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nvesta – Super Tracker 35 Plan

Type: Capital protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£2m, £7,000 Isa

Term: Six years

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 40% and returns to at least its starting level

Return: Between 35% and 100% growth at end of term

Closing date: June 30, 2003 for direct and Isa investments, June 23, 2003 for Isa and Pep transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7454 0704


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