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Barclays Wealth – Target Growth Plan March 2012 Edition

Barclays Wealth – Target Growth Plan March 2012 Edition

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth and return of capital linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum – maximum investment: £5,500-no maximum

Term: Three years

Return: 21% growth provided the index does not fall by more than 40 per cent during the term and/or the index is at or above its initial value at the end of the term

Protection: Original capital returned in full provided the index does not fall by more than 40 per cent during the term and finishes at or above its initial value at the end of the term, but if breached, the combination of reduced growth and capital in line with the index fall may still be higher or equal to the original investment

Closing date: April 20, 2012

Commission: Initial 2%

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