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Blue Sky Asset Management – Enhanced Growth Plan FTSE 100 Series

Blue Sky Asset Management – Enhanced Growth Plan FTSE 100 Series

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000, Isa £7,200 until April 5, 2010, £10,200 for the over 50s and for all investors from April 6, 2010

Term: Six years

Return: Double the growth in the index capped at 90% of the original investment, or 25% of the original investment provided the index is at or above its initial value at the end of the term

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided the index does not fall by more than 50% without returning to at least its initial value by the end of the term

Closing date: May 10, 2010, April 16, 2010 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 2.75%




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