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APRIL 12, 2016

American Funds Scores a Morningstar® Stewardship Grade A

Report cards are out, and American Funds is delighted to announce that we’ve received a Morningstar Stewardship grade A. Morningstar cited our corporate culture, fund board quality, fund manager incentives, fees, and regulatory history as reasons for the top grade. Additionally, they recognized the enhancements that we’ve made to our bond business along with the launch of new funds of funds. The stewardship grade looks at, among other things, a firm’s corporate culture ― how funds are run ― and not at fund strategy, risk or return.

Read the Morningstar article reprint (PDF) that includes details on the screening criteria.


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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.