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Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Defensive Digital Growth Plan 4

Morgan Stanley IQ – FTSE Defensive Digital Growth Plan 4

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £10,200 until April 5, 2011, £10,680 from April 6, 2011

Term: Six years

Return: 56% growth provided the index does not fall by more than 20% by the final day of the term

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 50% by the final day of the term

Closing date: June 23, 2011, June 16, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7425 9000



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