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American Mutual Fund® (growth-and-income fund)

Class A shares

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Daily Prices

Updated April 17, 2014, 3:19PM Pacific time

Net Asset Value (NAV) $35.15
NAV Change $0.10
Maximum Offering Price (MOP) $37.29

(All prices are subject to revision.)

Historical Prices & Distributions

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Ticker Symbols & Fund Numbers

Fund Number 03
Ticker/Quotron Symbol AMRMX
CUSIP Number 027681 10 5

Fund Description

Fund Objective The fund strives for the balanced accomplishment of three objectives: current income, growth of capital and conservation of principal.
Distinguishing Characteristics The fund is conservatively managed to reduce volatility and risk. The fund does not own securities of companies that derive the majority of their revenues from tobacco and/or alcohol.
Types of Investments The fund invests primarily in common stocks, securities convertible into common stocks, nonconvertible preferred stocks, U.S. government securities, investment-grade (BBB and above, or unrated, but determined by the fund’s investment adviser to be of equivalent quality) bonds and cash.
Non-U.S. Holdings May invest up to 20% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States and not included in the S&P 500 Composite Index. May invest up to 5% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States and Canada and not included in the S&P 500 Composite Index.

Fund Facts

Minimum Initial Investment $250
Shareholder Accounts (aggregated for all share classes; updated monthly) 1,203,433
Regular Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Capital Gains Paid December
Fund Inception February 21, 1950
Fiscal Year-End October

The months indicated for dividends and capital gains paid represent the anticipated current year ex-dividend date schedule for all share classes.

Returns & Expenses

Figures shown are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown. Results shown at net asset value have all distributions reinvested. If a sales charge had been deducted, the results would have been lower. Share price and return will vary, so investors may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Returns with sales charge for Class A shares reflect payment of the 5.75% maximum sales charge at the beginning of the stated periods. Definitions and other important legal information about these prices and returns are shown below.

Rates of Return*

  Average Annual Total Returns
1 yr 3 yrs 5 yrs 10 yrs Fund Lifetime
March 31, 2014 (most recent month-end)
NAV 17.92% 13.54% 18.74% 7.59% 11.77%
With sales charge 11.15% 11.32% 17.34% 6.96% 11.66%
March 31, 2014 (most recent quarter-end)
NAV 17.92% 13.54% 18.74% 7.59% 11.77%
With sales charge 11.15% 11.32% 17.34% 6.96% 11.66%

Interactive Results Graphs

Expense Ratios

American Mutual Fund 0.61%
Lipper Growth & Income Funds Average 1.13%

12-Month Distribution Rates

As of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)

NAV 1.90%
With sales charge 1.79%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield

As of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)

With sales charge 1.88%


Largest Industry Holdings

% of net assets as of March 31, 2014 (updated quarterly)

Pharmaceuticals 8.1%
Oil, gas & consumable fuels 5.8%
Electric utilities 4.4%
Semiconductors & semiconductor equipment 4.4%
Aerospace & defense 4.3%
Chemicals 4.2%
Diversified telecommunication services 4.2%
Insurance 3.9%
Multi-utilities 3.4%
Biotechnology 3.2%

Portfolio Holdings

(updated quarterly, upon availability)

Asset Mix

as of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)

U.S. Equities 85.2%
Non-U.S. Equities 5.7%
U.S. Bonds 1.3%
Cash & Equivalents 7.8%

Assets and Portfolio Turnover (for fiscal years)

Fiscal Year Fund Assets (billions) Portfolio Turnover
2013 $30.7 18%
2012 $22.7 22%
2011 $18.6 23%
2010 $17.1 20%
2009 $14.6 27%

Assets shown are for combined share classes.

Largest Equity Holdings

Percent of net assets as of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)



Major broadband and telecommunication services provider.



The world's largest biotechnology company.



Research-based biopharmaceutical company.


Texas Instruments

Global designer and producer of semiconductors.


Home Depot

The world's largest home improvement retailer.



One of the nation's largest electric utilities, with a large customer base in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.


General Dynamics

This major defense contractor manufactures warships, submarines and information systems.



A world leader in software and Internet technologies. Its products include the Windows operating system and Office software.



Provides media and television broadcasting services worldwide.



Provides natural gas and electricity service to Northern and Central California.


Portfolio Managers

Number of years with American Funds or affiliates
Joyce E. Gordon 34
James B. Lovelace 32
William L. Robbins 19
James Terrile 17
Dylan Yolles 14

(as of the prospectus dated January 1, 2014)

The portfolio managers shown are reflected in the fund’s most recent prospectus.

Important Legal Information

Bond ratings, which typically range from AAA/Aaa (highest) to D (lowest), are assigned by credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor's, Moody's and/or Fitch, as an indication of an issuer's creditworthiness.

* Investment results assume all distributions are reinvested and reflect applicable fees and expenses.

  When applicable, investment results reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, without which results would have been lower. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.

Source for Lipper expense ratio comparison: Lipper, based on front-end load funds, excluding funds of funds, for the most recent fiscal year-ends available as of March 31, 2014. The fund’s expense ratio is as of the fund’s prospectus. The expense ratios do not reflect sales charges.

The SEC yield reflects the rate at which the fund is earning income on its current portfolio of securities, while the distribution rate reflects the fund's past dividends paid to shareholders. Accordingly, the fund's SEC yield and distribution rate may differ.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. CollegeAmerica is distributed by American Funds Distributors® and sold through unaffiliated intermediaries.