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Abbey – Safety Plus Growth Issue 23


Safety Plus Growth Issue 23

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: 1,500-no maximum, Isa 7,000

Term: Five years and six months

Return: The greater of 20% of the original investment or the sum of the growth in the index over each six month period up to a maximum of 44%

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: November 8, 2005, October 25, 2005 for Pep/Isa transfers

Commission: None

Tel: 0800 30 20 30


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