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Portfolio holdings

New Perspective Fund®

As of March 31, 2014 (updated quarterly, upon availability)

Equity securities* Shares or principal amount Market value Percent of net assets
ACE LTD 5,403,800 $535,300,428 0.95%
ADIDAS AG 3,336,478 $361,464,257 0.64%
AIA GROUP LTD 126,571,400 $601,359,672 1.07%
AIRBUS GROUP NV 7,116,724 $510,370,665 0.91%
AKZO NOBEL NV 1,325,000 $108,563,288 0.19%
ALCATEL-LUCENT 59,502,728 $235,110,523 0.42%
ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD CL B S/V 740,000 $59,849,299 0.11%
ALLIANZ SE 1,039,800 $175,725,455 0.31%
AMAZON.COM INC 4,149,000 $1,396,221,480 2.48%
AMERICA MOVIL SAB DE CV L ADR 2,525,800 $50,212,904 0.09%
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO 6,750,000 $607,702,500 1.08%
AMPHENOL CORP CL A 1,820,000 $166,803,000 0.30%
ANALOG DEVICES INC 1,700,000 $90,338,000 0.16%
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV NV 3,393,850 $356,724,963 0.64%
APPLE INC 298,000 $159,948,520 0.28%
ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC CL A 6,200,600 $62,502,048 0.11%
ARM HOLDINGS PLC 13,185,783 $222,346,441 0.40%
ASML HOLDING NV 5,538,381 $512,749,725 0.91%
ASML HOLDING NV (USD) 2,564,870 $239,456,263 0.43%
ASOS PLC 1,229,600 $106,439,466 0.19%
ASSA ABLOY AB B 3,484,100 $186,086,680 0.33%
ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC 12,945,056 $600,292,581 1.07%
ASTRAZENECA PLC (GBP) 2,965,000 $192,111,340 0.34%
ATLAS COPCO B 2,008,900 $55,086,000 0.10%
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES LTD 5,560,000 $358,119,600 0.64%
AVON PRODUCTS INC 7,898,100 $115,628,184 0.21%
AXA SA 8,612,650 $224,244,708 0.40%
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (THE) 1,605,334 $92,980,132 0.17%
BARCLAYS PLC 40,019,125 $156,099,653 0.28%
BAYER AG 6,524,860 $882,400,613 1.57%
BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC 1,120,000 $76,395,200 0.14%
BNP PARIBAS 2,100,200 $162,358,744 0.29%
BOEING CO 3,933,300 $493,589,817 0.88%
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO 6,567,500 $341,181,625 0.61%
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 10,747,500 $598,356,499 1.07%
BURBERRY GROUP PLC 20,416,991 $475,860,240 0.85%
CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LTD 5,105,000 $195,657,033 0.35%
CARNIVAL CORP COMMON PAIRED STOCK 8,285,000 $313,670,100 0.56%
CASINO GUICHARD PERRACHON SA 493,253 $58,795,415 0.10%
CBS CORP CL B N/V 4,465,000 $275,937,000 0.49%
CENOVUS ENERGY INC 1,772,600 $51,261,892 0.09%
CENOVUS ENERGY INC (USD) 1,025,000 $29,684,000 0.05%
CHEUNG KONG INFRASTRUCTURE HLDGS LTD 16,732,000 $107,329,580 0.19%
CHEVRON CORP 600,600 $71,417,346 0.13%
CHRISTIAN DIOR SA 370,000 $71,330,862 0.13%
CITIGROUP INC 437,600 $20,829,760 0.04%
CME GROUP INC CL A 7,999,732 $592,060,165 1.05%
COACH INC 2,103,500 $104,459,810 0.19%
COBALT INTERNATIONAL ENERGY INC 4,353,912 $79,763,668 0.14%
COCA-COLA AMATIL LTD 4,704,261 $48,138,735 0.09%
COCA-COLA CO 4,558,700 $176,239,342 0.31%
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO 1,624,000 $105,348,880 0.19%
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP 1,600,000 $178,688,000 0.32%
CUMMINS INC 603,817 $89,962,695 0.16%
DANONE SA 1,558,800 $110,258,850 0.20%
DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE PLC 2,575,800 $174,793,788 0.31%
DELTA AIR LINES INC 20,000,000 $693,000,000 1.22%
DEUTSCHE BANK AG NAMEN 4,655,000 $208,221,539 0.37%
DIRECTV 756,700 $57,827,014 0.10%
DNB ASA 5,094,318 $88,653,918 0.16%
DOW CHEMICAL CO 2,780,000 $135,080,200 0.24%
EATON CORP PLC 1,707,100 $128,237,352 0.23%
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP 530,000 $39,310,100 0.07%
ELECTROLUX AB SER B 1,826,700 $39,866,397 0.07%
ENBRIDGE INC 4,876,203 $221,469,157 0.39%
EOG RESOURCES INC 1,381,608 $271,030,041 0.48%
EXPEDIA INC 1,650,000 $119,625,000 0.21%
EXPERIAN PLC 5,270,000 $95,057,712 0.17%
FANUC CORPORATION 675,000 $118,849,058 0.21%
FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS LTD 13,902,700 $256,926,423 0.46%
FMC CORP 2,816,000 $215,592,960 0.38%
FMC TECHNOLOGIES INC 2,493,000 $130,358,970 0.23%
FORD MOTOR CO 9,000,000 $140,400,000 0.25%
FRESENIUS SE & CO KGAA 275,200 $43,063,315 0.08%
GEBERIT NAMEN AG 423,000 $138,693,030 0.25%
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO 11,965,300 $309,781,617 0.55%
GILEAD SCIENCES INC 7,629,700 $540,640,542 0.96%
GLENCORE XSTRATA PLC 20,985,000 $108,243,383 0.19%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 2,801,500 $459,025,775 0.82%
GOOGLE INC CL A 994,400 $1,108,268,744 1.97%
GRIFOLS SA B (BEARER) 1,576,222 $64,986,301 0.12%
GRIFOLS SA B ADR 3,829,500 $158,158,350 0.28%
HALLIBURTON CO 1,637,399 $96,426,427 0.17%
HEWLETT-PACKARD CO 5,000,000 $161,800,000 0.29%
HOLCIM LTD NAMEN 2,104,235 $174,736,109 0.31%
HOLOGIC INC 1,990,000 $42,785,000 0.08%
HOME DEPOT INC 8,808,100 $696,984,953 1.24%
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD 6,229,800 $219,045,482 0.39%
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC 1,500,000 $139,140,000 0.25%
HOSPIRA INC 1,000,000 $43,250,000 0.08%
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 23,794,461 $240,922,271 0.43%
HYUNDAI MOBIS CO LTD 140,700 $41,735,925 0.07%
ICICI BANK LTD 2,800,000 $58,738,767 0.10%
ICICI BANK LTD ADR 4,758,700 $208,431,060 0.37%
IMPALA PLATINUM HLDG 3,865,000 $44,000,426 0.08%
IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC 1,707,000 $69,031,432 0.12%
INDUSTRIA DE DISENO TEXTIL SA 2,186,557 $328,649,758 0.59%
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG NAMEN 4,767,300 $56,880,859 0.10%
ING GROEP NV CVA 8,060,000 $114,553,540 0.20%
INTERTEK GROUP PLC 3,410,428 $175,023,138 0.31%
INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC 467,000 $204,541,330 0.36%
JABIL CIRCUIT INC 6,048,500 $108,873,000 0.19%
JAPAN TOBACCO INC 7,529,000 $236,081,490 0.42%
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC 3,178,400 $150,401,888 0.27%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 7,220,000 $438,326,200 0.78%
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP 1,277,800 $140,877,450 0.25%
KOMATSU LTD 1,516,700 $31,366,031 0.06%
KONE OYJ CL B 9,172,700 $385,227,969 0.69%
KONINKLIJKE DSM NV 2,098,400 $144,121,707 0.26%
L'AIR LIQUIDE LOYALTY BONUS SHARES 2015 (NOT LISTED OR TRADING) 77,656 $10,533,295 0.02%
L'AIR LIQUIDE SA (NOT LISTED OR TRADING) 268,843 $36,465,985 0.06%
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP 2,000,000 $161,560,000 0.29%
LIBERTY GLOBAL PLC CL A 3,380,000 $140,608,000 0.25%
LINDE AG 1,577,300 $315,722,467 0.56%
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC 1,546,100 $81,309,399 0.14%
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON 548,000 $99,758,991 0.18%
MARUBENI CORP 8,470,000 $56,779,485 0.10%
MASTERCARD INC CL A 1,600,000 $119,520,000 0.21%
MCGRAW HILL FINANCIAL INC 1,300,000 $99,190,000 0.18%
MERCK & CO INC 7,730,000 $438,832,100 0.78%
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL 11,625,000 $300,622,500 0.54%
MICHAEL PAGE INTL 14,279,900 $117,017,554 0.21%
MICROSOFT CORP 15,485,000 $634,730,150 1.13%
MINDRAY MEDICAL INTL LTD CL A ADR 2,674,000 $86,530,640 0.15%
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD 5,290,000 $30,791,790 0.05%
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC 4,217,700 $145,721,535 0.26%
MONSANTO CO 2,348,600 $267,200,222 0.48%
MOODYS CORP 2,624,400 $208,167,408 0.37%
MORGAN STANLEY 6,500,000 $202,605,000 0.36%
MOSAIC COMPANY (THE) 1,352,800 $67,640,000 0.12%
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO LTD 3,008,300 $283,106,286 0.50%
NASPERS LIMITED N 5,612,500 $619,244,165 1.10%
NAVER CORP 453,000 $329,790,221 0.59%
NESTLE SA 8,018,700 $604,199,886 1.08%
NII HOLDINGS INC CL B 5,500,000 $6,545,000 0.01%
NIKE INC CL B 1,000,000 $73,860,000 0.13%
NIKON CORP 3,300,000 $53,047,770 0.09%
NINTENDO CO LTD 1,120,800 $133,496,858 0.24%
NOBLE ENERGY INC 3,020,000 $214,540,800 0.38%
NOVARTIS AG NAMEN 4,055,000 $344,413,091 0.61%
NOVO NORDISK A/S B 56,236,585 $2,565,486,557 4.56%
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP 1,470,000 $140,076,300 0.25%
OIL SEARCH LTD 40,718,221 $319,581,231 0.57%
OIL SEARCH LTD 144A 4,179,104 $32,800,136 0.06%
OMRON CORP 5,125,000 $210,934,334 0.38%
ORACLE CORP 5,945,500 $243,230,405 0.43%
ORIX CORP 24,392,440 $342,595,720 0.61%
PEPSICO INC 3,880,900 $324,055,150 0.58%
PERNOD RICARD SA 4,263,991 $496,777,349 0.88%
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO ON ADR (PETROBRAS) 1,968,000 $25,879,200 0.05%
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 5,903,474 $483,317,416 0.86%
POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC (USD) 3,295,000 $119,344,900 0.21%
PRAXAIR INC 800,000 $104,776,000 0.19%
PRICELINE.COM INC 501,000 $597,136,890 1.06%
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO 2,715,200 $218,845,120 0.39%
PRUDENTIAL PLC 24,530,041 $519,649,126 0.93%
PUBLICIS GROUPE SA 2,245,544 $203,095,872 0.36%
RACKSPACE HOSTING INC 896,508 $29,423,393 0.05%
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS 1,372,000 $411,984,160 0.73%
RIO TINTO PLC 4,745,000 $264,626,783 0.47%
ROCHE HOLDING AG 1,126,300 $338,550,606 0.60%
ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC 16,873,000 $302,673,501 0.54%
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC B (LONDON) 1,630,998 $63,630,718 0.11%
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC B ADR 200,000 $15,622,000 0.03%
RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC ADR 3,869,499 $227,565,236 0.41%
SABMILLER PLC 6,584,008 $328,860,131 0.59%
SALESFORCE.COM INC 2,387,000 $136,273,830 0.24%
SAMPO OYJ A 2,980,000 $154,824,471 0.28%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD COM 76,500 $96,739,502 0.17%
SCHLUMBERGER LTD 1,750,000 $170,625,000 0.30%
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA 3,442,858 $306,092,060 0.55%
SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD 2,220,000 $84,673,359 0.15%
SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LTD 15,585,952 $235,700,491 0.42%
SIEMENS AG NAMEN 861,800 $115,979,290 0.21%
SOFTBANK CORP 5,124,700 $386,501,910 0.69%
SONIC HEALTHCARE LTD 4,753,304 $76,170,664 0.14%
SONOVA HOLDING AG 98,658 $14,433,656 0.03%
STANDARD CHARTERED PLC 5,080,500 $106,254,662 0.19%
STARBUCKS CORP 2,800,000 $205,464,000 0.37%
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC 6,400,000 $272,809,501 0.49%
SUZUKI MOTOR 2,285,200 $59,530,683 0.11%
SWATCH GROUP 681,770 $79,136,080 0.14%
SWATCH GROUP (BEARER) 565,568 $355,459,495 0.63%
SYNGENTA AG 124,648 $47,279,522 0.08%
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG CO (TSMC) 161,757,994 $632,046,984 1.13%
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG CO ADR 3,000,000 $60,060,000 0.11%
TDK CORP 1,152,400 $48,035,827 0.09%
TE CONNECTIVITY LTD 371,875 $22,390,594 0.04%
TECHNIP SA 997,262 $102,966,189 0.18%
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC 9,617,791 $453,478,846 0.81%
TIFFANY & CO 2,695,100 $232,182,865 0.41%
TIME WARNER INC 4,491,700 $293,442,761 0.52%
TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC 1,550,000 $46,469,496 0.08%
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 7,853,400 $441,979,696 0.79%
UCB SA (BRUSSELS) 1,720,954 $137,988,837 0.25%
UNILEVER NV CVA 7,546,500 $310,292,115 0.55%
UNILEVER PLC 677,000 $28,914,593 0.05%
UNION PACIFIC CORP 760,000 $142,621,600 0.25%
UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC 12,300,000 $548,949,000 0.98%
UNITED STATES STEEL CORP 1,500,000 $41,415,000 0.07%
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP 4,429,900 $517,589,516 0.92%
VALLOUREC SA 2,258,000 $122,745,046 0.22%
VERISIGN INC 7,991,624 $430,828,450 0.77%
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC 3,691,000 $261,027,520 0.46%
VISA INC CL A 616,300 $133,034,518 0.24%
VODAFONE GROUP PLC 30,880,145 $113,687,015 0.20%
W.W. GRAINGER INC 419,500 $105,990,870 0.19%
WAL-MART DE MEXICO SAB DE CV SER V 29,667,984 $70,400,532 0.13%
WALT DISNEY COMPANY (THE) 3,800,000 $304,266,000 0.54%
WEYERHAEUSER CO (REIT) 3,605,000 $105,806,750 0.19%
WYNN MACAU LTD 29,265,200 $121,839,454 0.22%
Fixed-income securities* Shares or principal amount Market value
ANZ NATIONAL (INT`L) LTD 4(2) CP 5/8/2014 60,000,000 $59,990,291
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA CP 7/8/2014 75,000,000 $74,965,800
BANK TOKYO-MIT UFJ NY CP 4/7/2014 22,800,000 $22,799,335
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 05-16-14 67,000,000 $66,994,129
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 06-25-14 20,000,000 $19,997,200
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 07-01-14 50,000,000 $49,992,500
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 4/2/2014 24,100,000 $24,099,945
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 4/21/2014 68,600,000 $68,598,585
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 4/23/2014 40,204,000 $40,202,637
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 5/15/2014 25,000,000 $24,998,125
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 5/21/2014 72,000,000 $71,992,174
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 5/22/2014 16,000,000 $15,998,613
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 5/23/2014 25,000,000 $24,997,266
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 5/9/2014 40,000,000 $39,996,781
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 6/6/2014 25,000,000 $24,997,250
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 7/23/2014 50,000,000 $49,990,500
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 8/13/2014 56,600,000 $56,586,982
FED HM LN BK DISC NT 8/8/2014 87,500,000 $87,480,750
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 04-01-14 25,952,000 $25,951,958
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 04-15-14 25,000,000 $24,999,448
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 04-22-14 50,000,000 $49,998,199
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 05-01-14 50,000,000 $49,997,502
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 05-02-14 36,200,000 $36,198,163
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 05-05-14 50,000,000 $49,996,557
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 05-20-14 90,000,000 $89,990,410
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 07-07-14 81,816,000 $81,802,909
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 1/16/2015 99,400,000 $99,281,714
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 1/6/2015 35,000,000 $34,960,100
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 10/1/2014 108,800,000 $108,753,216
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 10/15/2014 72,600,000 $72,561,522
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 10/8/2014 50,000,000 $49,976,000
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 6/13/2014 35,200,000 $35,195,776
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 6/18/2014 100,000,000 $99,987,000
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 8/5/2014 67,100,000 $67,085,909
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 9/16/2014 20,500,000 $20,492,620
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 9/17/2014 66,100,000 $66,076,204
FED HM LN MTG CORP DISC NT 9/4/2014 50,000,000 $49,985,000
FED NAT MTG DISC NT 05-01-14 30,100,000 $30,098,496
FED NAT MTG DISC NT 5/19/2014 66,600,000 $66,593,580
FED NAT MTG DISC NT 9/15/2014 113,800,000 $113,770,412
FED NAT MTG DISC NT 9/22/2014 43,100,000 $43,087,501
GENERAL ELECTRIC CP 4/1/2014 14,900,000 $14,899,979
GLAXOSMITHKLN FIN PLC 4(2) CP 5/20/2014 26,900,000 $26,893,606
INTL BK R/D DISC NT 4/14/2014 42,400,000 $42,398,543
INTL BK R/D DISC NT 5/16/2014 33,600,000 $33,597,056
INTL BK R/D DISC NT 8/22/2014 50,000,000 $49,987,500
KFW 4(2) CP 5/14/2014 76,700,000 $76,689,654
NATL AUSTRALIA FDG 4(2) CP 7/21/2014 39,900,000 $39,880,808
NORDEA BANK AB 4(2) CP 8/26/2014 44,800,000 $44,763,309
OLD LINE FUNDING LLC 4(2) CP 6/19/2014 50,000,000 $49,990,800
ONTARIO PROVINCE OF CP 4/17/2014 26,000,000 $25,998,772
PRIVATE EXPORT FUND CORP 4(2) CP 4/29/2014 14,000,000 $13,998,643
SHELL INTL FINANCE BV 4(2) CP 4/25/2014 30,000,000 $29,998,542
SHOPRITE INVESTMENTS LTD CV REG S 6.50% 04-03-17(TRADE ZAR 10,000 NOMINAL) 43,260,000 $4,623,712
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING 4(2) CP 6/10/2014 28,000,000 $27,988,688
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING 4(2) CP 6/17/2014 23,700,000 $23,689,003
SVENSKA HANDELSBK INC 4(2) CP 5/7/2014 74,800,000 $74,787,659
SVENSKA HANDELSBK INC 4(2) CP 6/6/2014 50,000,000 $49,984,700
TORONTO DOM HDG USA 4(2) CP 6/25/2014 39,700,000 $39,686,026
TORONTO DOM HDG USA 4(2) CP 7/14/2014 32,600,000 $32,585,265
U S TREASURY BILL 5/15/2014 150,000,000 $149,992,379
U S TREASURY BILL 6/5/2014 29,700,000 $29,699,109
US TREASURY NOTE 0.25% 05-31-15 31,325,000 $31,360,397
US TREASURY NOTE 0.25% 10-31-15 9,000,000 $8,998,740
US TREASURY NOTE 4.0% 02-15-15 74,925,000 $77,467,205
VICTORY RECEIVABLES CORP 4(2) CP 5/13/2014 64,000,000 $63,985,472
VICTORY RECEIVABLES CORP 4(2) CP 5/28/2014 31,400,000 $31,391,906

*Excludes certain securities in initial period of acquisition.


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