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Investing in renewable energies, water management and commodities with the Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 bond of UniCredit Bank AG

The new Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 bond of UniCredit Bank AG is guided by selected indices of the areas „renewable energies“, „water management“ and „commodities with focus on Europe“. It consists of the following indices for a third each: one third of the S&P Global Clean Energy (price) Index for the area of renewable energies, one third of the S&P Global Water (price) Index for the area of water management and of the Stoxx Europe 600 Basic Resource (price) Index for the area of commodities Europe. In these indices, the largest companies of the respective industries are presented. The compilation of the companies in the index is reviewed regularly, at least twice a year, and adapted if necessary.

Growth markets renewable energies, water management and commodities
The world population is growing fast. According to estimates of the United Nations Population Division (www.unpopulation.org) the global population will pass the 7 billion threshold in October 2011. At the same growth rate, 8 billion people are expected to live on earth by 2025. This demographic development represents a major challenge. More people means more demand for energy, more consumption of water, food and commodities: A good outlook for companies operating in that area of business.

Investors benefit from broad diversification and security of capital
With the new Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 bond, investors can participate in the average positive changes in value of these indices on 22 evaluation days and thereby make use of the profit opportunities of these markets. Furthermore, it offers a broader diversification than direct investment in single shares as well as security of capital1) at the end of the term of 5.5 years provided by UniCredit Bank AG.

The Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 bond has a term of 5.5 years and a denomination of EUR1,000 and is distributed by Bank Austria. The recommended minimum investment amounts to EUR4,000. The Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 bond can be sold prematurely at the respective market price. However, security of capital at the end of the term1) does not apply in that case and therefore, value losses are possible.

Average value development based on evaluation days
At the beginning of the term of the Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 bond, on August 30, 2011, the respective starting levels of the three indices are identified. They are then weighted equally in the basket for a third each. On 22 predetermined quarterly days, the share index levels are observed and combined to provide an index basket value. For each index basket value, the percental comparison to the starting level will be calculated. The first evaluation day is November 25, 2011, the last one is February 24, 2017. At the end of the term, the average of the 22 index basket values evaluated is calculated. To calculate the average, the quarterly identified values will be added and divided by the number of evaluation days. If the average value development represents an increase as compared to the starting level, the increase will be paid on maturity, March 3, 2017, in addition to the nominal value of EUR1,000 per bond2).

The three indices of the Zukunft Garant Anleihe bond
The S&P Global Clean Energy (price) Index represents 30 companies from all over the world, which operate in the area of renewable energies. In this regard, a distinction is made between two large areas: Manufacturers as well as technologies and providers. The S&P Global Water (price) Index represents 50 companies from all over the world, which operate in the water industry. In this regard, a distinction is made between two large areas: Operating supplies and infrastructure as well as operational plants and water treatment. The Stoxx Europe 600 Basic Resources (price) Index represents 31 companies, which operate in the area of primary products/commodities in Europe. At the same time, it also includes companies from countries which are strongly present in the European Economic and Monetary Union.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Press Office Austria
Martin Kammerer, Tel. +43 (0) 50505 - 52803
E-Mail: martin.kammerer@unicreditgroup.at
 
Details of the issue:
Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 of UniCredit Bank AG

ISIN: DE000HV5ZGA8
Sale: as of July 25, 2011, continuous issue
Volume: up to EUR25m
Denomination: EUR1,000 (recommended minimum investment: EUR4,000)
Term:  5.5 years (initial value date: 30.8.2011, maturity 3.3.2017)
Base value: Per 1/3: S&P Gobal Clean Energy (Preis-) Index, Bloomberg SPGTCEE Index, www.standardandpoors.com
Per 1/3:  S&P Global Water (Preis-) Index, Bloomberg SPGTAQE Index, www.standardandpoors.com
Per 1/3: STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources (Preis-) Index, Bloomberg SXPP Index, www.stoxx.com
Initial index value: The initial values of the indices listed above on August 26, 2011, are the basis for the value development
Value development: The percental value development is calculated with the arithmetic average of the final values of the base values of the indices listed above on  25.11.2011, 24.2.2012, 25.5.2012, 31.8.2012, 30.11.2012, 22.2.2013, 31.5.2013, 30.8.2013, 29.11.2013, 28.2.2014, 30.5.2014, 29.8.2014, 28.11.2014, 27.2.2015, 29.5.2015, 28.8.2015, 27.11.2015, 26.2.2016, 27.5.2016, 26.8.2016, 25.11.2016, 24.2.2017 compared to the initial index value (22 evaluation days)
Repayment: On March 3, 2017, of 100 percent of the nominal value at least (security of capital) plus 100 percent participation of the nominal value in the positive value change of the final index value compared to the initial index value2). The final index value is the average of the index values of 22 quarterly evaluation days.
Callable: excluded
Listing:  September 12, 2011, outside market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange  (XETRA®) Scoach Premium; Baden-Württemberg  Stock Exchange, Stuttgart (EUWAX®)


1) By repayment of 100 percent of the nominal value at the end of the term by UniCredit Bank AG
2)  For natural persons with unlimited tax liability in Austria for private assets and certain entities subject to limited taxation, 25 percent of capital gains tax is deducted from the return (final taxation), and for entities with unlimited tax liability in Austria 25 percent of corporate tax from the return. For purchase as from April 1, 2012: an additional 25 percent of capital gains tax on realized increases in value. Please note that the taxation depends on the personal situation of investors and the specifications made are based on the current legal situation, which can be subject to future changes. In particular, we refer to the government bill for the 2011 act on tax changes, which was approved by the National Assembly on July 8, 2011. The final law remains to be seen.

Disclaimer:
This information is no investment management or recommendation. In particular, the information is no offer and no call for purchasing or selling the bond. The available information is primary information only and cannot replace any consultancy services based on the individual relations and know-how of the respective investor. Each capital investment bears a risk.

You will get further information on the Zukunft Garant Anleihe 3/2017 of UniCredit Bank AG from your personal consultant. This information is no prospectus as defined by the Austrian Capital Market Act (KMG).

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