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Barclays Wealth – Defined Returns Plan Annual Kick Out December 2010 Edition

Barclays Wealth – Defined Returns Plan Annual Kick Out December 2010 Edition

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,100-£500,000, Isa £10,200

Term: Six years

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,100-£500,000

Term: Six years

Return: AKO 100 option – 14% at the end of year two, 21% at the end of year three, 28% at the end of year four, 35% at the end of year five or 42% at the end of year six, AKO 90 option – 21% growth plus original capital at the end of year three, 28% at the end of year four, 35% at the end of year five or 42% at the end of year six

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 50% by the final day of the term

Closing date: January 31, 2011, January 17, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%




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