In the UK, Natixis is authorised by L’Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.
Details about the extent of our regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.
In Germany, NATIXIS is authorized by the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) as a bank – investment services provider and is subject to its supervision.
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3) TO US INVESTORS
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