Recommended Cash Offer by Ely Acquisition Limited for Hydro International plc

to be implemented by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the “Scheme”)

This microsite contains all the relevant public documents relating to the Scheme and related matters (the “Transaction”) and which is subject to the Takeover Code.

ACCESS TO THIS MICROSITE MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER SECURITIES LAWS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. THIS NOTICE REQUIRES YOU TO CONFIRM CERTAIN MATTERS (INCLUDING THAT YOU ARE NOT RESIDENT IN SUCH A JURISDICTION), BEFORE YOU MAY OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION ON THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.

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NOTE: ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF THE MATERIAL YOU ARE SEEKING ACCESS TO ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS MICROSITE IN GOOD FAITH.

THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT DIRECTED AT OR ACCESSIBLE BY PERSONS LOCATED IN A JURISDICTION WHERE LOCAL LAWS OR REGULATIONS MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RISK OF CIVIL, REGULATORY OR CRIMINAL EXPOSURE CONCERNING THE TRANSACTION IF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TRANSACTON IS SENT OR MADE AVAILABLE TO HYDRO SHAREHOLDERS IN THAT JURISDICTION ("RESTRICTED JURISDICTION").

Basis of access

The information contained on this microsite in respect of the Transaction is made available in good faith and does not constitute an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or an invitation or solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities pursuant to the transaction or otherwise in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.

The terms of the Transaction will be set out in a formal document to be addressed to shareholders (“Hydro Shareholders”) in Hydro International plc (“Hydro”) containing details of the Transaction and including, amongst other things, the Scheme, notices of the meetings (and associated proxy forms) required to implement the Transaction, and including details of how to vote at the relevant meetings (the "Scheme Document"). In considering the transaction, Hydro Shareholders should only rely on the information contained, and procedures described, in the Scheme Document and the accompanying proxy forms.

Please note that this notice may be altered or updated. You should read it in full each time you access this microsite.

The information contained on this microsite speaks only at the date of the relevant document or announcement reproduced on this microsite, and neither Ely Acquisition Limited (“Hanover Bidco”) nor Hydro has, or accepts, any responsibility or duty to update any such information, document or announcement and reserves the right to add to, remove or amend any information reproduced on this microsite at any time.

The directors of Hydro have not reviewed, and they shall not be responsible for, any information contained on any other website which may be linked to this microsite by a third party.

Forward-looking statements

The information on this microsite, including information included or incorporated by reference, contains "forward-looking statements" concerning Hanover Bidco and/ or Hydro that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "is subject to", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "targets", "aims", "projects" or words or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, as well as variations of such phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might", or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond the ability of Hanover Bidco or Hydro to control or estimate precisely, such as future market conditions, changes in regulatory environment and the behaviour of other market participants. Neither Hanover Bidco nor Hydro can give any assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to have been correct. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of the relevant document. Neither Hanover Bidco nor Hydro undertakes any obligation to update or revise publicly any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.

Overseas Shareholders

The materials contained on this microsite contain information in respect of the transaction. Viewing this information may not be lawful if you are resident in a Restricted Jurisdiction. In certain jurisdictions, including Restricted Jurisdictions, only certain categories of person may be allowed to view such materials. Any person resident outside the United Kingdom who wishes to view these materials must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements that prohibit or restrict them from doing so.

Documentation relating to the Transaction are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in, into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction where to do so would violate the laws of such jurisdiction. By clicking "CONFIRM" below, you represent that you are not a national of, or resident in, a Restricted Jurisdiction and that Hanover Bidco and Hydro are lawfully entitled to make the content of any communication or document in relation to the Transaction available to you under applicable securities laws. If you are unable to give this representation, do not view the content of any communication or document in relation to the Transaction. If you are not resident in a Restricted Jurisdiction, you may access any communication or document in relation to the Transaction but you are responsible for first satisfying yourself as to the full observance of the laws and regulatory requirements of your jurisdiction. If you are not permitted to view any communication or document in relation to the Transaction by virtue of applicable laws or regulatory requirements, please exit this microsite. Similarly, copies of the contents of the following pages (including documents posted thereon) are not being, and must not be, released or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into a Restricted Jurisdiction and persons receiving such documents (including custodians, nominees and trustees) must not distribute or send them in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction. If you are not permitted to view materials on this microsite or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to view these materials, please exit this microsite and seek independent advice. Neither Hanover Bidco nor Hydro assumes any responsibility for any violation by any person of any of these restrictions.

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