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Newcastle Building Society – Guaranteed Five Star Bond

Friday, 7 February 2003

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of Credit Suisse US$ bond, Fidelity Funds European growth, Franklin Templeton mutual beacon, GAM UK diversified, Schroder ISF Japan equity funds

Minimum-maximum investment: £1,000-£500,000

Term: Five years

Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of term regardless of performance of funds

Return: 75% of fund growth at end of term

Closing date: March 28, 2003

Commission: Initial 2%

Tel: 020 7612 7650

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