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EuroPacific Growth Fund® (growth fund)

Class A shares

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Daily Prices

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

Net Asset Value (NAV) $48.97
NAV Change $0.14
Maximum Offering Price (MOP) $51.96

(All prices are subject to revision.)

Historical Prices & Distributions

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Ticker Symbols & Fund Numbers

Fund Number 16
Ticker/Quotron Symbol AEPGX
CUSIP Number 298706 10 2

Fund Description

Fund Objective The fund's investment objective is to provide long-term growth of capital.
Distinguishing Characteristics Invests in companies based chiefly in Europe and the Pacific Basin, ranging from small firms to large corporations.
Types of Investments Invests primarily in common stocks (may also invest in preferred stocks), convertibles, American Depositary Receipts, European Depositary Receipts, bonds and cash.
Non-U.S. Holdings Holdings are primarily outside the U.S. except a nominal portion that may be held in U.S. dollars.
Portfolio Restrictions Normally, at least 80% of assets must be invested in securities of issuers domiciled in Europe or the Pacific Basin.

Fund Facts

Minimum Initial Investment $250
Shareholder Accounts (aggregated for all share classes; updated monthly) 3,020,739
Regular Dividends Paid December
Capital Gains Paid December
Fund Inception April 16, 1984
Fiscal Year-End March

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 17.57% 6.37% 15.54% 8.29% 11.60%
With sales charge 10.81% 4.29% 14.18% 7.65% 11.38%
March 31, 2014 (most recent quarter-end)
NAV 17.57% 6.37% 15.54% 8.29% 11.60%
With sales charge 10.81% 4.29% 14.18% 7.65% 11.38%

Interactive Results Graphs

Expense Ratios

EuroPacific Growth Fund 0.86%
Lipper International Funds Average 1.44%

12-Month Distribution Rates

As of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)

NAV 0.91%
With sales charge 0.86%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield

As of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)

With sales charge 0.92%


Largest Industry Holdings

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

Banks 11.4%
Pharmaceuticals 11.2%
Semiconductors & semiconductor equipment 4.7%
Insurance 4.5%
Automobiles 4.5%
Internet software & services 3.7%
Wireless telecommunication services 3.7%
Food products 3.0%
Airlines 2.3%
Media 2.3%

Portfolio Holdings

(updated quarterly, upon availability)

Asset Mix

as of March 31, 2014 (updated monthly)

U.S. Equities 0.7%
Non-U.S. Equities 91.6%
U.S. Bonds 0.3%
Non-U.S. Bonds 0.0%
Cash & Equivalents 7.4%

Geographic Breakdown

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

United States 1.0%
Europe 52.8%
Asia & Pacific Basin 28.6%
Other (Including Canada & Latin America) 10.2%
Cash & equivalents 7.4%

Assets and Portfolio Turnover (for fiscal years)

Fiscal Year Fund Assets (billions) Portfolio Turnover
2014 $124.2 28%
2013 $107.5 27%
2012 $101.2 24%
2011 $113.3 31%
2010 $102.4 26%

Assets shown are for combined share classes.

Largest Equity Holdings

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


Novo Nordisk

A global leader in drugs to treat diabetes.



Makes pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines, and develops medical diagnostic equipment.



Internet and telecommunications conglomerate and distributor of digital media and software.



One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.


Samsung Electronics

Korea's top electronics manufacturer and a global leader in semiconductor production.



One of the largest retail and commercial banking groups in the U.K.



Major life insurance and pension provider with operations in the U.S., U.K. and Asia-Pacific region.


Associated British Foods

Produces food products including bread, crackers, teas and cooking ingredients.


Tencent Holdings

Major Internet service portal in China.


British American Tobacco

The world's second-largest tobacco company.


Portfolio Managers

Number of years with American Funds or affiliates
Stephen E. Bepler 41
Mark E. Denning 31
Nicholas Grace 20
Carl M. Kawaja 22
Jonathan Knowles 21
Sung Lee 19
Robert W. Lovelace 28
Jesper Lyckeus 17
Andrew B. Suzman 20
Christopher Thomsen 16

(as of the prospectus dated June 1, 2013)

The portfolio managers shown are reflected in the fund’s most recent prospectus. Stephen E. Bepler is no longer managing money in the fund.

Important Legal Information

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.

* 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.