National Savings

2003-03-21TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk64391402/61

Department of Finance and Personnel

INDEX LINKED ULSTER SAVINGS CERTIFICATES

RETIREMENT, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, SIXTH, SEVENTH, EIGHTH AND NINTH ISSUES

Movement of the United Kingdom General Index of Retail Prices

For the purpose of revaluing on repayment Index Linked Ulster Savings Certificates of the Retirement, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Index Linked Issues the Index figure issued by the Office for National Statistics in the month of March 2003 and applicable to the month of April 2003 is 179.3.

This figure is based on the revised reference base of 100 adopted in January 1987. In accordance with the relevant Ulster Savings Certificates Regulations an Index figure of 707.3 has been calculated.