FTSE 100 Protected Supertracker
Listed on the London Stock Exchange – Initial Offer ends 31/10/2008
FTSE 100 Protected Supertracker Investment Note at a glance
• This is a five year growth investment linked to the performance • In addition, it undertakes to repay the total nominal value of
of the FTSE 100 Index (the “Index”) the investment at the end of the five year term
• It is designed to produce a return of 4 times the rise in the • You can invest from as little as £500
Index, limited to a maximum return of 50%. • Trade (Buy or Sell) daily through Barclays Stockbrokers –
Therefore the Index only has to rise by 12.5% at maturity for though you may receive back less than the nominal value if
the maximum return to be paid. you sell before the end of the term.
This return will be based on the nominal value of the • Available as qualifying investment for Investment ISAs† and SIPPs
investment (see below). †
Not eligible for ISA investment if purchased after the
31 October 2008.
What is the Index? Examples of potential returns
The Index on which your investment return is based measures the The table below will help you understand how the returns are calculated at
performance of the shares of the 100 largest companies in the UK, by total the end of the five-year period, based on an initial investment of £20,000.
Total Nominal Percentage change What you could
Please note that this Index only measures the capital values of the shares Value in the Index receive after 5 years
included; no allowance is made for dividends paid on the shares. £20,000 +20% £30,000
£20,000 +12.5% £30,000
FTSE 100 Index (capital return only) £20,000 +10% £28,000
£20,000 No Change £20,000
£20,000 -10% £20,000
6000 £20,000 -20% £20,000
£20,000 -50% £20,000
FTSE 100 Supertracker 180%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 110% 120% 130% 140% 150% 160% 170% 180% 190% 200%
Oct 1998 Oct 1999 Oct 2000 Oct 2001 Oct 2002 Oct 2003 Oct 2004 Oct 2005 Oct 2006 Oct 2007
Source: Bloomberg, 1 October 2008 60%
Past performance of the Index is not a guide to how it will perform in the 40%
Key investment dates
Offer starts: 13/10/2008 Please note that this product is subject to averaging in and out.
Offer ends*: 31/10/2008 This is explained below.
Investment start date (the date when the Initial Index level is fixed): Proceeds available by: 08/11/2013
Final Valuation Date: 31/10/2013 *Continued availability after this date through Barclays Stockbrokers
Barclays Bank PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Registered in England.
Registered No. 1026167. Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.
Is this Investment Note right for you?
Yes, I’m happy to invest because: No, this investment probably isn’t right for me because:
I want to share in the growth potential of the Index. I don’t want to risk losing my money if I sell the investment
before the end of its five year term. I don’t have enough spare
I am looking to invest for a period of five years. cash to cover any unexpected emergencies.
I want the option to invest and potentially receive tax-efficient I don’t want to risk getting back less than I would have done if I
returns on my money if I include the Investment Note within an had invested in an ordinary deposit account, or indeed risk
ISA or SIPP. getting no return at all.
I will receive at least the total nominal value if I hold the I want regular income from my money and want to participate in
Investment Note to maturity. an investment with dividend payments.
Things to consider before investing
This investment may not be suitable for you. You should ensure that you understand the commitment you are making, the nature of this investment and
its risk prior to investing in this or any other Investment Note. Remember, the information in this document is not tax, legal or investment advice and
neither Barclays Stockbrokers Limited nor any other member of the Barclays Group has given you advice. If you are at all unsure about how the investment
works or its suitability for your needs, you should discuss it with a qualified adviser.
In addition to the information below, investors should also read the Base Prospectus and the Final Terms which will detail the terms that are specific to this
Investment Note, details of which are on page 4.
Do I have a claim on the underlying investments that Credit risk
make up the Index? There is a risk that the issuing institution – Barclays Bank PLC - may fail to
meet its obligations. However Barclays Bank PLC’s capacity to meet its
No, you are purchasing an Investment Note – a security issued by a
financial commitments is deemed very strong. This is supported by a
company which acknowledges its obligation to pay the benefits described
number of independent assessments from leading credit rating agencies
– the return on which is linked to the value of the underlying Index but
such as Standard & Poor’s, where the rating is ‘AA’, which has remained
does not include any rights in it.
unchanged since 1994.
The terms of the Investment Note include provisions that permit Barclays,
Will I benefit from the dividends paid by the underlying in prescribed (but, in our view, unlikely) circumstances, to adjust the level
companies? of the Index, to delay payment, or even terminate the Investment Note,
details of which can be found under ”RISK FACTORS” in the Base
No. The link to the value of the FTSE 100 Index does not include the Prospectus and Final Terms. While Barclays Bank PLC will exercise due care
dividends that are paid by the underlying companies. This said, investors in and diligence in undertaking its responsibilities in relation to the
the Investment Note might expect more growth benefit than might have Investment Note, Barclays will not be liable for the effect of such
been the case if the value of the Investment Note was linked to an index exceptional circumstances upon the value of your investment.
that included the dividends paid to the investor by the underlying
companies. Investors forego the dividends in favour of these additional
benefits. Will I get an income?
No, the objective of the Investment Note is to achieve capital growth.
What is capital protection? Investing in the Investment Note is not the same as investing in a bank or
building society account where capital is guaranteed and, with instant
Capital protection means that the total nominal value of the investment will access accounts, is readily available without penalty.
be repaid to you at the end of the term.
If you buy the Note before the investment start date, this means that you Unexpected events
will get back the sum that you invested. If you buy it in the secondary The terms of the Investment Note include provisions that permit Barclays,
market, i.e. after the investment start date, the total nominal value may be in prescribed (but, in our view, unlikely) circumstances, to delay payment,
more or less than you paid. or even terminate the Investment Note, details of which can be found
under ”RISK FACTORS” in the Base Prospectus and Final Terms. While
What if I sell before maturity? Barclays Bank PLC will exercise due care and diligence in undertaking its
responsibilities in relation to the Investment Note, Barclays will not be liable
You can sell the Investment Note before the maturity date on the for the effect of such exceptional circumstances upon the value of your
secondary market at the prevailing market price. This may be more than, or investment.
less than, the price at which you initially invested. Consequently, selling
before maturity could result in a loss.
Will I have to pay tax? To sell your Investment Note
That depends. If you invest via an ISA (subject to the minimum five year You can keep in touch with the value of your investment via the Barclays
term to maturity) or SIPP there will be no further obligation on you to pay Stockbrokers website and via your regular statements.
tax: all ISA and SIPP investments are tax-free.
There are no cancellation rights after the Investment Start Date. However
If you invest directly into the Investment Note (outside of an ISA) the trading will be available on a daily basis through Barclays Stockbrokers in
returns will normally be subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT). normal market conditions. In abnormal market conditions, if for some
All UK resident individuals have an annual CGT exemption (for 2008/09 it reason it has been impossible to calculate the Index level or if we are
is £9,600) which means any gains realised up to this amount will be free of unable to fulfil our financial obligations in the market, then your ability to
CGT. This could include any gains from the Investment Note. Any gain cash-in your investment may be restricted.
achieved in excess of this amount is liable to CGT (which at current rates
would be at 18%). The rates of tax and allowances quoted are those If you sell your Investment Note before the Final Valuation Date, the
applying in the 2008/09 tax year. These rates and the basis of taxation amount that you receive will be determined by market conditions prevailing
may change. at that time, as well as a charge made by Barclays Stockbrokers.
Assuming that the maximum return is paid, ignoring inflation, and Accordingly, the amount that you receive may be less than or greater than
assuming that the CGT annual exemption rises to £11,100 in 2013/2014, the total nominal value or than the amount that you originally invested.
you can invest £22,200 today without paying tax on any investment gain.
If, on the Final Valuation Date, you still hold this Investment Note with
The tax position described above and the favourable tax treatment of ISAs Barclays Stockbrokers, they will automatically sell it on your behalf to
and SIPPs might not continue in future. The value of any tax relief will ensure you receive the Final Valuation Amount.
depend on your individual circumstances. For tax advice potential investors If at any point during the term of the Investment Note, you transfer your
should consult a professional adviser. holding to another broker, you will need to make your own arrangements
with that broker to ensure that your sale instruction is carried out on the
Final Valuation Date.
What about fees and commissions?
There are no additional initial charges or ongoing fees related to the If you do not sell your Investment Note on the Final Valuation Date, you will
product. All costs for structuring and issuing the Investment Note are built not receive the Final Valuation Amount. The amount you receive may be
into the initial product and are reflected in the terms of the Investment more or less than the Final Valuation Amount. Failure to sell your
Note. These charges will not normally exceed 5% of your original Investment Note before the Maturity Date will result in its going through
investment and are shared between Barclays Stockbrokers Limited, the redemption process which is outlined in Section 4 of the Terms and
(a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC) and Barclays Capital (the investment Conditions of the Notes in the Base Prospectus and Final Terms.
banking division of the Barclays Group). You should note that other
associated companies may receive and retain benefits in connection with The additional consequences of not selling before the Maturity Date will
the transaction also. You will pay a dealing commission for buying the include:
investment; the rates will depend on the account the investment is to be 1 Replacement of your Investment Note with a product which will not be
held in. eligible for ISAs; and
2 Having to pay commission in order to sell your holding.
Summary of beneﬁts and features
Until 31 October 2008
Continued availability after this date through Barclays Stockbrokers
Investment Start Date 31/10/2008
Maturity Date 31/10/2013
Index FTSE 100 Index
Index Performance The difference between the Initial Index Level and the level of the Index at the time in question.
The average of the Index Performance recorded on the last business day of each month over the first six months
Initial Index Level of the Term, starting on 31 October 2008 and ending on 30 April 2009.
While this averaging can reduce the potential for gain it can also lessen the effects of falls in value.
The average of the Index Performance recorded on the last business day of each month over the final six months
Final Index Level of the Term, starting on 30 April 2013 and ending on 31 October 2013.
While this averaging can reduce the potential for gain it can also lessen the effects of falls in value.
To receive the nominal value back at the end of the Term of the investment plus a return (rounded down to two
Investment Objective decimal places) on the nominal value. This return is equal to 4 times the rise, if any, in the Index, limited to a
maximum return of 50%.
On the Investment Start Date, the sum of investments into the Note will be split into units, each having a value of £1.
For example, if you invest £500 into the Note, you will receive £500 units, costing £1 each.
If you invest in the secondary market you may pay less than or more than this £1 nominal value.
At maturity, all investors will receive £1 for each unit of the note you hold in addition to any investment return.
On 31 October 2013, the Note will mature, at which time we will work out the Final Index Performance.
If the Index has risen, we multiply the percentage rise by 4. This will be the investment return you receive, up to a
Final Valuation Amount
maximum of 50%, in addition to the repayment of the total nominal value.
If the Index has fallen you will get no investment return, you will receive the total nominal value only.
Minimum Investment £500
This schedule is given for illustrative purposes only. The terms of the agreement will be in the Base Prospectus and Final Terms (see page 5 below).
How easy is it to invest?
Investing couldn’t be easier.
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This document is intended to describe the main features of the the Note only. Full details of the terms of the Note will be contained in the Base Prospectus
Offering Circular of the £12,000,000,000 Programme for the issuance of Structured Investment Management Plan Linked to Equity (S.I.M.P.L.E.) Notes,
(“Base Prospectus”) and the Final Terms of the Investment Note (“Final Terms”) which will detail the terms that are specific to this Investment Note both
of which are available at http://www.stockbrokers.barclays.co.uk at least one week before the strike date of the Note. These terms will remain on the site
throughout the term of the Note.
The FTSE 100 Protected Supertracker Investment Note is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”) or
by the London Stock Exchange Plc (the “Exchange”) or by The Financial Times Limited (“FT”) and neither FTSE nor Exchange nor FT makes any warranty
or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the FTSE 100 Index (“the Index”) and/or the
figure at which the said Index stands at any particular time on any particular day or otherwise. The Index is compiled and calculated by FTSE. However,
neither FTSE nor Exchange nor FT shall be liable (whether in negligence or otherwise) to any person for any error in the Index and neither FTSE or
Exchange or FT shall be under any obligation to advise any person of any error therein.
“FTSE®”, “FT-SE®” and “Footsie®” are trade marks of the London Stock Exchange Plc and The Financial Times Limited and are used by FTSE International
Limited under licence. “All-World”, “All-Share” and “All-Small” are trade marks of FTSE International Limited.
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