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Barclays Capital – Protected Euro Deposit Account

Barclays Capital – Protected Euro Deposit Account

Type: Structured product for investors with offshore bonds or selected onshore life company wrapper products

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the Eurostoxx 50 index

Minimum investment: Lump sum Euro 50,000 or currency equivalent

Term: Four years and nine months

Return: 100% of the growth in the index capped at 50% of the original investment

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: February 25, 2011

Commission: Paid on life bond wrapper as agreed with provider



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