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Legal & General – Protected Index Plan 2

Tuesday, 18 March 2003

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-no maximum, £7,000 Isa

Term: Five years six months

Guarantee: Capital returned in full regardless of the performance in the index

Return: 100% of any growth up to 55%

Closing date: April 25, 2003

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7528 6773

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