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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 January 1, 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 January 1, 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 January 1, 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 FundSM
  • 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 January 1, 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 shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
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.
arrowFundamental Investors®
  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
arrowAmerican Funds Global Balanced FundSM
  • 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 January 1, 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 January 1, 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 January 1, 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 shares. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Strategic Bond FundSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican High-Income Trust®
  • No waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
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.
arrowCapital World Bond Fund®
  • No waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
arrowIntermediate Bond Fund of America®
  • No 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowU.S. Government Securities Fund®
  • No waivers or reimbursements to disclose.
Money Market fundmoney market fund
arrowAmerican Funds U.S. Government Money Market FundSM
  • 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 PortfolioSM
  • 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Growth PortfolioSM
  • 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Growth and Income PortfolioSM
  • 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Balanced PortfolioSM
  • 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Income PortfolioSM
  • 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 January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Preservation PortfolioSM
  • 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 January 1, 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 January 1, 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 - EnhancedSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - ModerateSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 2018. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Retirement Income Portfolio - ConservativeSM
  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least January 1, 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.