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UBS launches new principal protected retail structured product

Taipei | | Media Releases APAC

UBS today announced the launch of a new structured product in Taiwan, to be wrapped and distributed by Fubon Life Insurance. This is UBS’s first retail structured note offered to non-professional investors following the implementation last August of new regulations relating to offshore structured products.

‘UBS has been working closely with Fubon Life Insurance to structure this new UBS product. It meets not only the new local regulatory requirements but will also meet the needs of investors' in the current investment climate. UBS believes products that feature full principal protection and well defined income will be the preferred investment structure in the short to medium term,” said Thomas FANG, UBS's Managing Director of Risk Management Products for Asia UBS.

The new UBS structured product is 100% principal protected at maturity, which is among the few principal protected investment vehicles currently offered in the market. With a medium tenor of six years, it is denominated in Australian dollars (AUD) so allowing participation in potential AUD appreciation, and at a minimum annual coupon of 6.15%, it is around two times the current Taiwan one-year-AUD deposit rate.

‘UBS has been fully committed to Taiwan for over 20 years and we will continue to develop products that we believe meet the needs of the market's investors. In addition we believe it is paramount to continue educating market participants about investment opportunities and the products available to them to ensure a healthy and transparent investment environment,” added Sean CHAO, Managing Director, Country Head, UBS Taiwan.

The new UBS retail structured product is now offered at Fubon Life Insurance. Detailed product and investor statements are available on the Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation (TDCC) website.

Enquiries:

Chris Cockerill

(P) +852 2971 7950

(M) +852 9042 3482

chris.cockerill@ubs.com

Angel Yeung

(P) +886 2 8722 7265

(M) +852 9725 0297

angel.yeung@ubs.com