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Financial Markets and Wealth Management Disclosures

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

This website provides clients of SCB with access to various disclosures required under EU regulation regarding Investment Recommendations. Article 20(1) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (MAR) which was effective on 3 July 2016 requires that persons who produce or disseminate investment recommendations or other information recommending or suggesting an investment strategies should be based on current public information that have been obtained from publicly available sources to ensure objective presentation and to disclose their interests or indicate conflicts of interest concerning the financial instruments to which that information relates.

An Investment Recommendation under MAR is defined as information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy, explicitly or implicitly, concerning one or several financial instruments or the issuers, including any opinion as to the present or future value or price of such instruments, intended for distribution channels or for the public. The technical regulatory requirements that support Article 20 of MAR requires that Investment Recommendations or other information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy are objective, clear and are an accurate presentation of such information and include disclosure of any interests and conflicts of interest.

While there are a number of required disclosures relating to Article 20 MAR this website provides information on Investment Recommendations that have been issued by SCB on in scope financial instruments or the issuers of those instruments during the previous 12 months. (Note: the record of Investment Recommendation commences from 3 July 2016).

SCB and/or its affiliates makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory regarding the veracity, accuracy or completeness of any information contained or referred to on this website (including, but not limited to, market data or statistical information). Except as explicitly stated otherwise herein, the information contained on this website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute any offer or solicitation to any person to enter into any transaction or adopt any hedging, trading or investment strategy, nor does it constitute any prediction of likely future movements in rates or prices, or represent that any such future movements will not exceed those shown in any illustration. Any stated recommendation of the securities or financial instruments provided herein, if any, is given solely as of the date indicated and is not valid for any date thereafter. Further, such recommendation is not representation that transaction can be effected at this price or at all. The securities or financial instruments referred to herein may not be suitable for all investors or their specific investment objectives or financial situation and investors should seek appropriate advice from their own financial, tax and/or legal advisors when making any determinations of suitability.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, SCB accepts no liability for any loss, damage or expense howsoever arising (including, but not limited to, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages or any loss, damage or expense arising from, but not limited to, any defect, error, imperfection, fault, mistake or inaccuracy contained herein or any associated services, or due to any unavailability of this communication or any part thereof or any contents or associated services) from the use of any information contained on this website, including any information which may constitute an Investment Recommendation.

List of all recommendations on financial instruments or issuers disseminated during the preceding 12 month period listed below:

"Buy" means recommending an investor to buy a financial instrument.

"Sell" means recommending an investor to sell a financial instrument.

"Hold" means recommending an investor to keep a financial instrument.

"Pay" means recommending a counterparty to pay a fixed leg of IRS and receive a floating leg of IRS.

"Receive" means recommending a counterparty to receive a fixed leg of IRS and pay a floating leg of IRS.

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