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has issued $60.7 million worth of structured notes to

Wells Fargo

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common stock.

The equity-linked securities (ELKS), whose ticker is "WFC UN" will pay a yield of 4.646% over a period of six months. At that point, investors can either cash out on their initial investment or exchange the securities for a fixed number of Wells Fargo shares.

The trade is one for Wells Fargo bulls who want to juice returns on the stock.

On the upside, the notes offer a guaranteed yield much higher than Wells' current 0.75% dividend payout. The higher the stock goes, the greater a dividend investors receive and the more the underlying investment could be worth. On the downside, if Wells shares go into a freefall, the structures could end up being worthless.

The securities were priced at $10 apiece but come with a "downside threshold closing price" of $21.44. If Wells' stock drops below that level at any time between now and May 25, investors will still receive a yield but their underlying investment will be nil.

"In this worst case scenario, the ELKS will have outperformed the underlying equity on a per annum basis by the difference between the coupon and any dividends paid on the underlying equity," Citi says in an offering statement filed with the

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Wells shares have stayed above the downside threshold since May 2009 and traded in a range of $23.02 to $34.25 over the past 52 weeks. On Tuesday morning, the stock was down 0.5% at $27.07.

-- Written by Lauren Tara LaCapra in New York


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