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West LB – SSG Capital Protected Income Plan

West LB

SSG Capital Protected Income Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Income linked to the performance of the West LB Mellon Compass Euro High Yield Bond Fund

Minimum-maximum investment: £4,000-£1m, Isa £7,000

Term: Six years

Return: Income of 4.75-7.25% a year plus terminal bonus depending on the performance of the underlying investment

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of the performance of the underlying investment

Closing date: January 31, 2007

Commission: Initial 2%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 01189 563193


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