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iPath® Fixed Income Exchange Traded Notes provide investors with the ability to express their views on US Treasury yields or the yield curve. In particular, the iPath Steepener (STPP) and iPath Flattener (FLAT) ETNs provide an opportunity to access steep or flat yield curve strategies through an exchange traded product. Potential applications include:

  • Accessing a particular fixed income strategy for additional portfolio diversification
  • Executing tactical views regarding expectations of yield curve or specific yield shifts
  • Implementing a fixed income strategy based on expectations of future economic cycles
  • Implementing a specific hedging strategy to mitigate a portfolio's sensitivity to yield curve or specific yield shifts

Experience the flexibility of implementing your yield curve or specific yield views with iPath Fixed Income ETNs:

¹The investor fee on the inception date of the ETNs will equal zero. On each subsequent calendar day until maturity or early redemption of the ETNs, the investor fee will equal the Yearly Fee (0.75%) times the closing indicative note value of the ETNs on the immediately preceding calendar day, divided by 365. Because the investor fee reduces the amount of your return at maturity or upon redemption, if the value of the underlying index decreases or does not increase significantly, you may receive less than the principal amount of your investment at maturity or upon redemption. In addition, on each futures contract roll date, $0.005 or $0.01 will be charged per ETN and deducted from the performance. For a more complete description of how the investor fee and roll cost are calculated, please see the applicable product page and Pricing Supplement at

Diversification may not protect against market risk.

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 change 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 or decreased, as the case may be. 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.

The Underlying U.S. Treasury Note or Bond Yield or Slope of the U.S. Treasury Yield Curve May Increase, Decrease or Remain Unchanged Over the Term of Your ETNs: The return on your ETNs is linked directly or inversely, as the case may be to the performance of the underlying index, which corresponds directly or inversely, respectively to changes in the underlying U.S. Treasury yield curve or U.S. Treasury note or bond yield, depending on the ETN. Changes in the underlying U.S. Treasury yield or yield curve are affected by a number of unpredictable factors, and such factors may cause the underlying U.S. Treasury yield or yield curve to increase, decrease or remain unchanged over the term of your ETNs.

There is No Guarantee that the Index Level Will Decrease or Increase by 1.00 Point For Every 0.01% Change in the Level of the Underlying U.S. Treasury Note or Bond Yield or Underlying U.S. Treasury Yield Curve: Reasons why this might occur include: market prices for underlying U.S. Treasury note or bond futures contracts may not capture precisely the underlying changes in the U.S. Treasury yield or yield curve; the index calculation methodology uses approximation; and the underlying U.S. Treasury bond weighting is rebalanced monthly.

Due to the Index Multiplier, Any Changes in the Value of Your ETNs Will Not Occur at the Same Rate as the Corresponding Changes in the Value of the Underlying Index: The ETNs apply an index multiplier, the effect of which is to adjust and, for ETNs inversely linked to the index, invert the rate at which the value of the ETNs changes in response to changes in the underlying index level.

Market and Volatility Risk: The market value of the ETNs may be influenced by many unpredictable factors and may fluctuate between the date you purchase them and the maturity date or redemption date. You may also sustain a significant loss if you sell your ETNs in the secondary market. Factors that may influence the market value of the ETNs include prevailing market prices of the U.S. stock or U.S. Treasury markets, the index components included in the underlying index, and prevailing market prices of options on such index or any other financial instruments related to such index; and supply and demand for the ETNs, including economic, financial, political, regulatory, geographical or judicial events that affect the level of such index or other financial instruments related to such index.

A Trading Market for the ETNs May Not Develop: Although the ETNs are listed on NYSE Arca, a trading market for the ETNs may not develop and the liquidity of the ETNs may be limited, as we are not required to maintain any listing of the ETNs.

No Interest Payments from the ETNs: You may not receive any interest payments on the ETNs.

Restrictions on the Minimum Number of ETNs and Date Restrictions for Redemptions: You must redeem at least 25,000 or 50,000 (depending on the series) ETNs of the same series at one time in order to exercise your right to redeem your ETNs on any redemption date. You may only redeem your ETNs on a redemption date if we receive a notice of redemption from you by certain dates and times as set forth in the pricing supplement.

Uncertain Tax Treatment: Significant aspects of the tax treatment of the ETNs are uncertain. You should consult your own tax advisor about your own tax situation.

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