Barclays Bank PLC announced today the automatic redemption of the iPath® Short Enhanced MSCI EAFE® Index Exchange Traded Note (ticker: MFSA) (the “ETNs”). The ETNs are being redeemed as the result of an automatic termination event occurring on September 10, 2013, the automatic termination date. As described in the prospectus, an automatic termination event occurs when the intraday indicative note value of the ETNs on any trading day is equal to or less than the automatic termination level of $37.50. Details of the automatic termination event are below.
“Specific Terms of the ETNs—Automatic Termination Event.”
Automatic Termination Date: September 10, 2013
Time of Automatic Termination Event: 1:47pm EST
Automatic Termination Level: $37.50
Holders of the ETNs on the automatic redemption date, which is the fifth business day following the automatic termination date, will receive a cash payment equal to the automatic redemption value.
Automatic Redemption Date: September 17, 2013
Automatic Redemption Value: $37.50
An investment in the ETNs involves significant risks and may not be suitable for all investors. For more information on risks associated with the ETNs, please see “Selected Risk Considerations” below and the risk factors included in the relevant prospectus.
For more information regarding the automatic termination event, including how the automatic redemption value is determined, see the prospectus relating to the ETNs under the heading “Specific Terms of the ETNs—Automatic Termination Event.” The prospectus relating to the ETNs can be found on EDGAR, the SEC website, at: www.sec.gov. The prospectus is also available on the product website at www.iPathETN.com.
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Selected Risk Considerations
An investment in the iPath ETNs described herein (the “ETNs”) involves risks. Selected risks are summarized here, but we urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement and pricing supplement.
You May Lose Some or All of Your Principal: The ETNs are exposed to any decrease in the level of the underlying index between the inception date and the applicable valuation date. Additionally, if the level of the underlying index is insufficient to offset the negative effect of the investor fee and other applicable costs, you will lose some or all of your investment at maturity or upon redemption, even if the value of such index has increased. Because the ETNs are subject to an investor fee and any other applicable costs, the return on the ETNs will always be lower than the total return on a direct investment in the index components. The ETNs are riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and have no principal protection.
Credit of Barclays Bank PLC: The ETNs are unsecured debt obligations of the issuer, Barclays Bank PLC, and are not, either directly or indirectly, an obligation of or guaranteed by any third party. Any payment to be made on the ETNs, including any payment at maturity or upon redemption, depends on the ability of Barclays Bank PLC to satisfy its obligations as they come due. As a result, the actual and perceived creditworthiness of Barclays Bank PLC will affect the market value, if any, of the ETNs prior to maturity or redemption. In addition, in the event Barclays Bank PLC were to default on its obligations, you may not receive any amounts owed to you under the terms of the ETNs.