Barclays Announces Closing of C$15,000,000 Extendible Step-Up Deposit Note
Offering

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") announced today that it has issued C$15,000,000 principal amount of Extendible Step-up Deposit Notes, Series I-10 due May 28, 2020 (the "Notes") pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated May 25, 2010 between Barclays and Mackie Research Capital Corporation. The Notes will be listed and posted for trading on the TSX commencing at the open of trading today.

About Barclays

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.

The Notes are being distributed solely in Canada and have not been, and will not be, registered under the Unites States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), and may not be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America, its territories, its possessions and other areas subject to its jurisdiction or to, or for the benefit of, a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirement of the 1933 Act.

SOURCE BARCLAYS BANK PLC

For further information: For further information: Sandra Godard, (416) 863-8915, sandra.godard@barcap.com

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