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Aberdeen Asset Management – Aberdeen Growth Opportunities 2 VCT

Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Growth Opportunities 2 VCT

Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted and Aim-listed companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum 3,000

Closing date: April 4, 2005 for 2004/2005 tax year, May 30, 2005 for 2005/2006 tax year

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 2% until December 31, 2006, 2.5% thereafter

Commission: Initial 2.5%, renewal 0.5% if total client
applications exceed 500,000

Special offer: Initial commission increased to 3%

Offer period: Until December 31, 2004

Tel: 0845 300 2830


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