An explanation of how each American Fund is affected by the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursements is shown below. Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower. 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.

Please see each fund’s most recent annual report or prospectus for details.

Important:

Two funds in the Equity-Income/Balanced objectives, have been renamed, effective 1/1/18:

  • American Funds Balanced PortfolioSM to American Funds Moderate Growth and Income PortfolioSM
  • American Funds Income PortfolioSM to American Funds Conservative Growth and Income PortfolioSM

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Growth funds growth fund
arrowAMCAP Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least May 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowEuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowThe Growth Fund of America®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowThe New Economy Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowNew Perspective Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowNew World Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowSMALLCAP World Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
Growth-and-Income funds growthIncome fund
arrowAmerican Funds Developing World Growth and Income Fund℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E and R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Mutual Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E and R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowCapital World Growth and Income Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowFundamental Investors®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowInternational Growth and Income Fund℠
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowThe Investment Company of America®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowWashington Mutual Investors Fund℠
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
Equity-Income fundsequity fund
arrowCapital Income Builder®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E and R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowThe Income Fund of America®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
Balanced fundsbalanced fund
arrowAmerican Balanced Fund®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowAmerican Funds Global Balanced Fund℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E and R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
Bond fundsincome fund
arrowAmerican Funds Corporate Bond Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E and R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Mortgage Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Strategic Bond Fund℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican High-Income Trust®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowThe Bond Fund of America®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowCapital World Bond Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowIntermediate Bond Fund of America®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowShort-Term Bond Fund of America®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-2E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowU.S. Government Securities Fund®
  • No active waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
Money Market fundmoney market fund
arrowAmerican Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of the fund’s fees and expenses. Please see the Financial Highlights table in the fund’s most recent prospectus for details.
Portfolio Series Fundsportfolio series fund
arrowAmerican Funds Global Growth Portfolio℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Growth Portfolio℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Growth and Income Portfolio℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Moderate Growth and Income Portfolio℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Conservative Growth and Income Portfolio℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Preservation Portfolio℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses for Class R-5E shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
Target Date fundstarget date fund
arrowAmerican Funds 2060 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
Growth growth fund | Growth-and-Income growthIncome fund | Equity-Income equity fund | Balanced balanced fund | Bond income fund | Money Market money market fund | Portfolio Series portfolio series 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 - Enhanced℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - Moderate℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - Conservative℠
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least April 7, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.

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.