Fee waiver and expense reimbursements by fund

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-3, R-4, 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.

arrowAmerican Funds Global Growth PortfolioSM
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10% and reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least December 31, 2014, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. 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 waiving its management fee of 0.10% and reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least December 31, 2014, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
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 is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • This reimbursement will be in effect through at least February 1, 2015, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.

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

arrowAmerican Funds Growth and Income PortfolioSM
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10% and reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least December 31, 2014, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
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 InvestorsSM
  • 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 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.

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
arrowAmerican Funds Income PortfolioSM
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10% and reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least December 31, 2014, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
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 Balanced PortfolioSM
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10% and reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least December 31, 2014, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
arrowAmerican Funds Global Balanced FundSM
  • Not currently applicable.

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

Bond fundsincome fund
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 Funds Preservation PortfolioSM
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10% and reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The reimbursement will be in effect through at least December 31, 2014, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.
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.

Cash-equivalent fundcash fund
arrowAmerican Funds Money Market Fund®
  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses for all share classes. These reimbursements may be adjusted or discontinued by the investment adviser, subject to any restrictions in the fund’s prospectus.
  • 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.

Target date fundstarget date fund
arrowAmerican Funds 2055 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2050 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2040 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2035 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2030 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2020 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2015 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

arrowAmerican Funds 2010 Target Date Retirement Fund®
  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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

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.