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Level: 4 – From: 4 – Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 22:15 – Eprint2 – 4222 IntroBASE PROSPECTUSA6.1Lloyds Banking Group plcas Issuer and Guarantor(incorporated in Scotland with limited liability under the Companies Act 1985 with registered number 95000)A6.3A9.4.1.1Lloyds TSB Bank plcas Issuer(incorporated in England with limited liability under the Companies Act 1862 and the Companies Act 1985 with registered number 2065)A9.4.1.4U.S. 35,000,000,000Senior and Subordinated Medium-Term NotesDue Nine Months or More from Date of IssueA11.4.1.2Lloyds Banking Group plc (the “Company”) and Lloyds TSB Bank plc (the “Bank” and, together with the Company, the “Issuers” and each an “Issuer”) may issue at varioustimes up to 35,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount outstanding at any time of senior medium-term notes (the “Senior Notes”) or dated subordinated medium-term noteswith terms intended to qualify as Lower Tier 2 Capital (which term has the meaning given to it from time to time by the FSA (as defined below)) (the “Subordinated Notes”and together with the Senior Notes, the “Notes”) denominated in U.S. dollars or in other currencies or composite currencies (the “Programme”). The Issuers are privatelyplacing the Notes on a delayed or continuous basis to one or more of the dealers named below or otherwise appointed by an Issuer from time to time, in connection with aspecific issuance or otherwise (the “Dealers”), or through the Dealers to qualified institutional buyers as described in this Base Prospectus under the section entitled “Plan ofDistribution”. Each Issuer has also reserved the right to sell, and may solicit and accept offers to purchase, Notes directly on its own behalf. This document will be considereda base prospectus (“Base Prospectus”) for the purposes of Directive 2003/7 I/EC (the “Prospectus Directive”). The United Kingdom Financial Services Authority (the“FSA”), in its capacity as competent authority for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive and relevant implementing measures in the United Kingdom (the “U.K. ListingAuthority”) approved this document as a Base Prospectus issued in compliance with the Prospectus Directive and relevant implementing measures in the United Kingdom forthe purpose of giving information with regard to the issue of Notes issued under this programme. Application has been made to admit such Notes during the period of 12 monthsafter the date hereof to listing on the Official List of the U.K. Listing Authority (the “Official List”). Application has also been made to the London Stock Exchange plc (the“London Stock Exchange”) for the Notes to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s regulated market, which is a regulated market for the purpose of Directive2004/39/EC (the “Markets in Financial Instruments Directive”).The Notes will be issued in series and each series will be the subject of final terms (each “Final Terms”). The Issuers may issue Notes with the following terms:Maturity Date: The Notes will mature nine months or more from the date of issue. Status: The Issuers will issue either Senior Notes or Subordinated Notes, each as further described in this Base Prospectus. Redemption or Repayment Option: The Notes may be subject to redemption or repayment at the relevant Issuer’s option or the holder’s option. Interest Rate Basis: The Notes will bear interest at either a fixed or a floating rate. The floating rate formula may be based on the CD rate, CMS rate, CMT rate, commercial paper rate, federal funds rate, LIBOR, EURIBOR, prime rate, treasury rate or such other basis as are described in an applicable Final Terms.Other Features: The Issuers may issue the Notes as original issue discount Notes, index linked Notes or amortising Notes, or on such other basis as are described in an applicable Final Terms.Form: The Issuers will issue both the Senior Notes and the Subordinated Notes as global notes in fully registered form without coupons. Denomination: The Issuers will issue the Senior Notes in minimum denominations of 100,000 and the Subordinated Notes in minimum denominations of 250,000 or, in each case, in integral multiples of 1,000 in excess of these minimum denominations, or the equivalent of these amounts in other currencies or composite currencies,and in any other denominations in excess of the minimum denominations as may be specified in the applicable Final Terms.Interest Payment Dates: The Issuers will pay interest on the Notes on the dates specified in the applicable Final Terms. See the section entitled “Risk Factors” commencing on page 16 for a discussion of certain risks that prospective purchasers should consider prior to making aninvestment in the Notes. The applicable Final Terms for any series of Notes may describe additional risks prospective purchasers should consider.The Issuers have not registered and will not register the Notes or the Guarantees (as defined herein) under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”),or any state securities laws, and are only offering Notes to qualified institutional buyers within the meaning of and in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act (“Rule144A”) and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act (“Regulation S”) or in other transactions exempt from registration under theSecurities Act and, in each case, in compliance with applicable securities laws.In the United Kingdom, this communication is directed only at persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments or (ii) are persons falling withinArticle 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc”) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FinancialPromotion) Order 2005 (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This communication must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are notrelevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevantpersons.Each initial and subsequent purchaser of a note will be deemed, by its acceptance or purchase thereof, to have made certain acknowledgements, representations and agreementsintended to restrict the resale or other transfer of such note, as described in this Base Prospectus, and, in connection therewith, may be required to provide confirmation of itscompliance with such resale or other transfer restrictions in certain cases. See the section entitled “Transfer Restrictions” for a further description of these restrictions.One or more Dealers may purchase Notes, as principal, from the Issuers for resale to investors and other purchasers at varying prices relating to prevailing market prices asdetermined by any such Dealer at the time of resale or, if so agreed, at a fixed offering price. In addition, the Issuers may agree with a Dealer that it may utilise its reasonableefforts on an agency basis to submit offers for Notes, as specified in the applicable Final Terms.The Issuers reserve the right to cancel or modify the medium-term note programme described in this Base Prospectus without notice. The Issuers, or a Dealer if it solicits anoffer on an agency basis, may reject any offer to purchase Notes in whole or in part. For further information, see the section entitled “Plan of Distribution”.The Dealers expect to deliver the Notes in book-entry form through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) or through the facilities of Euroclear BankS.A./N.V. (“Euroclear”) or Clearstream Banking, societe anonyme, (“Clearstream”) as specified in the Final Terms. Beneficial interests in the Notes will be shown on, andtransfers thereof will be effected only through, records maintained by DTC and/or Euroclear and Clearstream (as the case may be) and their respective participants or accountholders.DealersBofA Merrill LynchBNP PARIBASCredit SuisseGoldman, Sachs & Co.J.P. MorganMorgan StanleyUBS Investment BankBarclays CapitalCitiDeutsche Bank SecuritiesHSBCLloyds TSB Corporate MarketsRBSWells Fargo SecuritiesThe date of this Base Prospectus is 14 May 2010A11.4.1.1A13.4.1A13.4.2

Level: 4 – From: 4 – Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 22:15 – Eprint2 – 4222 IntroNOTICE TO INVESTORSThe Issuers are furnishing this Base Prospectus in connection with an offering exempt fromregistration under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws solely for the purpose of enabling aprospective investor to consider the purchase of the Notes. Delivery of this Base Prospectus to any person orany reproduction of this Base Prospectus, in whole or in part, without the Issuers’ consent is prohibited. Theinformation contained in this Base Prospectus has been provided by the Issuers and other sources identifiedin this Base Prospectus. Any information provided by a third party has been accurately reproduced and asfar as the Issuers are aware and are able to ascertain from information published by that third party, no factshave been omitted which would render the reproduced information inaccurate or misleading. The Dealersmake no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of theinformation contained in this Base Prospectus. None of the information contained in this Base Prospectus is,or should be relied upon as, a promise or representation by the Dealers. Prospective purchasers should beaware that since the date of this Base Prospectus there may have been changes in the affairs of the Issuers orthe Group (as defined below) or otherwise that could affect the accuracy or completeness of the informationset forth in this Base Prospectus.The Notes are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale and may not be transferred or resoldexcept as permitted under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws pursuant to registration orexemption from registration. Prospective purchasers should be aware that they may be required to bear thefinancial risk of an investment in the Notes for an indefinite period of time.Prospective purchasers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in force in anyjurisdiction in connection with the distribution of this Base Prospectus and the offer or sale of the Notes. Ifa prospective purchaser decides to invest in the Notes such a purchaser and any subsequent purchaser willbe deemed, by acceptance or purchase of a note, to have made certain acknowledgements, representationsand agreements to and with the Issuers and any applicable Dealer intended to restrict the resale or othertransfer of the note as described in this Base Prospectus. In addition, a prospective purchaser and anysubsequent purchaser may be required to provide confirmation of compliance with resale or other transferrestrictions in certain cases. See the section entitled “Transfer Restrictions” for more information on theserestrictions.In making the decision whether to invest in the Notes, prospective purchasers must rely on their ownexamination of the Issuers and the terms of this offering, including the merits and risks involved. Prospectivepurchasers should not construe the contents of this Base Prospectus as legal, business, financial or tax advice.Prospective purchasers should consult their own attorney, business advisor, financial advisor or tax advisor.The Notes and the Guarantees (as defined herein) have not been approved or disapproved by the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission or any state or foreign securities commission or any regulatoryauthority. The foregoing authorities have not confirmed the accuracy or determined the adequacy of this BaseProspectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence.Prospective purchasers should direct any inquiries relating to the Issuers, this Base Prospectus or themedium-term note programme described in this Base Prospectus to the Dealers.This Base Prospectus comprises a base prospectus for the purpose of

May 14, 2010 · BASE PROSPECTUS Lloyds Banking Group plc as Issuer and Guarantor (incorporated in Scotland with limited liability under the Companies Act 1985 with registered number 95000)

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