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Fee waiver and expense reimbursements by fund

An explanation of how each American Fund is affected by the fee waiver and/or expense reimbursements is shown below.

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Growth Funds

AMCAP Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

EuroPacific Growth Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Growth Fund of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The New Economy Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

New Perspective Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

New World Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

SMALLCAP World Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Growth-and-income funds

American Funds Developing World Growth and Income FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • This reimbursement will be in effect through at least February 1, 2015, unless modified or terminated by the fund’s board. The adviser may elect at its discretion to extend, modify or terminate the reimbursement at that time.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

American Mutual Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Capital World Growth and Income Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Fundamental InvestorsSM

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

International Growth and Income FundSM

  • Since the fund’s inception through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Investment Company of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Washington Mutual Investors FundSM

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds and the business manager for Washington Mutual Investors Fund waived a portion of their management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Equity-income funds

Capital Income Builder®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Income Fund of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Balanced funds

American Balanced Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

American Funds Global Balanced FundSM

  • Not currently applicable.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Bond funds

American Funds Mortgage Fund®

  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

American High-Income Trust®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Bond Fund of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Capital World Bond Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Intermediate Bond Fund of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Short-Term Bond Fund of America®

  • Since the fund’s inception through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • The investment adviser has also reimbursed expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

U.S. Government Securities Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Tax-Exempt Bond Funds

American Funds Short-Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund®

  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

American Funds Tax-Exempt Fund of New York®

  • The investment adviser is currently reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through September 30, 2014.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

American High-Income Municipal Bond Fund®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Limited Term Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Tax-Exempt Fund of California®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds waived a portion of its management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Tax-Exempt Fund of Maryland®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds and the business manager for The Tax-Exempt Fund of Maryland waived a portion of their management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

The Tax-Exempt Fund of Virginia®

  • From September 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008, the investment adviser to the American Funds and the business manager for The Tax-Exempt Fund of Virginia waived a portion of their management fees.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Money Market Funds

American Funds Money Market Fund®

  • The investment adviser has reimbursed expenses for all share classes. These reimbursements may be adjusted or discontinued by the investment adviser, subject to any restrictions in the fund’s prospectus.
  • Investment results reflect the reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.

Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report or prospectus for details.

Portfolio Series funds

American Funds Balanced PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Global Growth PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Growth and Income PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Growth PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Income PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Preservation PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Tax-Advantaged Income PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds Tax-Exempt Preservation PortfolioSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

College Target Date funds

American Funds College 2030 FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds College 2027 FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds College 2024 FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds College 2021 FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds College 2018 FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds College 2015 FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

American Funds College Enrollment FundSM

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser is reimbursing a portion of other expenses.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval. The adviser has committed to retain any reimbursements only through December 31, 2014.

Retirement Target date funds

American Funds 2055 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2050 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2045 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2040 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2035 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2030 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2020 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2015 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

American Funds 2010 Target Date Retirement Fund®

  • The investment adviser is currently waiving its management fee of 0.10%.
  • The investment adviser has in the past reimbursed certain expenses for all share classes.
  • Investment results reflect the waiver and reimbursements, without which results would have been lower.
  • After December 31, 2014, the adviser may modify or terminate the waiver, but only with fund board approval.

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.