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Newcastle Building Society – Guaranteed Blue Chip Bond

Wednesday, 1 May 2003

Type: Guaranteed equity bond and high interest account


Aim: Growth linked to the performance of 20 global blue chip stocks

Minimum-maximum investment: Lump sum £750-£375,000

Term: Five years

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in stocks

Return: Up to 50% of average growth at end of term

Closing date: June 9, 2003


Minimum-maximum investment: £250-£125,000

Interest rate: 7% gross a year

Term: Two years

Offer period: Until June 9, 2003

Withdrawal penalties: No withdrawals permitted during the term

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 0845 6065522


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