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Meteor Asset Management – Top Ten Kick-Out Plan 4

Meteor Asset Management – Top Ten Kick-Out Plan 4

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 November 30, 2010

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £10,200

Term: Seven years and two weeks

Return: 17.5%  plus the return of the original capital at the end of year one provided at least 8 shares are at or above their initial values, 35% plus capital at the end of year two, 52.5% at the end of year three, 70% at the end of year four, 87.5% at the end of year five, 105% at the end of year six or 122.5% at the end of year seven,

Protection:  Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided no more than two shares fall by more than 50 per cent by the final day of the term

Closing date: January 21, 2011, January 14,  2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7904 1010



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The value of an investment and any income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Forecasts and past performance are not a guide to future performance. Some information and statistical data herein has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable but in no way are warranted by us as to their accuracy or completeness. These are Neptune’s views and as such this document is deemed to be impartial research. We do not undertake to advise you of any change to our views.


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