An explanation of how each American Fund is affected by the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursements is shown below. See the effect of the waiver and reimbursements on results for Class R-1, R-2, R-2E, R-3, R-4, R-5E, R-5 and R-6 shares.

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Growth funds growth fund
arrowAMCAP Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowEuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowThe Growth Fund of America®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowThe New Economy Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowNew Perspective Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowNew World Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowSMALLCAP World Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Growth-and-Income funds growthIncome fund
arrowAmerican Funds Developing World Growth and Income FundSM
  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowAmerican Mutual Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowCapital World Growth and Income Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowFundamental Investors®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowInternational Growth and Income FundSM
  • Since the fund’s inception through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses for share classes R-1, R-2 and R-4.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowThe Investment Company of America®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowWashington Mutual Investors FundSM
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds and the business manager for Washington Mutual Investors Fund waived a portion of their management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Equity-Income fundsequity fund
arrowCapital Income Builder®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowThe Income Fund of America®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Balanced fundsbalanced fund
arrowAmerican Balanced Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowAmerican Funds Global Balanced FundSM
  • No waivers or reimbursements to disclose.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Bond fundsincome fund
arrowAmerican Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund®
  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowAmerican Funds Mortgage Fund®
  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowAmerican High-Income Trust®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for Class R-2 shares.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowThe Bond Fund of America®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowCapital World Bond Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for Class R-2 shares.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowIntermediate Bond Fund of America®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for Class R-2 shares.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowShort-Term Bond Fund of America®
  • Since the fund’s inception through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

arrowU.S. Government Securities Fund®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for Class R-2 shares.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and/or reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Target Date fundstarget date fund
arrowAmerican Funds 2060 Target Date Retirement FundSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower.
  • The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2017, unless modified or terminated by the investment adviser.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Growth growth fund | Growth-and-Income growthIncome fund | Equity-Income equity fund | Balanced balanced fund | Bond income fund | Target Date target date fund | Retirement Income Portfolio Series retirement income portfolio series fund
Retirement Income Portfolio Series fundsretirement income portfolio series fund
arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - EnhancedSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower.
  • The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2017, unless modified or terminated by the investment adviser.

Please see the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.

arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - ModerateSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower.
  • The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2017, unless modified or terminated by the investment adviser.

Please see the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.

arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - ConservativeSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower.
  • The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2017, unless modified or terminated by the investment adviser.

Please see the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing.