*Short-term capital gains are treated as ordinary income for tax purposes.
In December, many of the American Funds paid regular income dividends. In addition, several funds paid special dividends.
Income dividend amounts are available in Historical Distributions.
The following American Funds paid special dividends in December, in addition to their regular dividend payments.
The percentage of each fund's taxable dividends that qualify for lower tax rates is listed below.
For most shareholders, the actual amount of qualified dividends received from American Funds investments will be reported on Form 1099-DIV (mailed in late January 2014).
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.