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August 18, 2017

We are Making Changes to American Funds Strategic Bond Fund℠

The investment limits for American Funds Strategic Bond Fund are changing to better reflect the fund’s investment approach.

Effective August 18, 2017, the following changes will reduce the fund’s investment limits.

How Investment Limits Are Changing

New Limit

Old Limit

High yield

Emerging markets

Non–U.S. currency

35%

35%

35%

50%

40%

50%

Please call (800) 421-4225 for more 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.

This material is intended for use by financial professionals or in conjunction with the advice of a financial professional.

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 and should be read carefully before investing. 

The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with the underlying bond holdings. Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds. 

The use of derivatives involves a variety of risks, which may be different from, or greater than, the risks associated with investing in traditional cash securities, such as stocks and bonds. The fund may engage in frequent and active trading of its portfolio securities, which may involve correspondingly greater transaction costs, adversely affecting the fund's results.

Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility, as more fully described in the prospectus. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries. 

The American Funds are distributed by American Funds Distributors, Inc.