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Merchant Capital – Kick Out Plan: FTSE Issue 2

Merchant Capital – Kick Out Plan: FTSE Issue 2

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-£2m, Isa £10,680

Term: Six years and three weeks

Return: 18% growth plus capital at the end of year two provided the index is at or above its initial value, 27 % growth plus capital at the end of three years, 36% growth plus capital at the end of four years, 45% growth plus capital at the end of year five, 54% growth at the end of year six

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 40% by the final day of the term

Closing date: September 30, 2011, September 23, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7332 2200



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