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January 22, 2016
2015 Year-End Distributions


Capital Gain Distributions

Capital gain distributions for 2015 are listed below.

Read our Capital Gains FAQ to learn about capital gain distributions and how they affect your account.

Year-End Distributions of Capital Gains

Fund

Record

Date

Payment

Date

Per-Share Amounts

Long-Term

Per-Share Amounts

Short-Term

AMCAP Fund®

12/18

12/21

$1.339

American Balanced Fund®

12/21

12/22

0.844

American Funds Developing World 
Growth and Income Fund℠

American Funds Global Balanced Fund℠

12/23

12/24

0.546

American Funds Inflation Linked Bond Fund®

12/24

12/28

0.011

0.066

American Funds Mortgage Fund®

12/31

1/4/16

0.007

0.118

American Funds Short-Term
Tax-Exempt Bond Fund®

American Funds Tax-Exempt Fund of New York®

American High-Income
Municipal Bond Fund®

American High-Income Trust®

American Mutual Fund®

12/18

12/21

1.453

The Bond Fund of America®

Capital Income Builder®

Capital World Bond Fund®

Capital World Growth and Income Fund®

12/22

12/23

0.710

EuroPacific Growth Fund®

12/23

12/24

0.590

Fundamental Investors®

12/22

12/23

1.706

The Growth Fund of America®

12/22

12/23

3.391

The Income Fund of America®

12/21

12/22

0.370

Intermediate Bond Fund of America®

12/31

1/4/16

0.023

0.008

International Growth and Income Fund℠

The Investment Company of America®

12/18

12/21

2.250

Limited Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America®

The New Economy Fund®

12/22

12/23

2.061

New Perspective Fund®

12/23

12/24

1.950

New World Fund®

Short-Term Bond Fund of America®

12/31

1/4/16

0.009

0.010

SMALLCAP World Fund®

12/22

12/23

2.831

The Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America®

The Tax-Exempt Fund of California®

The Tax-Exempt Fund of Maryland®

The Tax-Exempt Fund of Virginia®

U.S. Government Securities Fund®

12/31

1/4/16

0.109

0.104

Washington Mutual Investors Fund℠

12/18

12/21

1.586

American Funds Portfolio Series℠

American Funds 
Balanced Portfolio℠

12/29

12/30

0.273

American Funds
Global Growth Portfolio℠

12/29

12/30

0.421

American Funds
Growth and Income Portfolio℠

12/29

12/30

0.347

American Funds
Growth Portfolio℠

12/29

12/30

0.595

American Funds
Income Portfolio℠

12/29

12/30

0.051

American Funds
Preservation Portfolio℠

American Funds
Tax-Advantaged Income Portfolio℠

0.084

American Funds
Tax-Exempt Preservation Portfolio℠

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series℠

American Funds Retirement Income
Portfolio – Conservative℠

American Funds Retirement Income
Portfolio – Enhanced℠

American Funds Retirement Income
Portfolio – Moderate℠

American Funds Target Date Retirement Series®

American Funds 2060
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.003

American Funds 2055
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.503

American Funds 2050
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.509

American Funds 2045
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.506

American Funds 2040
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.532

American Funds 2035
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.593

American Funds 2030
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.563

American Funds 2025
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.566

American Funds 2020
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.325

American Funds 2015
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.449

American Funds 2010
Target Date Retirement Fund℠

12/30

12/31

0.310

Short-term capital gains are treated as ordinary income for tax purposes.


Dividends

Income Dividends

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

Special Dividends

The following American Funds paid special dividends in December, in addition to their regular dividend payments.

Funds That Paid Special Dividends

Fund

Per-Share Amount

American Mutual Fund

$0.0200

Capital Income Builder

0.0200

Capital World Bond Fund

Capital World Growth and Income Fund

0.1700

Fundamental Investors

0.1660

The Investment Company of America

0.0400

Washington Mutual Investors Fund

0.0700

Qualified Dividends

Funds that invest in stocks of U.S. corporations and many of those based outside the U.S. pay dividends that qualify for lower tax rates. However, when a fund derives a significant portion of its income from sources such as interest, short-term capital gains and dividends from certain international corporations, a portion of its dividend does not qualify for reduced tax rates. Instead, that portion is taxed at the ordinary income rates. Funds that derive all of their income from investments in bonds, money market instruments and non-dividend-paying investments do not pay qualified dividends.

For most investors, the amount of qualified dividends received will be reported on Form 1099-DIV (mailed by February 1, 2016).

Funds That Paid Qualified Dividends

Fund

Percentage

AMCAP Fund

—*

American Balanced Fund

100%

American Funds Developing World Growth and Income Fund

100

American Funds Global Balanced Fund

100

American High-Income Trust

2.72

American Mutual Fund

100

The Bond Fund of America

0.62

Capital Income Builder

93.23

Capital World Bond Fund

4.42

Capital World Growth and Income Fund

100

EuroPacific Growth Fund

83.58

Fundamental Investors

100

The Growth Fund of America

100

The Income Fund of America

86.64

International Growth and Income Fund

88.99

The Investment Company of America

100

The New Economy Fund

100

New Perspective Fund

100

New World Fund

100

SMALLCAP World Fund

—*

Washington Mutual Investors Fund

100

AMERICAN FUNDS PORTFOLIO SERIES

American Funds Balanced Portfolio

100

American Funds Global Growth Portfolio

100

American Funds Growth and Income Portfolio

100

American Funds Growth Portfolio

100

American Funds Income Portfolio

56.93

American Funds Preservation Portfolio

0.27

American Funds Tax-Advantaged Income Portfolio

100

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio Series

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio — Conservative

58.79

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio — Enhanced

91.73

American Funds Retirement Income Portfolio — Moderate

73.14

American Funds Target Date Retirement Series

American Funds 2060 Target Date Retirement Fund

100

American Funds 2055 Target Date Retirement Fund

100

American Funds 2050 Target Date Retirement Fund

100

American Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund

100

American Funds 2040 Target Date Retirement Fund

100

American Funds 2035 Target Date Retirement Fund

100

American Funds 2030 Target Date Retirement Fund

91.72

American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund

78.90

American Funds 2020 Target Date Retirement Fund

80.37

American Funds 2015 Target Date Retirement Fund

73.42

American Funds 2010 Target Date Retirement Fund

77.41

*This fund did not have taxable income to distribute in 2015 and therefore did not pay any dividends in 2015.


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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.