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Meteor Asset Management – Premium Kick-Out Plan

Meteor Asset Management – Premium Kick-Out Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the top 10 stocks on the FTSE 100 index, by index weighting, as at February 8, 2012 – AstraZeneca, BG Group, BH Billiton, BP, British American Tobacco, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell – Class A Shares, and Vodafone

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £10,680 or £11,280 for 2012/13 applications

Term: Six years and two weeks

Return: 15% growth plus original capital at the end of year one provided at least 8 shares are at or above their initial values, 30% growth plus capital at the end of year two, 45% growth plus capital at the end of year three, 60% growth plus capital at the end of year four, 75% growth plus capital at the end of year five or 90% growth plus capital at the end of year six

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the FTSE 100 index as a whole does not fall by more than 50 per cent by the final day of the term

Closing date: April 11, 2012 for electronic transfers, April 5, 2012 for cheques and all Isa 2011/12 applications, March 28, 2012 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7904 1010



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